Cheese is excellent with wine, however, you find a great variety of cheese and you might wonder which cheese is right for you.
Then we will introduce tasty cheese to go with wine selected among one sold in supermarkets and convenience stores nearby. Since we chose easy-to-eat cheese with mild taste, these are good even if you are a cheese beginner.
5 Best Cheese to Go with Wine Available at Supermarkets and Convenience Stores!
No. 1 kiri Cream Cheese
Picture from Bel Japon
Familiar kiri Cream Cheese is standard cheese to go with any wine. It has a little sweet and smooth taste just like cream, and it especially goes with fresh sparkling wine and white wine.
This goes well with fruits, nuts and jam and you can enjoy just like desserts.
Average price: 352 yen per 18g×10 pieces
No. 2 Meiji Hokkaido Tokachi Camembert Cheese Kireteru Type
Picture from meiji
Bloomy rind cheese, Camembert’s feature is its rich and creamy taste. Especially Meiji Hokkaido Tokachi Camembert Cheese is easy to eat with less Camembert’s peculiar taste, and this can be recommended to those who do not have cheese so often. Its great taste was awarded the Grand Gold Prize by the Monde Selection for the third consecutive year. This is one of the most popular products sold in supermarkets.
Average price: 364 yen per 100g
No. 3 Gorgonzola Dolce
Picture from TOKYO DAILY
If you are little used to eat cheese, you might want to try Golgonzora, which is famous as one of the world’s top three blue cheeses. Golgonzora has two types, “Dolce” with sweet taste and “Picante” with sharp taste, and the former is recommended to those who are not used to blue cheese.
Golgonzora Dolce released by TOKYO DAIRY tastes mild and creamy with less blue mold and is being received well by those who do not like blue cheese’s peculiar flavor. It is enjoyable with honey. It goes well with fruity red wine.
Average price: 293 yen per 50g ※As of September, 2017
No. 4 Belcube Red Wine Select
Picture from Bel Japon
If you are looking for cheese good with red wine, Belcube Red Wine Select is the best. This is an assortment of three kinds of cheeses; green pepper, ham and tomato from Province flavor. Each has unique flavor, and it goes well with various kinds of red wine from light-bodied to full-bodied one.
This one-bite size cheese is attractive because you can keep your hands clean. Its shiny package is another reason this is often used at house parties.
Average price: 366 yen per 24 cubes ※As of September, 2017
No. 5 Deliziosa Burrata
Picture from AEON RETAIL
Burrata which is much talked about recently is this Italian rich cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It is quite rarely seen in Japan and called “the visionary cheese” because of its difficulty of production and short best-before period.
Burrata available at AEON is from Deliziosa, the cheese manufacturer attracting the most attention in Italy. The best match of rich cream and fresh mozzarella will make you addicted. You can enjoy its taste as it is and with olive oil or tock salt. It goes with uncured ham and enjoyable when drinking at home or at house parties.
Pre-tax price: 980 yen
Have You Found Good Cheese?
How do you like this article? Every product is available at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan. Please try your favorite one. Let’s enjoy the great harmony of wine and cheese!
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