Planning for Your Next Wine and Cheese Party

Fruit and Cheese

Fruit and Cheese

Having a wine and cheese party?  Inviting your favorite friends over to hang out, educate and share your favorite wine and cheese pairings?  I love the notion of people coming together and bringing their knowledge and experience of worldly wine and cheeses.  Well, here’s some ideas to consider.  Some you might already know, but you may find an idea that resonates with you and want to implement.  I hope so.

Enjoy.

Cheese Serving Platter

Cheese Serving Platter

1. Serve your cheeses in individual cheese boards and label them.  Try this out.  Take an old cutting board, sand it down a bit and paint the bottom half (the picture shows most of the board was painted but just do the bottom half) with chalk paint (about 2-3 times).  Voila!  Instant wooden serving platter.  Here you can mark the cheese and the wine that goes together.  I just love this idea!

2. Ask your half your guests to bring their favorite cheeses and the other half their favorite wine.  Most are on a budget so set a dollar limit they can spend when sharing.  Makes it more fun when you can find affordable wine and cheese to pair together.  Don’t ask your guests what they are bringing.  It’s a surprise.  When they arrive, pair them up.  Make sure to serve bread and crackers to cleanse the palette.  Very important.

3. Decorate lightly.  Remember, it’s your home your inviting them to.  Just make them feel like their home.

Bon Appetite!

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