A wine and cheese party can be a great way to have an elegant but relaxing evening with some of your closest friends. How can you take your event to the next level and provide the best quality special event? Here are a few tips for hosting the ultimate wine and cheese event.
- Label the Glasses – If people are going to be interacting, you can’t always have a glass in your hand. Some guests may be picky about drinking from a glass that was put down if he or she can’t remember for sure whose glass is whose. A great way to differentiate is to get little chalkboard stickers and a chalk marker. Then you can mark each person’s glass with initials. It adds a little bit to clean up, but it’s worth avoiding the confusion, glass washing during the party, and wasted wine when no one can figure out who that nearly full glass belongs too.
- Try Something New – Instead of getting all of the same old wine and cheese favorites, make the tasting more exciting by adding flavors most guests may never have enjoyed or at least don’t often have. Jarlsberg is a great cheese for parties. You can have common favorites like cheddar, but try it aged, extra-sharp, or go with white cheddar. Gouda can be enhanced by buying it smoked or even smoking it yourself. A baked cheese like Brie can also add a warm option.
- Make It a Sparkling Wine Party – Champagne, prosecco, brut, and numerous other sparkling wine options can throw a twist on the ordinary wine party.
Having Your Wine and Cheese Party Catered
Save time shopping around for the perfect cheeses and all of that slicing and plating by having your wine and cheese party catered by the pros at Caterman Catering. We can help you to locally source the best wines and cheeses available in the San Jose and Bay areas. For more information, just call 408-441-8719.