Wine and cheese: How to get the perfect pairing every time (INFOGRAPHIC)

May 31, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Creating the perfect pairing of wine and cheese seems like such a sophisticated skill, doesn't it? Knowing what to pair with what can actually be quite intimidating — or at least it used to be. We've come up with 10 easy wine and cheese combos to help make entertaining effortless.

When matching wine and cheese, there are a few things to take into consideration when making your selection. You want to pick two flavors that complement one another rather than overpower each other's flavor.

For example, you don’t want to serve a super-salty, pungent cheese like gorgonzola with a wine that's super-sweet like Moscato. Try to find balance, and remember reds can be a little heavy while whites tend to be more light.

One thing I've always found makes things easier is to create a simple cheese board with a few different varieties of both wine and cheese. Since not everyone is going to have the same desired taste when it comes to flavor, having several options allows guests to decide what they like.

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