A Casual Wine and Cheese Soiree

A Casual Wine and Cheese Soiree

I like getting friends together for a relaxed and laid back evening. I love to serve some great wine and cheese pairings. It’s the best when you can talk to your friends and enjoy an evening of stress free entertaining. Modern casual florals and invitations add to the happy, relaxed vibe. I love keeping things a little rustic, yet elegant and allowing the focus to stay on the wonderful pairings. Cheers!

Invitation / Paperless Post / Free Online

Rustic Florals

You can find great flowers at Floral Art and Olive and Cocoa.

Cheese Board with Handle / Williams Sonoma / www.williams-sonoma.com / $70
Spanish Cheese Collection / Williams Sonoma / www.williams-sonoma.com / $59.95
Old Farmhouse Chutney / Stonewall Kitchen / www.stonewallkitchen.com / $6.50
Rosemary Crackers / The Fine Cheese Co. / www.deandeluca.com / $7.50
Cheese Knives/ Williams Sonoma / www.williams-sonoma.com / $40
Grand Cru Wine Glasses/ Williams Sonoma / www.williams-sonoma.com / $40 for a set of two
Blackberry Farm Cheese Platter / Blackberry Farm / www.deandeluca.com / $80
Acacia Honey / Savannah Bee / www.savannahbee.com / from $6.50
Sourdough Flatbreads / Rustic Bakery / www.deandeluca.com / $10

Here are some simple and fun pairing ideas!

First Pairing

Stilton and Shiraz
Stilton / Acacia honey / rosemary crackers
Shiraz / Darenberg Footbolt 2009

Second Pairing

Aged Gouda and Cabernet
Aged Gouda / fresh pear slices / sea salt crackers
Cabernet / Liberty School 2010

Third Pairing

Gruyere and Sauvignon Blanc
Gruyere / fresh fig slices / fig and olive crisps
Sauvignon Blanc / Leese Fitch 2010

Fourth Pairing

Taleggio and Chardonnay
Taleggio / dried fig compote / sweet onion flatbreads
Chardonnay / Lincourt Steel 2011

Fifth Pairing

Brie and Prosecco
Brie / Old Farmhouse Chutney / baguette slices
Prosecco / La Marca

Sixth Pairing

Goat Cheese and Chenin Blanc
Goat cheese rounds / fresh cracked pepper /  blood orange marmalade / olive oil and sea salt flatbreads
Chenin Blanc / Badenhorst Secateurs 2012