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