Ready to crack open a cold one? Whether you’re enjoying a Corona on the boardwalk or sipping a glass of Rose on the roof, we’ve put together the essential summer drink pairing guide to make beverage + cheese combos a breeze.
Light Beers + Stockinghall Cheddar: Whether it’s an IPA or a Sour, we think that the bright and effervescent beers of the summer are begging to be paired with some sweet cheddar, specifically our Cavemaster Reserve Stockinghall. This unique cheese’s addictive crunch and gentle tropical fruit undertones give it a snackable quality that’s made for lighter beers. So grab a six pack or a can from your local craft beer shop and head to the beach or the park with Stockinghall in tow.
Rosé + Brebirousse D’Argental: If you’re adopting the “rosé all day” attitude this summer, we’ve got just the right cheese for you. Meet Brebirousse D’Argental, famous for its orange rind, a French favorite that’s oozing with bold, buttery goodness. Creamy and nutty, Brebirousse is the ideal companion to your glass of pink, as its assertiveness is made mellow by the addition of a mouthful or sweet or dry rosé, creating a colorful duo that melts in the mouth, and looks especially tasty in a photo.
Cocktail + Murray’s Cave Aged Gruyère: Gin & Tonic? Margarita? Sea Breeze? Whatever your cocktail of choice, there’s one tried and true classic that hits the mark every time: Gruyère. Perfect with a crisp vodka soda or a bright Aperol Spritz, this Alpine favorite is sweet, nutty, and utterly snackable, with an approachable profile that makes it an easy pair for nearly every liquor combo.
Bodega Can + Parrano & Red Bear Salami Sticks: If you spontaneously swing by your corner store for a Budweiser Lime-A-Rita or a 40 oz., we’ve got the snack for you. Parrano, Murray’s self-declared “cheese of the summer,” is a sweetly snackable, melt-in-your-mouth bite of caramel delight. Pair it with a burst of savory flavor from Red Bear Provisions’ Salami Sticks, an on-the-go charcuterie treat, and you’ve got an instant cheese and charcuterie board to go along with your bodega beverage of choice.
Want more original pairings? Check out our Beverage Pairing Guide and get inspired to create your own delicious duos!