Why did it take until 2014 for this day to be officially recognized? People have been pairing wine and cheese throughout history, generally inspired by regional offerings. Today is the day to explore this perfect pairing. A few hints to get you started: pinot noir and manchego (or any cheese with truffles); sparkling wine with brie; dessert wine with blue cheese. The possibilities are endless, so consult with your favorite cheese monger and/or sommelier so you can learn something new in the process.