A wine and cheese party is a unique way to introduce the future bride and groom to new family members and friends. Choose this fun theme for a Couples Bridal Shower or Engagement party and be sure to include a custom wine and cheese invitation, and you can even order custom bottle labels and order unlabeled wines from your local liquor store.
FBAB tip: Be sure to choose fabulous cheese carving board or wine glasses as a gift.
The Easy Way to Give a Toast
Giving even the shortest speech in front of family and friends is very intimidating to most people. Have you ever thought you wanted to give a wedding toast but the minute you stood up you completely forgot what you wanted to say? It happens to the best of us. Be prepared with an appropriate, well prepared toast.
Popular Wine and Cheese Pairings:
For this style of tasting you will want your guest to sample a wine from the flight and then introduce the right cheese pairing and have them reassess the wine’s qualities in light of the subtle flavor changes.
Wine: Beaujolais; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, goat cheese
Wine: Cabernet Franc; Cheese: Blue, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, goat cheese, Gorgonzola, Port Salut, Swiss
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon; Cheeses: Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue cheese, Roquefort
Wine: Chardony; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan, Provolone
Wine: Champagne; Cheese: Beaufort, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan
Wine: Chenin Blanc; Cheese: Camembert, goat cheese, Graddost
Wine: Chianti; Cheese: Look for regional cheeses to complement an Italian Chianti, perhaps Fontina, Mozarella, Parmesan or Provolone
Wine: Dessert Wine; Cheese: Crème Fraiche, Marscopone, or shake it up with a salty/sweet combo. and consider a crumble or two of blue cheese.
Wine: Gewurztraminer; Cheese: Boursin, Camembert, Chevre, Muenster, Swiss, Wensleydale
Wine: Gruner Veltliner; Cheese: Blue cheese, goat cheese, Munster (the original French version)
Wine: Merlot; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Parmesan
Wine: Pinot Blanc; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta
Wine: Pinot Gris; Cheese: aged Cheddar, Asiago, Edam, goat cheese, Gouda, Mozarella, Muenster, and even Ricotta for a unique combo.
Wine: Pinot Noir; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Port Salut, Swiss
Wine: Port; Cheese: Blue, Gorgonzola
Wine: Rieslong; Cheese: Brie, Blue, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Monterey Jack
Wine: Rioja; Cheese: Asiago, Cheddar, Havarti
Wine: Sangiovese; Cheese: Blue, Fontina, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone, Ricotta
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc; Cheese: Asiago, Brie, Cheddar, Feta, goat cheese, Gruyere, Neufchatel, Parmesan
Wine: Shiraz/Syrah; Cheese: Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Parmesan
Wine: Zinfandel; Cheese: Asiago
, Blue, Feta, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster
Enjoy your wine and cheese party and be sure to make sure your guests have a designated driver…CHEERS!