Italian Cheese & Beer/Wine Pairings | Refreshing Summer Flavors | Il Villaggio

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Thirst-quenching beers and refreshing wines are made for hot summer nights. But just cracking open a Bud Light or pouring a glass of chardonnay won’t make the evening special.

When paired with our authentic Italian Cheeses however, beer and wine instantly create a luxuriously satisfying experience. Turn cocktail hour into a gourmet delight with these Il Villagio summer pairing suggestions!

Summer Beers with Italian Cheeses
While fall seasonal beers have always been popular, beer lovers have more summer options than ever. Beer and cheese often share similarly earthy flavors. But what really makes them fabulous together is the contrast. That’s especially true with summer season beers, which are lighter, zestier and have a more acidic finish. These characteristics make them extra delicious with the smooth richness of many of our Italian cheeses.

Mascarpone with Saint Arnold Summer Pils
Gorgonzola Piccante with Liberty Summer Amber Ale
Grana Padano with Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat
Parmigiano Reggiano with Schlafly Summer Lager

Light, zesty summer wines with Italian Cheeses
Bold summer wine and cheese pairings are easy to create. Most of our cheeses taste great with popular light wines like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Serving something a bit more exotic can put a fun, sophisticated spin on summer barbeques and outdoor parties. Try these suggestions and raise your glass to summer flavor!

Mascarpone with Kenwood Sonoma Chardonnay
Mozzarella with Rancho Zabaco Sauvignon Blanc
Gorgonzola Dolce with Verdi Spumante Sparkling
Parmigiano Reggiano with Fish Eye Cabernet Sauvignon

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