August 1, 2011 | by Lisa Mattson

As part of our first Viewers Choice Video Contest, Cortney from Los Angeles requested a video about how we select the best artisanal cheeses for pairing with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignons during our daily tours and tastings.  In this video, Executive Chef Todd Knoll discusses his wine-and-cheese-pairing philosophy, as well as why cow’s milk cheeses pair best with Cabernet Sauvignon, how triple-cream cheeses interact with tannin in young Cabernets and how salts in more complex cheddar cheeses draw out the fruit flavors in older Cabernets.

If you missed last week’s video post on cheese serving tips, it makes for a great follow up to this cheese-and-Cabernet-pairing primer.