This group includes Havarti, some soft cheddars, and some soft provolones. Morrison recommended Sauvignon blanc, non-Napa Valley chardonnays like French Burgundy or white Burgundy, some Italian chardonnays, and vermentinos or vernaccias.
“They have a crisp kind of acidity to them and cut through soft cheese,” he said. “It increases the melding in the mouth.”
Some of Morrison’s recommendations include:
• Kerner, which is a hybrid of trollinger and riesling. Morrison loves that the wine is named after poet Justinius Kerner, who penned many an ode to wine, and that this particular producer, Abbazia di Novacella, is a working monastery located in the Valle Isarco of Alto Adige, Italy. Morrison said the wine smells like a riesling but then surprises in that it has a dry taste, a soft apple-y flavor mixed with grassy, herbal notes.”
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• Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis, which Morrison described as “the overlooked burgundy”
•A Viognier wine from the Rhone Valley in France
• Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina