While the artisan cheese industry is still young in the Lone Star State, we have a burgeoning crew of small-scale creameries who are delving into mastering numerous styles of cheeses. Goat’s-milk cheeses are particularly popular here, given the climate, but quality cow’s-milk cheeses are on the rise, too. From Lubbock to Driftwood, Blanco to Grapevine, both Texas cheeses and wines have been garnering awards and cult followings. Which brings us to an important fact: Now is the time to enjoy the two together. Above, our nine favorite pairings, all made in Texas.

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