For years, cheese and wine have lived in perfect harmony, bringing out the best in each other.
Now, scientists have proven that cheese actually has the ability to make pretty average wine taste great.
The study found that the delicious dairy item boosts wine’s fruitiness and bouquet, which improves enjoyment for those partaking in a tipple.
We knew it all along, to be honest.
Researchers at the Centre for Taste and Feeding Behaviour in France conducted the study, which involved asking 31 wine experts to sample a number of wines and cheeses.
They were then asked to rate their enjoyment.
The study, which was published in the journal Food Science, found that all of the wines tasted better after consuming cheese.
The cheese also helped to combat the mouth-drying effects of some of the tannins found in the wine.
“We learned the duration of the perception of astringency of a certain wine could be reduced after having cheese and the four evaluated cheeses had the same effect,” lead researcher Mara Galmarini said, according to The Telegraph.
“In short, when having a plate of assorted cheeses, the wine will probably taste better no matter which one they choose.”
Three cheers for cheese!