Sonoma County Wine and Cheese Pairing

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Enjoy a pairing of Sonoma County produced cheeses and wines selected by Sheana Davis & Ben Sessions, proprietors of The Epicurean Connection in Sonoma. 

As a cheesemaker and catering company, we're excited to share Sonoma County cheeses and wines that we enjoy both personally and professionally.  We always like to have a selection of Sonoma County produced cheeses and wines available to create a cheese board on the whim or for a special event. And that couldn't be truer than right now. So we thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite Sonoma County cheese and wine pairings with you. These are all cheeses and wines you can either order online or by phone, or in some cases, find at your local store.  Please enjoy!

Explore the Sonoma County part of the California Cheese Trail here.

Picture of Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection holding cheese

Valley Ford Highway 1

Valley Ford Cheese, a farmstead dairy in Valley Ford, created an amazingly silky, creamy and nutty Fontina-style cheese that is perfect on a cheeseboard, a grilled cheese sandwich, or mixed into a mac 'n cheese. Pair the Valley Ford Highway 1 with Cline Cellars Syrah, and garnish with fresh blackberries and serve with walnut bread.

Two Rock Goat Cheese

Two Rock Goat Cheese is a rich, firm, aged goat cheese with a texture similar to Parmesan. It is aged a minimum of 60 days, since it is raw milk cheese. Serve it on a cheese board with a medley of olive bar olives, pickled onions, and peppers, and serve with a glass of Seghesio Sangiovese. This is a rich and elegant wine and cheese pairing.

Vella Cheese Company Mezzo Secco

The Vella Cheese Mezzo Secco, an aged cow milk cheese, is hand-coated with oil and black pepper. We serve it on a breakfast cheeseboard with fresh berries, or, on an evening cheeseboard with Zoe's charcuterie, coarse ground mustard, and a glass of Gary Farrell Pinot Noir.

picture of block of cheese from Vella Cheese

Laura Chenel Ash Rind Buchette with Gundlach Bundschu Merlot

The Laura Chenel Ash Rind Buchette is a lovely fresh goat cheese, dusted with vegetable ash. Serve the Laura Chenel Ash Rind Buchette on a cheese platter with Lala’s raspberry jam, fresh cracked wheat bread, and walnuts, paired with a Gundlach Bundschu Merlot.  

Picture of bottles of wine at Gundlach Bundschu Winery