Just like fine wine, cheese has its food soulmates. For every type, there's one particular pairing that creates ultimate palate bliss when eaten in tandem or on the same plate.
Brie, for example, is best eaten with pistachios, which complement the creamy texture with a salty crunch. The spice in ginger matches perfectly with Gorgonzola's strong bite, according to a list of ideal cheese pairings from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
The flawless cheese match-ups below take things to the next level, far beyond the typical pairing of cheese and bread (though there is absolutely nothing wrong with that). You'll be stunned at how they make for the perfect cheese plate or just a simple afternoon snack. Say cheese!