Wine and cheese pairings are a great way to add a little extra 'occasion' to the festive season. Here’s a selection of nibbles from our Morrisons The Best cheese range to help you put together a top tasting board - and pair your Brie, Cheddar and Blue with the right reds, whites and roses.

Traditionally, wine and cheese from the same region would be served together. Now though, with the surge in British producers, we're big fans of crumbling, slicing and nibbling cheese from around the UK with our wines. A rule of thumb is to go for sharp, tangy wines with creamy and soft cheeses, and plump for reds and mellow wines with harder varieties.

The Best cheese for...Sauvignon Blanc

The Best Ravensoak Goat's Brie cheese

Tasting notes: Smooth, almonds, white wine

Wine and Cheese Pairings Ravens Wine and Cheese Pairings Sauv

The Best for...Burgundy

The Best Manchego
Tasting notes: rich, nutty

Wine and Cheese Pairings Burgundy Wine and Cheese Pairings Manch

Picking Cheese For Your Wine & Cheese Pairings

For a cheeseboard, a good rule is to have three varieties – a hard cheese such as Cheddar, a soft cheese such as Brie, and a blue cheese. Allow 70g per person if serving as a course at the end of a meal. Remember to take out of the fridge an hour before serving (but keep it covered) to allow the flavours to develop. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

If you see something you like the look of at the deli counter in your local store, just ask a member of staff for a taste.

The Best for...Pinot Grigio

The Best Wensleydale cheese
Tasting notes: Sweet, mild, honey

Wine and Cheese Pairings Wens Wine and Cheese Pairings Pinot

The Best for...Zinfandel

The Best Belton Farm Vintage Red Fox cheese
Tasting notes: Sweet, savoury, nutty

Wine and Cheese Pairings Red Fox Wine and Cheese Pairings Zinf

The Best for...Chianti

The Best Butlers Tasty Lancashire cheese
Tasting notes: rich, tangy

Wine and Cheese Pairings Lanc Wine and Cheese Pairings Chianti

The Best for...Sweet Sherry

The Best Blue Stilton cheese
Tasting notes: Spicy, buttery, complex

Wine and Cheese Pairings Blue Wine and Cheese Pairings Sherry

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