Wine and cheese can form a perfect union when properly combined. With the high salt content in cured meats, freshness is key when picking a wine. Salt in food softens the acidity in wine, so choose higher acidity styles. ‘Acidity works well to refresh the palate. Always taste the wine before you taste the cheese. If a cheese is heavy or dense, it is less likely to go with a light and breezy wine. Creamy, buttery cheeses are more challenging to pair with oaky wines, particularly current or recent-vintage ones. Enjoy well-aged artisan cheeses, fresh nuts and so much more, presented in an elegant hamper.