Cheese and wine – does it need much explanation? A stunning pairing that dances on our tongues and creates a range of umami flavours. From a melting pot of french brie and camembert to the sharp and creamy texture of stilton and gorgonzola, they are perfectly gorged on when accompanied with the heady grapes of Sauvignon, Pinot and Shiraz. Below, we have put together some top tips on hosting the ultimate cheese and wine night.
Consider Flavour Pairings
If you don’t know your Malbec from your Merlot, make sure to consult an expert before just buying any old wine and any old cheese. Consider flavour pairings beforehand to create an otherworldly taste sensation that will impress even the fussiest foodie. Below, we have collated together some classic and unusual cheese and wine pairings:
- Port and Blue Cheese
- Prosecco and Parmsean
- Sauternes and Fondue
- Cabernet Sauvignon and Aged Gouda
- Chardonnay and Gruyere
- Rioja and Manchego
- Riesling and Ricotta
- Malbec and Aged Cheddar
- Pinot Noir and Brie
- Beaujolais and Feta
- Monterey Jack and Merlot
- Sauvignon Blanc and Goats Cheese
- Pinot Grigio and Mozzerella
These may seem like plenty above, but there are even more pairings to indulge in – a marriage made in heaven.
Have Background Music
It’s important that in any cheese and wine night, there is a sense of atmosphere. From installing pretty fairy lights to having soft background music – there are a myriad of ways to make your guests feel at ease and have a laugh. Soft classical music or the lilt of Spanish guitar can be a great way to fill any silences from small talk and is the perfect accompaniment to general chit chat.
Don’t Forget The Nibbles!
Even though cheese and wine should take centre stage, you need to make sure that you include a variety of delicious nibbles too that will also complement the display. From cracked black pepper crackers to grapes, figs, Proscuitto, chorizo and sourdough bread – these moreish nibbles will certainly impress your guests. Why not include small cooked tapas dishes like padron peppers and patatas bravas? And, last but not least, purchase a plethora of complimenting chutneys, jams, kinds of honey and pates.
Choose High-Quality Wine and Cheese
Of course, if you don’t choose high-quality and delicious cheese and wine – then your whole evening will fall apart. Here at Freshways, we provide a stellar array of cheeses that are sent to leading supermarkets and brands – so you can have creamy, tangy or smokey cheese at the heart of your celebrations. From Wensleydale Cranberry to Shropshire Blue, Boccanino Mozerella, Saint Agur and Camembert – our range of cheeses are every foodie’s dream. To find out more about our selection of delicious wholesale items, then simply contact us today.