Beth Dreiling Hontzas
An open house is the perfect format for a holiday party. These gatherings can be formal, or they can just as easily be casual and laid-back. The versatile wine and cheese party is a terrific idea.
Wondering what wines to serve? Look no further than our region's own backyard. Outstanding wines are produced in North Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.
If you're looking to make the occasion dressier, consider a tablescape with whole wheels or blocks of cheese surrounded by fruit. For a no-fuss approach, simply cut your cheeses into chunks or preslice them, and then arrange them on platters. Use our wine suggestions to make your celebration a success.
Wine and Cheese Party Menu (serves 15 to 20)
- Smoked Salmon Canapés
- Chunky Gorgonzola Dip
- Cheddar-and-Hot Mustard Sandwiches
- Fig and Gruyère Palmiers