Wine and cheese pairing has a reputation for being stodgy, formal and overly complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, if you follow this guide, it can be as simple as reaching into your pantry for a few pouches of your favorite ParmCrisps® flavors, pulling some Bread & Butter wine from the rack and following the advice you’ll find on their bottle—Don’t Overthink It.
Both ParmCrisps® and Bread & Butter have crafted their reputations around making high-quality, highly flavorful products from top-notch ingredients that are simply prepared. Baked or fermented, cheese or grapes, the philosophy is the same, which is one of the reasons we pair so well with one another. But while we both prefer to keep things simple, nobody here is interested in being bland, and we know neither are you. So, the next time you’re having friends over, getting out the picnic basket for a trip to the park or just interested in enjoying some spontaneous sips and snacks, have these tips in mind:
Keep It Classic
For wines with strong characteristics of fresh fruit, like Bread & Butter Chardonnay, the savory simplicity of ParmCrisps® Original is all you need to bring out the best in both products.
Meet Depth With Depth
The layered tastes of ParmCrisps® Four Cheese play perfectly with more complicated wines, like Bread & Butter Cabernet. The rich red fruit notes mingle with parmesan, romano, asiago and provolone wonderfully, with the tanginess of the cheese balancing the dry sweetness of the wine as well.
When choosing an intense wine, it’s time to open up a pouch or tub that’s full of bold flavors as well. ParmCrisps® Sour Cream & Onion is an excellent choice to enjoy alongside Bread & Butter Cabernet, tempting your palate with flavors intense enough to not be overpowered by each other, but that still play nicely together.
Finally, mix it up! Consider this guide nothing more than that—a nudge down the path of new pairings you’re sure to discover as you explore both the ParmCrisps® and Bread & Butter lineups. And if you find that your favorite combination happens to be ParmCrisps® Jalapeño and Bread & Butter Rosé, all the better. Whatever you choose is sure to be Unsinfully Good.