Thursday, November 12, 2009

wine and cheese party!

Guy and I had a wine and cheese party last night for a few of our favorite couples. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for months now and finally found the right time! Here’s how we set up our dining room table for the party – pretty right? I took a grocery store bouquet, deconstructed it into little vases to keep it a bit more whimsical and lower to the table. I was excited to use all of my pretty cheese boards, plates, & cheese knives.
We decided to have each couple bring a cheese and wine so everyone got to enjoy each other’s favorites. We had two bries (one with a fig jam and the other with a homemade cranberry chutney), a taleggio, manchego, two goudas & a wensleydale with cranberries. It was the perfect mix of hard & soft and all were oh so delicious!
Guy made the executive decision, being the chef of our household, to also make a chili since most of the men wouldn’t get their fill on cheese alone. It was the perfect evening for it as it was a rainy and chilly night.
I highly recommend a wine & cheese party. It was so fun to taste the different wines, pair them with cheeses, and share laughs all evening.
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10 comments:

Allyson said...

hi!

stopping over from ~ks's place. :)

i've always wanted to have a wine party. very jealous! looks like it was a fabulous time.

*new follower!*

Jenni said...

ohhh I love it!!! Beautiful spread! The little vases are A-dorable too!!!!

Summer B. said...

I love wine and cheese parties! I love the placecards and the flowers too.

UM, I have been wanting one of those chalkboard cheese trays. You know what I am talking about? But, it would probably just sit on a shelf forever. lol.

Tracy-Girl said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like SO much fun. I love how you put flowers all over your house and had yummy food for the cozy weather!

bananas. said...

my mouth was watering as i read the cheese list. yum yum yum! and WINE!!! ahhhh i love wine. gosh, i wish i was there.

KLaw said...

Um, you're making me hungry!! I want to have a fun party like that :)

janis said...

oh that does look fun!
i could eat crackers + cheese all.day.long.

Lauren Elizabeth said...

how fun! : ) : )

Annie said...

wine sounds good about now ;) and cheese is my favorite!! what a fun party!!

The Owl's Closet said...

i love ur set-up! what a fun party!:D i'm a cheese lover, too!:) great blog, btw!

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