Any general rules for pairing sparkling wine with cheese?
Champagne, prosecco, sparkling rosé: All of these bubbly beverages are incredibly cheese-friendly. Standout partners include creamy bloomy rinds; crisp, fresh goat’s milk cheeses; and hard aged cheeses flavored with beer. (About the only no-no is super-salty fromage—think Pecorino Romano, feta, or some blues—that can overwhelm a sparkler’s nuances.) To taste: First try the sparkling wine, then the cheese, then a bit more wine. We find that a dry sparkling rosé adds more depth and balance to the pairing than plain prosecco or brut Champagne, but feel free to do your own research. Cheers!