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Parmigiano Reggiano
Italy, Hard, Sharp, Cow

USA, Firm, Fruity, Cow

Gorgonzola Cremificato
Italy, Soft, Lucious, Cow

Aged Manchego
Spain, Dense, Nutty, Sheep

Holland, Dense, Butterscotchy, Cow

Fromage d' Affinois
France, Creamy, Sweet, Cow
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Here is what my resource(s) indicate:

Parmigiano Reggiano is sharp and Italian.
Chianti, Chardonnay, or Cabernet

Gorgonzola is sharp and Italian.
Chianti, Reisling, Port, Sauternes
Zinfandel, Syrah.
Why the sweet wines for this one?

Aged Manchego (Spain)
Rioja, Syrah,

Roomano (Gouda-like)

(Sommelier paired this w/ SauvBlanc or Malbec. I can't recall which)

Fromage d' Affinois
(Sommelier paired this w/ Chardonnay)

So...If I ordered 3 of these, do I try to pick ONE glass of wine that matches all? (If so, which?) Or order 1/2 sampler glasses of 2-3 wines?

What, are you working your way through the greatest hits? Wink

Anyways, Amarone is delicious with Parm Regg. But, I like sangiovese equally. Brunello is delicious, but a high ticket item. You might take a look at Frescobaldi Nipozzano, which is a common, well made sangiovese you can find for under 20 dollars on sale. But, don't go near it if you dislike oak. And, be sure to add some EVOO/Italian bread to cut the tannins if you open a too-young sangiovese.
Tough one

Parmigiano Reggiano
Definitely a sparkling wine like Prosecco
If end of meal, get a Port

Maybe beer (Corona?) or a Casa Lopastal Merlot

Gorgonzola Cremificato
Only a tawny Port end of meal

Aged Manchego
Cali Cab, Chilean Cab (Don Melchor)

Isn’t this a dark colored cheese?
Probably a Cab from California
I do not know this one

Fromage d' Affinois
Muscat or Ice wine.

I tried
Originally posted by winetarelli:
I don't know your budget, but easily the best wine for Reggiano Parmesan is a good Amarone. If you want to keep the price down, get a Ripasso.

winetarelly... you are great Wink!!!

Considering that Parmiggiano Reggiano pairs well with most of the wines, you made a PERFECT choice... my vote for you!

I don't know if you find them easily there, but there are some Primitivo di Manduria that works very similar to Amarone paired with Parmiggiano or aged, sharp, cow cheese. I'm thinking about Primitivo Pichierri, Primitivo ES or Dunico... same class of price of Ripasso.

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