French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board

This French wine and cheese board post is sponsored by The French Ministry of Agriculture, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
French Wine and Cheese Board | French Wine and Cheese PairingsWine and cheese!  Is there even a better combo than that!?  I think not! Summer is in full swing and it’s time to celebrate, the French way!

If you’re looking for food and wine ideas for a summer day date, girl’s night, or evening snack, look no further because I’ve got you covered with a French wine and cheese board that’s perfect for any occasion!
French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board | French Wine and Cheese Pairings | Saint Agur CheeseLast week Chris and I took another much needed break from house building and took advantage of one of the first dry evenings we’ve had in a while and had a summer day date!  We packed up some of our favorite French wines, cheeses, and other fruits, crackers, and meats and headed to the lake for a relaxing evening! It was the perfect way to spend the day, if I do say so myself!

Below is what our French wine and cheese board looked like!
Saint Andre Cheese | French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board | French Wine and Cheese PairingsIf you’re looking to make a similar French wine and cheese board, here’s a breakdown of everything I used to create this!

FRENCH WINE AND CHEESE BOARD:

George Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015

– Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuissé 2015

– Marie de Beauregard Vouvray 2015

– Marie de Beauregard Chinon 2015

– St. Andre Brie

– St. Agur blue cheese

– La Baleine Kosher sea salt

– La Baleine fine grey sea salt

– Honey roasted almonds

– French bread

– Strawberries

– Salami

– Wafer crackers
French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board | French Wine and Cheese PairingsBastille Day is right around the corner (July 14 to be exact), so I decided to get in the spirit by incorporating some French wine and cheese.

What I love most about this French wine and cheese board is that many of the items are imported from France, but are actually very affordable!

Here’s a little background on the various items I used:

GEORGES DUBOEUF WINE:

This wine dates back to 1964 and originates from a family owned winery located in the Beaujolais region of France.

George Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015 is a French wine made from 100% Gamay (a light bodied red wine with a similar taste to Pinot Noir).  It  has notes of ripe strawberry, black currant, cherries, raspberries, and a smooth velvety feel and a touch of cinnamon.  It is a great pairing for cheese and charcuterie, burgers, grilled chicken, or salmon.  It is best served lightly chilled.

Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuisse 2015 is made from 100% Chardonnay.  It has notes of the grape from the southern part of Burgundy and aromas of roasted almonds, peach and pear.  It’s a great value compared to pricier white Burgundies.
French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board | French Wine and Cheese Pairings

SAGET LA PERRIÈRE

Saget la Perrière signature brands epitomize the accessibility and freshness of Loire wines.

Marie de Beauregard Vouvray 2015 is a 100% Chenin Blanc wine, which comes from an estate near the city of Vouvray.  It has notes of chalk and flint, followed by a burst of ripe pear, acacia honey, candied fruits and lemon with a silky texture.

Marie de Beauregard Chinon 2015 is a 100% Cabernet Franc wine that is barrel aged for 9 months.  It is fruity with aromas of blackberry and cassis, and is perfectly blended with woody notes.
French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board | French Wine and Cheese Pairings

ILE DE FRANCE CHEESE

The Ile de France® brand is a top seller in the United States. It is available at gourmet stores and supermarkets.

St. Andre Brie is a soft ripened triple cream French cheese that gets its salty tang from the ocean air that blows through Normandy’s coastal pastures.  It turns smooth and creamy as it ages.  It is great paired with both sweet and savory sides, Loire Valley wines, champagne, beer, cheeseboards, fruits, crackers, chocolate, and bread.

St. Agur Blue Cheese is a unique and intense cheese with a smooth buttery finish. The rich mountain milk is collected daily from the Auverge region where cows graze over 120 varieties of grass and flowers.  Blue cheese is typically made from goat’s milk, which can make cheese rather dry, but this particular blue cheese is derived from cow’s milk, which makes it much creamier.  It is great in salads, over steak and potatoes, or plain on a cheese board.
French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board | French Wine and Cheese Pairings

LA BALEEN

La Baleine sea salts are environmentally friendly salts made from the combined action of the sea, sun and wind.  Once a year, the salt stretches as far as the eye can see and is then carefully collected in order to preserve its unique taste and character.

La Baleine Kosher sea salt was the first sea salt in the U.S. market more than 30 years ago.  It’s the purest sea salt on the market and makes perfect salt crusts for meat, seafood, and vegetables.

La Baleine fine grey sea salt is a very rare, hand harvested grey sea salt from the only place possible, Guerande.  It is a great table salt, and can also be used for cooking and baking.

Do you have any favorites to include in a French wine and cheese board?  What are your go-tos?

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27 thoughts on “French Inspired Wine and Cheese Board

  1. Carissa Link

    Oh my! I’m drooling as I’m looking at this, but you know, if you asked me what kind of cheeses those were I’d guess blue and goat – because I don’t know any better. Yet, I LOVE cheese. I really want to get into something like this – the pairings of wine, with cheese, and Italian meats. Ugh, I just wouldn’t know where to begin, but this is a great start – so thank you!! 🙂

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  2. Lili Simmelink

    Wow, I love the idea and you detailed it so well! We usually do cheese boards at home too, but your pictures made me want to make a more full of yummy things for the weekend! We are big fans of cheese! Thanks for sharing!
    Lili x

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  3. Christy

    This all looks soo good! I love all the cheese especially blue! Love that you threw some berries in too for a pop of color and a break from the savory. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Andrea

    I’m a huge fan of French cuisine and this wine and cheeseboard are just perfect and beyond mouthwatering. I have a dinner party coming up and this is perfect to welcome my guests! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  5. Stephanie

    Aaaaand now I’m hungry haha! I’ll have to try and recreate this spread some time for me and my boyfriend. So yummy!

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  6. Cassie

    I love a good cheese board!! Cheese would definitely have to be one of my favourite foods and I could have a cheese board every day!!

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  7. Lindsay

    I am all about this, all day! I blog about French-inspired fashion and living, and I love how you paired French wines with various foods to accent the flavor and aromas! Lovely presentation as well! xx, Lindsay

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