An Evening of Wine & Cheese Tasting Inspires a Toast or Two To The Happy Couple
Wine and cheese tastings are a fun way to introduce the future bride and groom to new family members and friends. Choose this fun theme for a Couples Bridal Shower including themed invitations, wine favors and a fabulous cheese carving board or wine glasses as a gift.
Giving even the shortest speech in front of family and friends can be very intimidating to most people. Have you ever thought you wanted to give a wedding toast but the minute you stood up you completely forgot what you wanted to say? It happens to the best of us. Be prepared with an appropriate, well prepared toast.
For this style of tasting you will want your guest to sample a wine from the flight and then introduce the appropriate cheese pairing and have them reassess the wine’s qualities in light of the subtle flavor changes.Popular Wine and Cheese Tasting Pairings:
Wine: Beaujolais; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, goat cheese
Wine: Cabernet Franc; Cheese: Blue, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, goat cheese, Gorgonzola, Port Salut, Swiss
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon; Cheeses: Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue cheese, Roquefort
Wine: Chardony; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan, Provolone
Wine: Champagne; Cheese: Beaufort, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan
Wine: Chenin Blanc; Cheese: Camembert, goat cheese, Graddost
Wine: Chianti; Cheese: Look for regional cheeses to complement an Italian Chianti, perhaps Fontina, Mozarella, Parmesan or Provolone
Wine: Dessert Wine; Cheese: Crème Fraiche, Marscopone, or shake it up with a salty/sweet combo. and consider a crumble or two of blue cheese.
Wine: Gewurztraminer; Cheese: Boursin, Camembert, Chevre, Muenster, Swiss, Wensleydale
Wine: Gruner Veltliner; Cheese: Blue cheese, goat cheese, Munster (the original French version)
Wine: Merlot; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Parmesan
Wine: Pinot Blanc; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta
Wine: Pinot Gris; Cheese: aged Cheddar, Asiago, Edam, goat cheese, Gouda, Mozarella, Muenster, and even Ricotta for a unique combo.
Wine: Pinot Noir; Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Port Salut, Swiss
Wine: Port; Cheese: Blue, Gorgonzola
Wine: Rieslong; Cheese: Brie, Blue, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Monterey Jack
Wine: Rioja; Cheese: Asiago, Cheddar, Havarti
Wine: Sangiovese; Cheese: Blue, Fontina, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone, Ricotta
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc; Cheese: Asiago, Brie, Cheddar, Feta, goat cheese, Gruyere, Neufchatel, Parmesan
Wine: Shiraz/Syrah; Cheese: Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Parmesan
Wine: Zinfandel; Cheese: Asiago, Blue, Feta, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster