Wine and Cheese Night

We invited a couple of friends over a few weeks ago and instead of going out for the evening we decided to stay in for a wine and cheese night. It’s turned into a fun evening of chatting away and trying new delectable combinations, and oh what a feast we had.

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Personally, I am a red wine drinker, but we decided to stick to lighter wines this time around to experiment with flavors while keeping it cohesive. We wanted an array of textures when it came to the cheeses. We decided on gouda, sharp cheddar, brie, goat cheese, and burrata.

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We put a lot of emphasis on the sides to accompany our wine and cheese. We had a lot of variety from pates, grilled vegetables, pickles, savory jams, and a selection of sliced deli meats. These are all especially important if any participants are lactose intolerant or sensitive. We used baguette slices and peppered crackers as the bases for all the fun combinations.

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The best part for us as hosts was being able to just fill up and relax knowing that we wouldn’t have to drive home and find street parking at the end of the night.

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