5 Lagers and Their Cheese Pairings

5 Cheese Pairings for Lager Drinkers

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May 8 2018


When pairing beer with cheese, it's often best to match mild cheeses with lighter beers and stronger flavored cheeses with heavier beers. Check out a few of our favorite cheeses to pair with different lagers.

  1. Domestic Lagers

    When you're looking for something light and refreshing, reach for a domestic lager (Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light, etc.) Pair these domestics with mild cheeses such as mild Cheddar or havarti cheeses.

  2. Bock

    This malty lager has a mild hoppy flavor making it perfect for pairing with nutty and creamy cheeses such as Gouda or Fontina cheeses.

  3. Doppelbock

    Dopplebock in mug

    A step up from the Bock is the Doppelbock. It has a stronger malty flavor with just a hint of sweetness. Pair this beer with creamy, nutty cheeses with a caramel flavor such as a Gjetost cheese.

  4. Dark Lagers

    Dark lagers come in various styles but tend to have flavors reminiscent of coffee, mocha, and/or chocolate with little hop flavor. We suggest pairing these types of lagers with sweet and creamy cheeses, such as Fontina, or very sharp and spicy cheeses, such as a sharp Cheddar.

  5. Pilsner

    Pilsner beer in pilsner glass

    Pilsners are sharp and crisp in taste. This refreshing and light beer should be paired with creamy cheeses with light and subtle aged flavors. Give it a try with an aged Monterey Jack cheese.