Looking for ways to host a wine and cheese party? Whether you're planning a casual get-together or a more formal event, follow these simple tips to hosting a memorable wine and cheese party.
Gather the supplies you’ll need for a wine and cheese party such as wine openers, cheese knives or slicers, wine glasses, small plates, beautiful cutting boards, and serving platters.
If hosting a party, set a time that’s early or late enough because most wine and cheese parties are not meant to be a full meal. So ideally, starting before dinner around 4 or 5 PM or after dinner around 7 or 8 PM is ideal.
And if you are pre-planning the party, try to pair the wine and cheeses well. If it’s an on-the-fly, impromptu kind of event, then it’s OK to wing it and grab what you can.
Choosing the best wines depends on your price point and what you love! From pinot noirs and cabernet sauvignons to chardonnay and rieslings, select red and/or white wines that you and your guests enjoy the most.
Go with 3-4 different types of cheeses that have different textures, appearances, and flavor varieties.
Include wine-tasting snacks like a beautiful charcuterie board with different fruits, meats, spreads, jams, crackers, etc. But you can also serve some light appetizers and desserts too.
Follow along to learn more about pairing wine and cheeses for a party.