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Oh SO! You are the type that loves to play host and have friends over for a party time to time! The real problem lies on the time and energy you have to put in just to play a good host. You live in a world full of attentions and distractions; as a result, you have quite limited hours to organize quality party. This makes the wine and cheese party very handy. A lot of people really love a wine and cheese party. The reality here is that hosting a good wine and cheese party is hard to come by. Too much money is usually spent on Cheez Whiz, Triscuits and Asti Spumantti with very little attention paid to presentation. A wine and cheese party gives you the opportunity to wow your guests without you doing much. You know what to do? Alright, all you have to do is to pay attention to the following:
Pairing Wine and Cheese
Now, the key issue here is what wines really pair well with what cheeses? There is never a universal consensus on what pairs well but many ‘experts’ believe that Gouda is best with fruity white. Yeah, this may be true, but what variation of Gouda is best paired? Should it be smoky or spicy Gouda? For instance, Pinot Noir or Cabernet would make a better pairing. The reality here is that it boils down to personal taste. Now, what is really your taste? Below is a general guide that will help channel you to the proper wine and cheese combination:
We have here, the major types of cheeses for you to choose from with some examples of each to make selection easier for you: Hard cheese: zamarano, wensley dale, swiss, reggiano, raclette, pecorino Romano, parmigiano, machego, Jarlsberg, gruyere, grana padeno, emmentater, Edam, derby, blue, asiago. Semi-soft cheese: Port Salut, Morbier, Madrigal Baby Swiss, Kasseri, Havarti, Bel Paese, Baby Swiss, Colby. Semi-hard cheese: Stilton, Sonoma Jack, Roquefort, Provolone, Panela, Cheddar, Graddost, Chesire, Gouda, Cotija, Double Gloucester. The wine
We are done with cheeses, time for wines that complement cheeses, below are the wines that complement an array of cheese types. Kindly bear in mind that there are some wines that really goes with more than one type of cheese. It all depends on the cheese taste variation and complexity. Take for example; Beaujolais can blend with soft crumbly feta or a hard cheese like Emmenthal. It is important you understand that this is a general guide: the final decision is yours to make: Semi-soft cheese: Bourgueil, Chardonnay, Chinon, Champagne, Beaujolais, Riesling, Fleurie, Barolo, Rioja, Bordeaux. Semi-hard cheese: Tawny Port, Chardonnay, Barolo, Champagne, Chianti Riserva, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Sancerre, Chenin Blanc. Hard cheese: Pinot Noir, Bardolino, Gewurztraminer, Tawny Port, Sangria, Madeira, Dark Beer, Chenin Blanc, Beaujolais, Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, Chianti Riserva, Chardonnay, Ribera del Duero, Côtes du Rhône, Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino.
Planning your wine and cheese party menu:
Alright, you already have ample wine and cheese choices. You also have been given compatibility recommendations which are cool. The next thing is for you set a theme for the party: it all boils down to your choice; you may decide to go for a taste of Italy and have wines and cheeses from that country. Though there are other regional choices available for you such as France, Spain, South Africa and Australia. You can still choose a non-geographical theme. You can decide to make available a selection of hard cheese or center the theme on the drink and have dessert wines. You can see, there are plenty of options available, the sky is the limit.Read up how to make drunken vodka gummy bears Wine and presentation
An important part of wine and cheese party is the presentation. As a result of this, the attention is drawn towards the aesthetic but has to be from a functional standpoint. It’s paramount you pay attention to how you present the cheese: the follow tips will guide you: Please, focus on not more than five cheeses. We recommend three. You should estimate about 4.5 ounces or 125 grams of cheeses per person. Ensure you make them good. You as a person may love a cheese with funk but the guests may prefer timid palate. It is best to have variation in taste, appearance and texture. It is really good to have contrast. Based on who is to appear, tone the cheese down or up. The cheese board is the ideal thing. Paper plates are not recommended for serving cheeses. We recommend you invest in a platter made of wood or marble that is large enough to separate the cheeses. Also, it is important the color of the board is appealing to the eyes and can act as a contrast to your selections. It is recommended you have a knife per selection. Do not mingle your cheeses. Depending on the type of cheese, you can use a butter knife for firm cheese. Alright, it is obvious that cheese belongs to the fridge but never ever serve cheese cold. Allow it stand until its at room temperature. You will surely like the difference in the taste, trust us! Make it possible for your guests to be able to gather to sample the wines and cheeses. This will enable your guests to move about freely and mingle.
Wine and Cheese party accompaniments
You seriously need to keep your guests enticed with some accompaniments. See some suggestions below: Good crackers will be good. Bread is cool too. Simply run to a good bakery and grab the very fresh bread. Also bear in mind that strong olive bread may detract from the cheeses. Fruits are good too. Sliced stone fruits like plums and nectarines, Japanese pear slices, grapes and apples are very good too. Walnuts are perfect complement to so many cheeses. Simply toast them and serve warm. Pine nuts, hazelnuts and Brazil nuts also complement well. Dark and strong chocolate is the only highly recommended chocolate to serve at a wine and cheese party.
Time to get the party started!
It is time to get the party started: with all these ready, you can now go ahead and get your party under way. Go ahead and invite your guests, throw in some good music and have a blast. Ensure you have sufficient wine to keep the party going. Have fun!! Check out How to make Drunk Melon Fruit Balls
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