Vin et Fromage Partie

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 🙂

Vin Et Fromage  - Wine and Cheese

The table setting was super fun to put together. We borrowed some display stands and slate for chalkboard style signs…
Wine and Cheese Table

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.

Bucherondin Traditional Goat Cheese Every Wine had a specific cheese paired with it

Every guest brought their own wine and cheese pairing. It was so fun seeing people’s favorites and what complimented each other the best.
And it was mapped out to show what went with what

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We also had some other finger foods: apples, grapes, figs, jams, reduced balsamic vinegar, yuzu (candied fruit from Japan) and pistachios.

Fruit platter
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Asian Pear and Humbolt Fog aged goat milk cheeseI 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!
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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? 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. javonicole says:

    It was such a fun night! I have a new appreciation for sharp cheddar; thanks Alyssa! The pairing I contributed was chianti and dunbarton blue cheddar. A happy combo! Maybe the next one will be warmer so we can spend more time on the patio; or at least less windy 🙂

  2. Vanessa says:

    This was so much fun! I am honored to have been a part of it…already can’t wait until the next one!

    1. Amber says:

      So glad u could come Vanessa! Loved spending the evening with u!

  3. Sarah says:

    SUCH a fun idea!

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