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Food Pairings with Sauvignon Blanc: 31 Delectable Dishes

Find a match made in heaven with any of these Sauvignon Blanc food pairings.

Food Pairings with Sauvignon Blanc

Outshined by Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most underappreciated dry white wines in regards to food pairings. We all know how to pair food with Chardonnay, but you might be missing out on something more exciting with Sauvignon Blanc. 

As a medium bodied wine with aromatic flavors, Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal white wine for your wine-food pairings. The wine's distinct green vegetal and herbaceous taste is similar to the flavors in your foods, and its tartness lightens the weight of your dishes while enhancing the flavors at the same time. 

Sauvignon Blanc complements so many delicious dishes, including ones that you might find hard to pair! So, we've compiled a list of the best foods to pair with a glass (or two!) of Sauvignon Blanc.

Whether you're looking for a Sauvignon Blanc cheese, appetizer, or dessert pairing, you'll truly appreciate this wine after trying one of these delectable combinations. With this Sauvignon Blanc food pairing guide, you'll never choose to drink Chardonnay with your meals again. 

Sauvignon Blanc Cheese Pairings

Sauvignon Blanc Cheese Pairings

Wine and cheese? Nothing could ever beat this combination.

When you're choosing a cheese to pair with your Sauvignon Blanc, you should typically pick a softer cheese that's more briny and sour. So, the next time you pour yourself a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, bring these cheeses along with you: 

  • Goat cheese
  • Brie
  • Gouda
  • Swiss
  • Gruyère
  • Alpine
  • Cheddar
Due to Sauvignon Blanc's acidity, tropical flavors, and herbaceous aromas, we highly recommend choosing goat cheese, and if you'd like a match made in heaven, buy Crottin de Chavignol! 

Sauvignon Blanc Appetizer Pairings

Sauvignon Blanc Appetizer Pairings

Before you bring out the main dish, you need to satisfy your guests with the appetizers!

If you'd like to serve an appetizer that'll pair perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc, you'll definitely want to try one of these ideas:

  • Bruschetta
  • Prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks
  • Cured olives
  • Green salads with vinaigrette dressing
  • Zucchini quiche
  • Artichoke dip
  • Green hummus
  • Crab cakes

Main Dish Sauvignon Blanc Food Pairings

Main Dish Sauvignon Blanc Food Pairings

Whether you're hosting a wine tasting party or you're enjoying a meal at home, you should choose a dish that'll create a perfect match for your wine. If you're looking for what to eat with Sauvignon Blanc, try one of these delectable food pairing recipes:

  • Grilled or roasted lamb
  • Ravioli with herbed tomato sauce
  • Sushi
  • Grilled or roasted chicken with white wine butter sauce
  • Grilled fish with a squeeze of lemon
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Oysters on the half shell with herbal sauces
  • Sauteed vegetables such as asparagus and zucchini
  • Smoked seafood
  • Pasta with pesto sauce
In general, a glass of Sauvignon Blanc should be paired with vegetable-heavy dishes. Since this wine is known for its green flavors, it's a great match for these types of dishes. 

Moreover, you should always serve Sauvignon Blanc if you're eating white meat or fish covered in a herbal or buttery sauce. 

Sauvignon Blanc Dessert Pairings

Sauvignon Blanc Dessert Pairings

And we've saved the best for last: dessert!

Contrary to popular belief, you can pair dry white wine with desserts. I mean, why wouldn't you? Wine tastes good with anything! 

If you enjoy tart or tangy desserts, then a glass of Sauvignon Blanc will hit the spot. Try any of these Sauvignon Blanc dessert pairings to satisfy your post-dinner sweet tooth:

  • Fruit tarts
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Passionfruit or mango pavlova
  • Lemon cake
  • Cheese Danish
  • Macarons
Have you tried any of these food pairings for Sauvignon Blanc? Do you have any delicious food pairings that aren't on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

What are your favorite Sauvignon Blanc food pairings?

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