Wine & Dine 14

Pairing the Offerings of the WNC Cheese Trail with Wine

From eggshell white to deep ocean blue, there’s a rainbow of cheeses out there—not just in the world, but in our own backyard. The WNC Cheese Trail connects eaters with makers, tracing a dotted line across our mountains that outlines and allies the farmsteads and artisan cheese producers that call Appalachia home. Eaters can tour many of these creameries for a firsthand look (and taste) of the art.

The cheeses produced in our mountains are as varied as the hills that rise here, but they all share a common element: they pair particularly well with wine. We tapped Katie Moore, Executive Director of the WNC Cheese Trail, to help us pair some of our local favorites with wines from 5 Walnut Wine Bar (with cheeses from the adjacent 5 Walnut Cheese Bar).

Visit to plan your personal cheese tour!