Seltzer and Cheese Pairing Ideas

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  • 2 min read July 25, 2022

We’ve all heard of wine and cheese pairings—even beer and cheese. But what about seltzer and cheese? Here’s a chance to try out a refreshing summer experience: matching different fruit-flavored seltzer waters (hard or otherwise!) with their complementary cheeses.

Yes, cheeses and seltzers bring out the best in each other! Go ahead and offer an array of both at your next outdoor gathering. It’s a proven conversation starter. Everyone will have a favorite, and the pineapple and parmesan combination is undeniable—try it yourself.

Here’s a guide to get you started.

Citrus Flavors

Lime + Havarti: A lime flavor accents the buttery sweetness of Havarti. Serve it with tortilla chips and salsa.

Lemon + Feta: Set out a mini baguette or some Naan for a rich experience with a bright spark of flavor.

Grapefruit + Swiss: The nutty and slightly sour flavor of Swiss cheese stands up to the grapefruit’s tartness.

Berry Flavors

Raspberry + Brie: Sweetness from raspberries brings out the best in Brie’s buttery flavor.

Cranberry + Mild Cheddar: Tartness from cranberries plays well with the slightly acid flavors of a mild cheddar.

Black Cherry + Blue Cheese: Sweet, juicy black cherry highlights creamy, bold blue cheese. Yes, it goes well with bacon too!

Tropical Flavors

Watermelon + Feta: Just like in your favorite summer salad, the up-front saltiness of feta brings out the sweetness of watermelon. Serve with this Grilled Jicama, Watermelon and Avocado Salad With Cotija Cheese.

Pineapple + Parmesan: The fruity aromas of Parmesan mesh perfectly with the sweet pineapple flavors. Serve alongside indulgent chocolate bars or smoky meats.

Piña Colada + Fresh Mozzarella: The amped-up and sweet, tropical flavor of Piña Colada goes down smooth with easygoing mozzarella. Serve with pears.

Check out our Beer and Cheese Pairing Ideas or our Wine and Cheese Pairing Guide.