Asolo Prosecco and Cheese

13th April 2023

Villa Sandi Prosecco Asolo Cheese

For those of us familiar on the subject of Prosecco, a decent amount would highlight the excellence of the wines which come from Asolo. This smaller region with it’s very own classification under the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) which was obtained in 2009, holds some 1,200 hectares of vineyards set up on the hills of nineteen municipalities surrounding the famed ancient village of Asolo. A wine tourism hotspot, Asolo provides a mini stay-over delight for many with fine restaurants and bars, markets, plenty of boutiques (especially clothing) and hotels / Airbnb options.

A recent sample delivery of cheese from Forman & Field arrived and automatically Prosecco comes to my mind. Not only is the famous Italian fizz amazing on its own, food also compliments the experience, with lighter foods, pasta, white meats / fish pairing well and best of all, for me, cheese.

Forman Field cheese selection


I usually say creamier cheese goes better with Prosecco whereas harder and dried cheese pairs better with Champagne. As we step up the quality scale of Prosecco then the cheese pairing capabilities increase to accommodate stronger cheese options.

Villa Sandi is one of Italy’s most acclaimed family owned wineries with a complete range of Proseccos that are idolised both within the industry and out – Clients globally with an endless list of awards, medals and trophies to their name. The Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut was chosen to pair with a selection cheese:

Cheese and Fizz tasting afternoon at Glass of Bubly

Cheese and Fizz tasting afternoon at Glass of Bubbly


Villa Sandi Asolo Superiore DOCG BrutTasting notes: “Fresh white floral, white fruit flesh and that hint of terroir (chalky for me) of the Asolo region. Defined and smooth flavours showing white fruit flesh, yellow stone fruits, plenty of white floral / blossom.

BLACK TRUFFLE BARON BIGODBaron Bigod, from Fen Farm Dairy, is consistently one of our bestselling soft cow cheeses. A smooth, silky, golden cheese, with long lasting flavours of warm earth, farmyard and mushrooms.

Pairing notes: “Pairing highlights a creamy truffle texture on the palate with an increasing, sweeter white fruit fragrance lingering after.

MONTGOMERY’S FARMHOUSE CHEDDARThere are many great things about Britain and cheddar is one of them. Many lifelong devotees find dairy nirvana in this flinty, nutty beauty made by Jamie Montgomery and Steve Bridges in North Cadbury, Somerset. The flavour has been described as: reminiscent of the caramelised edge of a Sunday roast.

Pairing notes: “Enhances a sweeter expression from the white and yet an increasing, delightful creaminess impressing the palate in the length providing cleansing and readiness for the next taste!

PERL LASA beautiful blue from West Wales – Perl Las means blue pearl in Welsh; delicately salty and creamy.

Pairing notes: “Great pairing, both are harmoniously showing their excellence with soft, over ripe yellow fruits from the wine and then an increasing, mouth-watering saline / blue cheese in the length.

SOLSTICE CHEESEA delectable semi-soft cheese made with rich Guernsey cows’ milk.

Pairing notes: “A burst of creaminess from the cheese then a quick palate cleanse sensation to leave an increasing, savoury expression.


Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.