When you combine California wine and European cheese you get a match made in heaven – and now – sustainability. In 2010, Benziger Family Wine and Forever Cheese Inc. both committed to reducing their carbon footprint by supporting Carbonfund.org’s innovative carbon reduction projects. After taking aggressive measures to reduce their carbon footprint as much as they could, Benziger came to Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon emissions they were unable to reduce. Their donation supported truck stop electrification, which reduces tailpipe emissions from freight trucks that transport consumer goods all across the country. With this project, drivers can shut off their engines and utilize the advanced truck stop electrification technology for electricity and heat. This project is relevant to their business, to their region and environment. Forever Cheese Inc. has been a Carbonfund.org partner for many years with their generous donations to support renewable energy and reforestation projects. They are committed to doing their part in helping our planet, and their donation is supporting renewable energy projects. Now on to the delicious, fun and fuss-free part. Try Forever Cheese’s Rustico® Black Pepper, semi-soft sheep’s milk cheese from the countryside of Rome, with Benziger’s 2008 Appellation Series Chardonnay with its luxurious, round mouthfeel and creamy texture . If you prefer red, match Forever Cheese’s Mitica® Malvarosa , a buttery sheep’s milk cheese from Valencia, Spain or Romao® Rosemary Cheese from La Mancha with Benziger’s 2006 Stone Farm Cabernet Sauvignon with its flavors of toasted oak, spicy pepper and anise balanced against dark fruit like currant and ripe plum. Check out more brilliant wine and cheese pairing ideas from Forever Cheese’s extremely useful wine and cheese pairing guide: http://forevercheese.com/pairing.asp.