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5 Tips for Hosting a Wine and Cheese Party

A wine and cheese party is chic, sophisticated, and super trendy. A classy souriee like this deserves some serious prep and research. It's so much more than just laying out out a few cheese cubes on a plate and showing off a few fancy wine bottles!

Beside making the best wine and cheese pairings, you need to provide an atmosphere appropriate for the occasion. That means that, yes, you do have to pay special attention to every aspect of entertaining - from the elegant centerpieces to the tiny coasters.

But don't get discouraged! We are here to make this fabulous event painful and flawless with a few of our tips, Here are a few quick and easy tips for throwing a wine and cheese party.

Label Your Cheeses

Guests will appreciate a tag describing what it is they're about to eat, particularly when it comes to cheeses. A name is helpful and a short description is even better. Include the country of origin for an extra fun fact!

What to do With all Those Toothpicks

Too often we hosts take tons of time to make bite-sized appetizers plucked with a pick for easy eating, but neglect to offer a solution for said used picks. Give your guests a place to put their used toothpicks by placing oranges throughout your space with a pick and label reading "Used Picks Here, Please!"

Use Proper Knives

Even if you don't host a wine tasting regularly it's a good idea to invest in a quality hard cheese and soft cheese knife.

Get Creative With Wine Chillers

Plug the drain and sill your sink with ice, or reuse vessels on hand as chillers. Either way you'll keep the ugly cooler you use for football games in the yard where it belongs.

Coaster Decor

Design is in the details! Get creative with coasters for your tasting. They offer an instant pick me up and a place to rest glasses so you avoid getting wet rings on your furniture.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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