Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Party Time with Cheese and Wine

What is your expression to share your celebratory mood? 

Treats and parties, isn't it? 
What better than to have a tinge of fun with the near and dear ones under a roof, accompanied by music and good food?
On hearing 'party', a wave of energy and zeal run through in your body, and you get eager to drench in the party environment. You must have been the guest to parties many a time.
How many times you had the pleasure of being a host of your party?

If throwing parties give you an immense pleasure, then next time give your guests an innovative theme of cheese and wine. Wow your guests by setting the mood of a party with tasty wines and cheeses. Read below to know how to set an impeccable 'wine and cheese party'.
Set The Table:  Lay a table aesthetically by placing a bottle of wine, pairing with a platter of cheese. Make small counters of cheese and wine. Let your guests walk around and delight in the taste of your party-theme, rather engage in chats and stand in one place. By placing cheeses and wines in different tables, you offer an array of choices to your guests to indulge in the flavours they desire. Fresh flowers are always welcome to deck up the look of each table. To enhance a little more, give a sophisticated touch of swanky crockeries, with a focus on wine glasses and cheese knives. Adorn the surroundings of wine bottles with juicy grapes.

Go For The Best Cheeses: The key factor of the theme is to pair the right cheese with the right wine. Keep in mind the taste of cheese to be tangy and sweet. Some of the high-quality cheeses you can have are Canadian cheese, Mozzarella, Traditional Danish Blue. Browse more in the search engines to get to know the best cheeses. To get on the party mood, a delicious cheese can satiate your guests' appetite.

Wine Selection: When heading to the market to purchase wines, a question strikes in your mind, 'Which wine goes best with the cheese?'
A wrong selection of either of the two items can dampen the spirit of the party. Ensure to have the wines that will go well with the cheeses. For instance, a salty cheese should be paired with a sweet wine, creamy cheese pairs better with Chardonnay, Italian Chianti matches well with Parmesan. In other words, give a taste of a semisoft cheese with a dry white wine and a hard cheese with a full-bodied red wine. A simple trick to follow is choose a lighter wine for a mild cheese and for a richer wine go with the richer cheese. Have ideas on the selection of the wine with the cheese before planning for a cheese and wine party.

Accompaniments: Allure your guests' dishes with some stellar crunchies. A platter of crackers with the flavours of toppings can woo your guests' cravings to have some more on  the munchies. A crusty, whole grain bread and a bowl of olives go better with the theme. Fill a plate with roasted pine nuts, hazel nuts and Brazil nuts. Top it up with dark chocolates on the table to add a tempting taste to the accompaniments.

Take Care Of Health And Hygeine : Last but not the least, when you plan a party, your prime point should be hygeine. Have in mind that you take the onus of your guests' health. While you are busy in giving a classy touch to your theme, make sure to be mindful in hygeine and the quality of the food. Serving a good quality food and drinks should be at the top of your list and your prime concern. With that, you have got all to start the bash. Make a list of guests, send invites, welcome them with a friendly hug, tune in funky music and get everyone on the floor.

Let's get the party started!  

Author- Aparna Mukherjee

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