Recently participated in an extremely extensive tasting of Wine and Cheese.... 8 varietals in all were sampled against over 45 cheeses... this took days. Name a cheese between Appenzeller and Zamarano and it was probably part of this tasting.
Top-rated cheeses which "made the cut" were re-tasted in a second round.
Survivors and thrivers after two rounds vs. a burgundian style chardonnay are as follows:
VERY TOP TIER: Chevre Goat Cheese, Comte, Gruyere
2nd TIER: Brie, Havarti, Aged Gouda, Parm-Reggiano
3rd TIER, SOLID: Camembert