Javon and I hosted our first wine and cheese party last night with some friends, which turned into a classy, relaxed evening sampling new things, laughing and sharing old and new memories with old and new friends.
Although I totally missed getting pictures with our guests (fail!), the table was well photographed 🙂
I discovered chalk pens (which are now my new favorite thing) for clean labels on chalkboards. We set it on craft paper as the table cloth, which allowed us to draw and label everything and note which pairings went together.
We also had some other finger foods: apples, grapes, figs, jams, reduced balsamic vinegar, yuzu (candied fruit from Japan) and pistachios.
I contributed an Asian Pear fruit wine with two types of goat cheese: Humbolt Fog Aged Goat Milk Cheese and Bucherondin Traditional Goat Cheese (since sweet whites and goat cheeses are my favorites.) I was pleasantly surprised to love all of the other samples though – and even find some new favorites!
Maybe it’s a love for trying new things, but I think we all agreed this night was a hit. We’re excited for the next Vin et Fromage Partie!
What kind of fun parties have you been a part of?