Cheese, Glorious Cheese! {And Wine}

Simple-Elegance doesn’t get much better than Cheese & Wine. The pairing of the 2 works equally well for a rustic picnic, or a glamorous soiree. The photos above offer some great suggestions for serving your cheese with style.
  • Consider slicing your hard cheese into ‘sticks’ and laying them in a criss-cross form…adds height and interest.
  • Looking for great ways to label which cheese is which? Use pieces of slate or broken terra cotta pots to write on with chalk, or marker.
  • More home-improvement-store materials to use are small slabs of granite, or ceramic tiles.
  • Find mirror ‘trays’ at local craft stores, or use your all-purpose white dishes for a streamlined look.
  • For best results when tasting your cheeses, serve on plain baguette slices or water crackers so as not to mask the flavor of the cheese itself.
Good Suggestions for Wine & Cheese Pairings:
  • Salty Gorgonzola with Sweet Reisling
  • Brie with a California Chardonay
  • Goat Cheese (Chevre) with Savignon Blanc
  • Edam or Havarti with Pinot Noir
  • Gouda with Merlot or Reisling
Some of my favorite wines for around $10-$12:
Cavit Pinot Grigio
Chateau St. Michelle Reisling (not overly sweet…it’s just right!)
Barefoot Moscato (around $7, but very good with the taste of muscadine grapes)
Rober Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir
Woodbridge Cabernet (not too heavy for a cab)
Have fun planning and tasting your own Cheese & Wine combinations!
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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    my 2 favorite things :)!
    I love the was the cheese sticks are stacked in the 1st picture.
    Nice post!

  2. Shelley @ Divine Party Concepts says:

    I ALWAYS love some wine and cheese :)

  3. thanks! i've been wanting to do a wine and cheese blog post…

  4. I had a date night at home last Friday night w/ my dh and we had wine and cheese. It was fabulous.

  5. Aylee Bits says:

    Thank you for the suggestions on cheese and wine pairing and for listing your favorite wines. I don't like wine unfortunately, but I definitely want to serve them in parties.

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