Wine and Cheese and Chocolate Party!

Wine and Cheese and Chocolate Party!

So, we’re in the awkward season of holidays where people still want to get together but there isn’t a big national holiday or festival coming up that we can celebrate.  St. Patrick’s Day is soon, but that’s really an Irish / College holiday (or for people who live in Savannah,GA) and Easter is kind of a family-only deal, right? Mardi Gras / Karneval is over and I’m pretty sure people aren’t having Lent parties (although some die-hard Catholics may have a papal conclave party.  There’s got to be a black smoke / white smoke drinking game, right?  Time to invent one.  Hmmm, I sense a future blog post topic).

So in an effort to create a reason for people to get together, we suggest hosting a wine and cheese and chocolate party.  That’s right – you don’t need a holiday or conclave or royal wedding in order to have a party.  All you need are some great friends, food and drinks and you’re good to go.

ArtisanalCheese.com provides an excellent “cheese clock” with suggestions for what to serve in each of a 4-course cheese menu.  Be sure to check out their website.  EatWisconsinCheese.com has a really excellent Cheese & Chocolate pamphlet that also helped with these recommendations, so check them out too!

Scroll down to see a 4-course wine, cheese & chocolate menu for your party!

First Pairing

Second Pairing

  • Wine: Light Red Wine, Rose, Lagers and Pilsner Beers
  • Cheese: Choose soft to semi-firm cheeses, like a mild cow, an aged goat or a sheep milk cheese. Be sure to alternate milks and textures to create a contrast between cheeses around your plate. Camembert and a light cheddar are good choices.
  • Chocolate: Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts  or Peanut Clusters, Solid Milk Chocolate Pieces

Third Pairing

Fourth Pairing

Photo Credit: Brittany Fecteau Photography (photo 1), Michigan Ave Mag (photo 2)

 

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