Pairing Italian Cheeses & Beer | Il Villaggio Cheese

Suggested Beer to Pair with Our Italian Specialty Cheeses

Wine pairings may be more famous, but cheese and beer can be a natural and delicious pairing too! They share similar nutty flavors, tangy textures and earthy aromas. Both beer and cheese come in a wide range of styles featuring profiles ranging from zesty to smooth. Beer’s invigorating carbonation bites through cheese’s smooth and rich texture, enhancing the flavors of both. Here’s some delicious ways to experience the pairing.

Mascarpone: Pilsners, fruity ales and wheat beers.

Mozzarella: Pilsners and dark lagers are brewed with black patent and chocolate malts which contrast with the sweet dairy flavors of the fresh Mozzarella.

Gorgonzola Dolce: Full flavored, amber ales like Saint Arnold.

Gorgonzola Piccante: Full flavored, amber ales like Saint Arnold and zesty, sweet beers along with ciders like Woodchuck Amber Cider.

Fontal: Pilsner Urquell

Asiago d’Allevo: Wheat beers and pale ales such as Sam Adams Coastal Wheat Beer.

Piave Vecchio: Ales, pilsners and full-bodied IPAs.

Grana Padano: Wheat beers and pale ales

Parmigiano Reggiano: Crisp lagers and wheat beers.

Provolone Piccante: Pilsners and red lagers.

Pecorino Romano: Light lagers

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