Wine and Cheese Party Tips

Wine and Cheese Pairing Tips

It's party time and your friends are on their way to your wine and cheese party. Choosing the right kind of cheese you serve depends on two things: the wine you serve and personal taste. As with everything else, everyone has his or her own likes and dislikes. This goes for the wine and the cheese.

Cheese tips:
Room temperature cheese has more flavor and distinctive characteristics than chilled cheese. Pull them out of the refrigerator an hour or so before serving. Remember to keep watch that the cheese does not get to warm and begin to sweat. Also, you will need approximately 8-12 oz. of total cheese per person of which at least 1-2 oz. servings of each different kind of cheese per person.

Remember that tastes vary from person to person, so try to have a nice variety of different kinds of cheeses for the wines you serve. Try these wine/cheese suggestions or mix them up to find what suits each person.

Type of Cheese Goes with
Brie Merlot, Champagne or Sweet Sherry
Camembert Cabernet or Chenin Blanc
Cheddar (Mild) Champagne or Chardonnay
Cheddar (Sharp) Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc
Colby Riesling or Champagne
Edam (from Holland) Riesling, Dry Champagne or Pinot Noir
Emmentaler (from Switzerland) Beaujolais
Fete Beaujolais
Fresh Mozzarella Red or White Wine
Goat Cheese Chardonnay
Gouda Riesling or Champagne
Graddost (Swedish Semi-hard cheese) Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc
Grafton Village Cheddar Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc
Havarti Chardonnay,  Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir
Monterey Jack Reisling, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot or fruity Zinfandel
Muenster Beaujolais or Zinfandel

Displaying your cheese can also be fun. Flattened Wine Bottle Cheese Platters are a functional serving piece that can also double as wall art!

Have you ever wondered how they are made? Actual wine bottles are flattened through a 12-hour heat and gravity process reaching temperatures of over 1500 degrees! It takes a true artist to create these works of art. They are created in an actual glass studio ensuring premium quality and exceptional clarity. Each wine bottle cheese platter is unique, as they are hand made. The labels are attached to the underside of platters and are water-resistant. They are easy to clean...just wipe with a damp cloth. As wall art, they come ready to hang with a stainless steel wire melted into the bottle giving guaranteed hanging strength. You will definitely want to display your wine bottle cheese platter when not in use. You will want a flat wine bottle cheese platter for your next wine and cheese party.

Remember these are just suggestions. If it tastes good, do it! It's party time.

Jennifer Sterling

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