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Goat Cheese Wine Pairing: Sancerre

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

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Why Goat Cheese pairs with Sancerre?

Goat cheese likes dry, lively white wines with good acidity and a certain minerality like Sancerre has. These traits make the cheese lighter in the mouth and reveal it at its best.

Sancerre with goat cheese
Sancerre with goat cheese


Although Sancerre is historically red, it is nowadays best known for its white wines. Produced in the Loire Valley in western France, it is made by around 330 independent producers from the Sauvignon Blanc grapes. It is always dry, sometimes aged in oak barrels.


The young white wines are pale yellow in color, with green reflections, while the older aged ones develop a golden color.


It is elegant, fresh and lively; dry and fruity in its youth. It seduces later with its roundness and its complex bouquet. The Sauvignon gives aromas of citrus fruit while the terroir of Sancerre the flint ( but nothing compared to its neighbor king of flint Pouilly Fumé!)

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The first goat cheeses date back to 7,000 BC. The goat was thus one of the first domesticated animals. In ancient Egypt, only the priests held the magic formula for making goat cheese. One of them, almost 3,000 years old, was discovered in the tomb of an Egyptian dignitary!

The Romans were also fond of goat cheese. A century before Christ, they were already enjoying it raw or cooked with olive oil and white wine. Some pleasures know no time!

Goat cheese taste profile

Goat cheese is commonly described as having a mild, earthy, buttery but tart flavor. The flavors will deepen as the cheese ripens making the tartness sharper and earthiness more pronounced.



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