Wine And Cheese Hen Party
Wine And Cheese Hen Party
There have been many great combos in life ladies. Credit cards and shopping, even somebody else’s credit card and shopping. But nothing quiet lives up to the fantastic duo of wine and cheese. Pardon me a minute while I wipe the drool from my lip at the thought.
We would all love to be whisked off to a wine country to be fully immersed in all things wine. It’s not really a reality for the majority of us. So, with that in mind here are a few steps and ideas to creating and hosting your very own wine and cheese hen party for your bride to be.
Choose A Variety Of Wines
Okay we all know there are tons and tons of different wines out there to try. You have the wines you love and adore and the ones you hate. And lastly there are those wines that when you first take a sip you are disgusted but within seconds say “Actually, that’s ok…we’ll have 2 bottles”.
So are tip is to narrow down your options by choosing a theme, a specific region (Montepulciano area in Italy is a favourite of mine, just saying), or even wine from a specific winery. Also it’s best to have both red and white to cater to everyone’s tastes. Also narrowing your options down will help with pick the cheeses to go with the wine.
Pairing Cheeses With Wines
Pairing the the right cheese with the right wine is easier said then done. Many people will just pick their favourite wine and favourite cheese and don’t care if they compliment or not. But, if you are trying to have them compliment and help release even more mouth watering flavours, then this chart might help. A big shout out to His and Her Wine for this great chart.
The Side Snacks
As my mother always say it’s when hosting a dinner or party, ‘It’s all about presentation’, and when you’re hosting a wine and cheese hen party the presentation comes in the form of wooden chopping boards and side snacks. We love a wine and cheese hen party as all you really have to do is pop open some wine, put the cheese on the board and let your guests help themselves. To add to the overall theme I’d suggest some cured ham’s, fruits, fresh breads, vegetables, pesto’s, olive oil and of course olives.
When the big day finally arrives its always a good idea to have a wine and cheese tasting scorecard. It’s a great way to document what you thought of certain wines and cheeses and of course it will get people talking about which was their favourite. That one they’re going out to buy more off now or even the one the know never to go anywhere near again.
The intimate setting of a wine and cheese hen party also means that you can set up some great hen party games that you may not be able to do in public. After a evening and night of wine tasting, you might be a little wobbly on your feet. Either way you’ll be in for a fantastic night of entertainment and a party you’ll be talking about and recommending to your friends for weeks to come.