Our personal food recommendations for Prosecco
Many people enjoy drinking Prosecco on its own, whether out at a bar or as a pre-dinner aperitif, but it’s not always the first bottle reached for when it comes to accompanying food. However Prosecco is actually a fantastic pairing wine. Its crisp, refreshing flavours and delicate bubbles pair well with everything from sweet treats and salty snacks to a whole variety of appetizers, mains and desserts.
Prosecco in general tends to be a little sweeter than other sparkling wines, such as Champagne or Cava, due to its light fruity notes. However, Prosecco can still vary in sweetness and can, in fact, also be very dry. The Italian system for classifying wine sweetness can be very confusing to non-Italians, with dry Prosecco actually being the sweetest. From driest to very sweet, this is the order: Brut zero, Extra Brut, Brut, Dry, Extra Dry.
Brut and extra brut Prosecco tend to pair better with savoury foods, while dry and extra dry Prosecco can be very sweet so generally work best when paired with sweet foods such as pastries, cakes and desserts.
Picnic finger food with Prosecco:
- savoury cheeses: Camembert, Brie, Parmigiano Reggiano
- cured meats
- funky mixes such as Prosciutto wrapped Dates
How about some table served dishes with Prosecco?
- fried fish
- thai noodles
- oysters and raw fish
- truffle risotto
- fresh rich salads like caprese
- thai cuisine
- vietnamese cuisine