One of the things that an adult must know (in my opinion) is how to throw a party. So for my housewarming party, I decided to throw an easy wine and cheese party. I say it's easy because there's not much preparation needed. Most of the preparation is about thinking of wine and cheese pairings. Here are my picks.
- Cheese - I wanted a variety of tastes ranging from mild, fresh and creamy to slightly spicy. So I got some fresh goat cheese, a rich and creamy Brie, a mild blue cheese Fourme d'Ambert, and a creamy and slightly nutty Port Salut.
- Wine - The second step is to obviously pair the cheeses with wine. Since I had about ten guests, I decided to serve white and red wine. To match the Brie and the nutty Port Salut, I got two bottles of Chardonnay and two bottles of Merlot to match the blue cheese and the goat cheese.
- Tiny Bites - To add more flavors, I decided to pile on sweet and savory things. I also served some honey, marmalade, pretzel sticks, a variety of salted nuts, charcuterie (salami, prosciutto, ham), bacon wrapped dates with cheese (my boyfriend's favorite), fresh fruits (sliced apples, grapes, strawberries), olives, some crackers, and slices of French bread.
Et voilà, a wine and cheese party!