cheese and wine

Italian Wine & Cheese Pairing


On Thursday, September 26th, Van Hook Cheese and Jersey Wine & Spirits will co-host one of their monthly pairing classes with two instructors who bring the class through five pairings. They’ll discuss the history, production techniques, tasting notes, and thought that goes into each component of the pairings that you’ll taste.  Italy produces a stunning variety of wine and cheese and there’s something for everyone! Hopefully you discover a new wine and cheese to share with your friends and family.

Van Hook Cheese and Grocery is a family-owned cheese and specialty grocery store located in downtown Jersey City.  They focus on high quality and local products.  If you have a party to attend this fall, we highly suggest purchasing a cheese platter through them.  Prices range from $100-$150 and are sure to impress! You can also skip the lines and pre-order cheese which is cut the day of pick up to ensure freshness.  Van Hook Cheese also has outstanding grilled cheese sandwiches, which are served on sourdough Pullman with hand-churned butter from Normandy.

Jersey Wine & Spirits is a first class liquor store that offers a wide selection of wines, beer and spirits.  They have a very knowledgeable staff and reasonable prices. They have excellent reviews on Yelp and are definitely a favorite in Jersey City.


Van Hook Cheese & Grocery

528 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-2600


Jersey Wine & Spirits

492 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 763-5888



National Cheese and Wine Day in Jersey City


Move over National Tequila Day, National Wine and Cheese Day is here! National Cheese and Wine Day originated in 2014 and is a day of pairing your favorite (or new) wine and cheeses which is a regionalized tradition.

The day encourages us to try wines and cheese in combinations we’ve never tried before.  Sampling the complexities in sweetness and acidity and comparing them at a tasting makes for an enjoyable experience. When we add friends to the adventure, the day becomes a celebration, too! Below are a few places in Jersey City where you can pair wine and cheese and feel like you’re in Napa Valley, France or Spain!


Third & Vine – If you love small plates, great wine and cocktails, and fancy cheese plates, you’ll have to check this spot out.  They have 4 categories of cheeses to choose from: soft, stinky, firm and blue and 8 different meats to pair it with.  You can also choose from 3 of their daily cheese and chatcuterie boards.


Satis Bistro – This restaurant serves brunch and dinner and also has a separate connecting wine bar that is gorgeous! Whether you want to sit at a table and order food, wine and cheese or just sit at the bar for a cheese plate and vino, you can do it all here.


Madame Claude Bis – An authentic French restaurant that has live gypsy jazz, French cheese and wines and a great ambiance.


Don’t forget to use #NationalWineAndCheeseDay when posting on social media.


Third & Vine

353 3rd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302



Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302



Madame Claude Bis

390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302