Prosecco Food Pairing Guide

Although it’s a delightful drink on its own, we’re often asked what food goes well with Prosecco? That’s why, in this article, we’ll guide you through some of our favorite options, so you can pair Prosecco with ease.

Both dry and fruity, typically with light bubbles, Prosecco is robust enough to be paired with a broad variety of dishes and snacks, from brunch to birthday dinners and picnics. In general, as with most white wines, it’s best with white meat, fish and seafood dishes with light flavour profiles – although spicy foods can bring fruity notes to the fore.

WHAT FOOD GOES WELL WITH PROSECCO?

PROSECCO AND ITALIAN DISHES

As an Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco lends itself to its home nation’s cuisine, which focuses on highlighting the natural flavours of fresh, high-quality ingredients. Enhancing delicate seasoning, herb infusions and complex flavour profiles, Prosecco is the perfect partner for many Italian dishes.

Its natural, restrained and delicate character never contradicts or overpowers Italian dishes. As a matter of fact, it often amplifies and enhances many ingredients because it has a crisp acidity that cuts through any rich or fatty foods.

Pasta

Dishes that pair deliciously with the bubbly wine include:

PROSECCO AND JAPANESE DISHES

There’s a reason that Japan is importing more Prosecco than ever before; it’s the perfect partner for Japanese cuisine.

Tasty, subtle and elegant, Japanese dishes feature seafood, rice, vegetables, noodles, tofu and soy. These delicately flavoured ingredients need the right wine to enhance them without smothering them.

Japanese-Food

Again, Prosecco is the perfect accompaniment. It adds subtle amounts of gentle citrus and floral flavours that complement Japanese dishes. In addition, the natural acidity of Prosecco offers further vibrancy to the tasting experience.

SNACKS TO SERVE WITH PROSECCO

Smoked-Salmon-Blinis

Aperitivo, or pre-meal drinks, is a popular tradition in Italy, thought to enhance the appetite and prepare the stomach for dinner. While the drink in question was typically an Aperol Spritz, straight Prosecco is increasingly popular, and it’s usually accompanied by a selection of snacks and nibbles. Here are some of our favourites:

PROSECCO AND CHEESE PAIRINGS

Burrata-Cheese-Pairing

As highlighted by the mozzarella in the omelette recipe above, Prosecco is a great match for mild and creamy cheeses. The acidity of the wine cuts through the richness of the dairy to provide balance and complexity. Consider trying Prosecco with the following:

PROSECCO DESSERT PAIRING

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Prosecco is just for savoury dishes. Unlike many white or sparkling wines, the floral aroma and neutral palette means it pairs beautifully with desserts and puddings too.

Fresh fruit is a fantastic choice. The natural sweetness of ripe peaches emphasises the dry notes of Prosecco, providing balance to your dessert.

Panettone

And while panettone is a Christmas food in Italy, it makes a fabulous pudding at any time of year. The light, golden sponge, studded with gems of dried fruit, pairs delightfully with Prosecco. Slice and toast to release the sweet scent of baking cakes.

 

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While you can always consume Prosecco on its own, you can pair it with certain foods to enhance your dining experience. This wine can bring out the best in many cuisines. This is a pairing guide you can consider when you have a bottle of Prosecco.