Looking for a fun idea next time you entertain? How about a wine and cheese dinner party with cheesy recipes paired with the perfect wine?
If you’ve been around Simply2Moms for any length of time then you know we like wine.
About 12 years ago we went to a fun party at our friend’s house where we learned how to pair different foods with wines.
For instance, tart and buttery olives really complement wines with more acidity like a Sauvignon Blanc.
Spicy sausages pair well with a slightly sweet Hungarian red wine.
Then there’s the one thing that pairs perfectly with wine:
But did you know that different wines go better with different kinds of cheese?
For instance, an aged cheddar and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Champagne with brie cheese.
Goat cheese and Sauvignon Blanc.
Moscato and gorgonzola is divine. Even if you don’t like sweet wines.
This is why we think a dinner party showcasing wines and cheeses would be a really fun idea!
Welcome to our Virtual Dinner Club
We joined up with four of our blogging friends to create a virtual dinner club back at the beginning of 2021.
Each month we invite a guest host to join in our fun!
Every month is a new theme.
This month we thought it would be fun to create a grazing table for a wine-tasting party with our book club.
And then also share a menu with recipes for a dinner party with fantastic wine pairings.
Our friends are all sharing delicious recipes that would pair beautifully with wine.
If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.
That’s me, Anne, the short one with my bestie, AnnMarie rocking the black.
We’re so glad you’re here!
You can read more about us and our families over here.
But that’s enough about us!
Let’s take a look at our wine and cheese dinner party menu.
Charcuterie Christmas Tree | Eleanor Rose Home
Charcuterie is always a fantastic way to start a meal, don’t you think?
Our friend Heidi from the blog Eleanor Rose Home created the cutest individual Christmas tree charcuterie boards!
We can’t wait to try these at our next holiday party!
If you’re hosting this party at a different time of year, you can still try this idea, just arrange the items in a circle or square.
The beauty of charcuterie is it pairs with any kind of wine you want!
3 White Wine Spritzers | Stacy Ling from Bricks’n’Blooms
We love wine, and a wine spritzer is one of our favorites!
Our friend Stacy has three great variations of this classic cocktail.
If you’re serving a different wine with each course, a spritzer is a wonderful way to lighten things up.
Bacon Onion And Cheese Tart | Midwest Life and Style
When you’re hosting a wine and cheese dinner party, it’s fun to have each dish include cheese, don’t you think?
This Bacon Onion and Cheese tart from our friend Jen looks amazing!
If you’re hosting a charcuterie-style party with a grazing table, simply cut this tart into squares.
If you want the perfect wine pairing, try a Riesling, Gewurztraminer, or Pinot Noir.
Easy Green Chili Cheese Fudge | Vintage Home Designs
This is something completely new to us!
A savory fudge recipe.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or creating a charcuterie buffet, this recipe for Green Chile Fudge is the perfect thing to serve!
This would pair beautifully with a Sangiovese or a Chardonnay.
Roasted Pear Winter Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette | Simply2Moms
Salad is one of our favorite things!
This delicious winter salad recipe can be served in so many different ways.
Serve it in a big bowl on a buffet.
Plate it to look pretty at a brunch or dinner party.
Put it in individual cups to serve on a charcuterie display.
No matter how you serve it, your friends are gonna want seconds!
Try pairing it with a Riesling or a Sauvignon Blanc.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Recipe | The Ponds Farmhouse
If you’re hosting a wine and cheese party, there’s nothing better for dessert than dark chocolate!
A French Pinot Noir with berry undertones or a Cabernet Sauvignon would pair perfectly with this dark chocolate fudge recipe!
We can’t wait to give this recipe a try!
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!