When it comes to parties, cheese + wine guarantees a goud-a time!
“Say cheese!” If you smile from ear to ear at the sight of a cheese platter, chances are you’ve had this date pencilled into your dairies (and diets!) since this time last year.
In honour of National Cheese and Wine Day, we’ve taken a moment out of our party planning here at LENZO to celebrate the ways you can incorporate these moreish delicacies into your upcoming festivities. Bottoms up!
Nothing screams “wine time” quite like celebrating at a winery. The most beautiful backdrop for a wedding, hosting your event amongst the vines is the perfect way to make the most of all things red and white.
If you’re celebrating an occasion in summer, a little sunshine plus wine and your guests will be feeling wine! From hens parties to engagements, opt for event spaces that honour the outdoors – think Chardonnay by the seaside or robust red at rooftop bar.
When the weather cools down, celebrate milestone birthdays with bottles of wine in venues with open fires and opulent interiors. Perched on stool sipping on sparkling or comfy on a couch with mulled wine, look for venues that echo their toasty warmth with hearty dining and cheese boards.
From sophisticated sit-down dinners to contemporary cocktail style celebrations, cheese and wine pairings can be both refined and relaxed. With the versatility to tantalise tastebuds from elegant entrées through to decadent desserts (Sebastian Beach Grill's Basque Baked cheese cake, anyone?), chat to your chef about cheese and wine pairings make the most of seasonal produce and local wine varietals.
Calling in caterers to dish up culinary delights? Treat guests to delicious antipasti plates they can dive into, platters piled high with artisanal crisp breads and Gorgonzola and a generous wall of wine they can help themselves to.
Your celebration of all things cheese and wine doesn’t need to end when your evening or event does. A grape way (pun intended!) to show your party guests some extra love is with a take-home gift … of the cheese and wine variety.
Express gratitude to guests with an edible gift, the perfect party favour for weddings, hens parties and baby showers. Be it a gourmet grazing box to devour behind closed doors at home or a gourmet hamper that calls for corks to be popped, bubbly and brie never fail to disappoint!
Tongue and tummy salivating? Join us, wine don’t you, in celebrating this necessary national day by sinking your teeth into some of our favourite cheese and wine venues below.