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The Zodiac Signs As Cheese Pairings


Sometimes matches are just written in the stars (like your astrological cheese soulmate). Such is the case with cheese pairings: where the possibilities are endless, and each match feels like a personal, intimate experience. So for those moments when you just can’t decide what kind of flavor combo you’re looking for, we’ve taken the liberty of matching each zodiac sign with a culture cheese pairing that we think just makes sense. Find your matches below (check your sun, moon, rising, and so on!) for the intrinsic match that complements your astrological traits.

Aries (March 20–April 19): Cava + Manchego

The bold, independent, and cheerful sign of the zodiac deserves a pairing that’s as bubbly as their personality. A glass of Cava might not be as bougie as capital-C Champagne—but it’s just as delicious and has a smaller price tag, making it a solid choice for such a practical sign. And we couldn’t resist matching the ram sign with a sheep’s milk staple like Manchego (because, duh).


Taurus (April 19–May 20): Cannabis leaf pesto + Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO

pestoTaureans are known for their inherent desire for the finer things in life: great food, close friends, and good ol’ relaxation. That’s why their ideal night-in would consist of enjoying a succulent, high-quality cheese—like mozzarella di bufala—with a cannabis edible that’s equally as delicious as it is relaxing.

 


Gemini (May 20–June 21): Tequila + Mad River Blue

Nothing matches the outgoing and impulsive energy of a Gemini like a tequila shot. And when it comes to spirits, a Gemini deserves the best. Pair a barrel-aged reposado with a fudgy and funky cheese like Mad River Blue to evoke an explosion of flavor, where every single bite is exciting.


Cancer (June 21–July 22): Oatmeal cookies + Seascape cheddar

This pairing is all about tapping into Cancers’ sensitive side and evoking comforting feelings of childhood nostalgia. Oatmeal cookies—even if they’re store-bought—conjure memories of grandma baking and classroom snacktime. Pair them with an artisan mixed-milk cheddar for the perfect blend of sweet and savory (and low- and high-brow) to make a Cancer feel right at home.


Leo (July 22–August 22): White sturgeon caviar + Jasper Hill Harbison

caviarOne thing you can count on from Leos: They won’t settle for less than they deserve. And that bar is high. That’s why they’d enjoy a pairing that goes all out—and it really doesn’t get more extra than a creamy, spoonable wheel of Harbison with melt-in-your-mouth caviar. Enjoy with candlelight and Champagne.


Virgo (August 22–September 22): Fried herbs + bread cheese

cheese and herbsAn ambitious and perfectionistic Virgo would enjoy putting in a little bit of work to uncover their ideal pairing, and incorporating herbs for an earth sign just feels right. Fry up some bread cheese with fresh parsley, rosemary, and sage (or anything available in the garden) for an elevated pairing that allows for experimentation, elbow grease, and a little extra satisfaction.


Libra (September 22–October 23): Butterfly pea flower + Ricotta

Libras are all about aesthetics (and balance). That’s why they would appreciate a pop of cerulean color on their dinner table, provided by butterfly pea flower: a colorful plant that’s popularly made its way into teas, lattes, and even dairy dishes recently. Mixing the botanical powder into creamy ricotta would elevate the look of their homemade cheese plate or brunch spread, and its mild, earthy flavor is approachable enough for a people-pleasing Libra to serve while entertaining a range of guests.


Scorpio (October 23–November 22): Green chartreuse + Parmigiano Reggiano

One of the boldest and most assertive signs of the zodiac deserves a pairing that makes as much of a statement as they do. A verdant liquor like green chartreuse definitely isn’t for the faint of heart (just like a Scorpio), and it takes center stage next to an equally iconic Parmigiano Reggiano. Don’t sleep on the strength of this full-bodied liquor—or its accompanying sign.


Sagittarius (November 22–December 21): Peanut Butter Pretzels + Griffin

Where there’s a Sag, there’s a party. This sign is known for being optimistic, fun, and spontaneous, so don’t overthink it when it comes to accompaniments. Junk food like pretzels can go a long way, and are perfect when entertaining with friends—as Sags often do. Match them with a raw milk cheddar for a bite that’s crowd-pleasing and low-effort (leaving more time for socializing).


Capricorn (December 21–January 20): Nitro cold brew + Nuvola di Pecora

cheese and cold brewCaps are known for getting things done, and cold brew is one of the best supplements for a big to-do list or a long day at the office. Enjoy a turbo-boosted glass of nitro brew with a contrasting, supple, and earthy Italian sheep’s milk cheese for a combination that’s balanced and logical—the perfect fit for this grounded earth sign.


Aquarius (January 19–February 18): Fermented Seaweed Salad + Camembert

Okay, this pairing works for a few reasons (beyond the cliché and almost too obvious water-bearer-and-seaweed match): Aquas are known for their humanitarian instincts and eccentric personalities, making Atlantic Sea Farms’ Fermented Seaweed Salad—which helps support local communities and fight climate change—the perfect unconventional accompaniment. Matching it with a buttery camembert complements its umami flavors and makes it the perfect bite on a sourdough cracker.


Pisces (February 18–March 20): Boozy marshmallows + La Caseria Valdeón

stack of marshmallowsThis dreamy and imaginative sign would appreciate a pairing as out-of-this-world as an artisan Bacon Bourbon Marshmallow paired with an assertive mixed milk blue. The sweet, savory, and boozy combination would satisfy all the creative aspects of a Pisces, with a pillowy texture that’s reminiscent of the unique soft energy the sign radiates.

Monica Petrucci

Monica is Culture's former Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

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