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 Cheese Boards are a great appetizer to serve at any party. It’s important to pair your cheese board with a good wine, and we’re sharing details on how to select a good wine to go along with your cheese board idea. Read below for all the notable details-Cheese + Charcuterie Board. 

  Cheese Boards are a great appetizer to serve at any party. It's important to pair your cheese board with a good wine, and we're sharing details on how to select a good wine to go along with your cheese board idea. Get the details on the blog- Cheese + Charcuterie Board.

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Summertime is the best time for outdoor parties. Invite a few friends and gather around good food and even better wine. For this outing, we put together a delicious Cheese + Charcuterie Board, and we served our guests the delightful flavor profiles of Notable Wines.

Best Wine Pairings

Notable Wines is the first vintner to display the flavor profiles on the front label on the bottle, so it’s easy to determine the flavor profiles you enjoy best. We served Notable’s Oaky & Buttery Chardonnay with butter, oak, and vanilla notes. No uncertainty or guessing with Notable Wines, just follow the notes. Read on to learn how we put together a great cheese and charcuterie board to pair with our wine selection.

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Also, we served Notable’s Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay; both are excellent varietals. We decanted both bottles briefly after chilling them down in buckets of ice. The fruity and crisp Chardonnay was my favorite wine of the evening, and I made a mental note to pick up a few more bottles for our next get together.

Best Charcuterie Ideas

For our cheese board idea, we selected an assortment of meats, cheeses, and fresh summer ripe fruits. We kept the offerings light for our early summer get together. For our cheese selections we chose cheeses most guests would be familiar with, so Fontina, Goat, Jack and Gouda cheeses fit the bill. Ditto for our light meat choices; we plated Prosciutto, Sopressata, Capocollo, and Salame. Both kinds of cheese and meat were paired with fresh strawberries and blueberries, light and sweet watermelon, and chilled grapes. We also set out olives, Hungarian yellow peppers, crackers, and honey to mellow out the intense flavor profile of the goat cheese. 

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Cheese + Charcuterie Board

Ingredients:

  • Cheeses: Fontina, Goat, Jack, and Gouda 
  • Meats: Prosciutto, Sopressata, Capocollo, and Salame
  • Fruits: Grapes, Blueberries, sliced Strawberries
  • Additional delicacies: Melon, Olives, Peppers, Crackers, and honey

Directions:

Arrange meats, cheeses, fruit, and crackers on a large single cheese board platter or various small plates. For the goat cheese,  plate it separately due to the need for the drizzle on the honey. I also like displaying the various items among several plates or platters because it allows multiple guests to pursue and serve themselves easier, without everyone crowding around a single serving area.

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How to match wine and cheese

The best approach to making a respectable cheese and charcuterie board is to select the flavors that you love to eat. To pair with Chardonnay, it is best to know the profile of the wine. For unoaked Chardonnays, creamy and mild to semi-soft cheeses work best. Bries are an excellent choice. When serving a mid-oaked Chardonnay, select cheese with a nutty and sharp flavor. And finally, for a heavily oaked Chardonnay, select cheeses which will stand up to the heavier notes and minerality. Think stronger blue cheeses and aged cheddars. And although the only rule to adhere to without fail, is to select the cheeses and wines you love.

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 Remember, Notable Wines did the homework for you, and they have written down the best notes. Follow the notes and discover the right wine with the best flavor notes for you. Cheers!

Cheese Board Idea with Wine Pairing

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Entertainment Tips {from Tatanisha}:

  1. When throwing a summer party, the food and wine should be the focal point of your party. Make sure your cheese platters are set up for guests to easily access the variety of cheese, fruit, and dips. You don’t want people overreaching to pick up a blueberry. 
  2. Keep the decor simple. In this idea, I picked up plastic grape decorations from a craft store. I also grabbed a music pattern fabric, along with wooden musical notes and sprayed painted them gold. 
  3. We always keep a few cheese platters on hand. If you don’t have one, you can easily use a chalkboard for a cheese plate or a clean cutting board. Even regular, clean white plates will work. Don’t stress if you don’t have time to purchase a cheese plate. Keep it simple. 
  4. I also found the tic-tac board at a craft store. It’s important to have things to keep your guests entertained. 
  5. Soft jazz music is always nice for a classy, summer party idea. 
  6. When it comes to styling the cheese plate, you can style it however you want! As you can see here, we styled our cheese platter two different ways. As long as your guests can easily get to each type of food, have fun with the design!

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Cheese + Charcuterie Board idea

You can head to your local Kroger store (or go here to find Notable Wines) to pick up a few bottles. 

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Cheese Boards are a great appetizer to serve at any party. It's important to pair your cheese board with a good wine, and we're sharing details on how to select a good wine to go along with your cheese board idea. Get the details on the blog- Cheese + Charcuterie Board.