With our recent fascination with France and French food, we wanted to throw a French themed wine and cheese party. It was a super casual party with close friends. We wanted to focus more on the delicious wines and cheese that come from the country, than to impress anyone. France is very well known for the different wine regions and also the various cheeses that are produced there. Without further ado, here are some great shots of the parties main stars.
Here are some of our favorites cheeses we used for the party:
- Comte Murray’s Reserve
- Roomano 3 Year
- Fromager d’Affinois
- Tomme De Savoie
These were all purchased from a local Murray’s Cheese shop near our house. Picking out the cheeses was a fun experience in and of itself. We had a cheesemonger ask us what we wanted and he guided us to the choices.
In regards to the wines, we try to stick to our favorite wine region: Rhone Valley. Rhone Valley has some amazing Roses, Whites, and Reds that go really well with lots of cheeses.
Some extras that were important and recommend for everyone to use are:
- Dried fruits and nuts
- Fig jam
- Crackers and French baguette bread
- Lastly, delicious charcuterie 🙂
It’s really easy to throw a wine and cheese party! Just as long as you have a solid foundation of cheeses and sides, the wines will come together well. Plus, if you ask party goers to each bring a cheese, the event can be inexpensive. Hope you enjoyed my suggestions and let me know if you had a wine and cheese party, and if you did anything differently.