I love throwing parties. Remember this Vodka-Infused Sampling Party from a while back?
This time around, I’m going to teach you how to throw a wine and cheese sampling party.
It’s rather simple. The main idea you want to keep in mind to make it look great is consistency and simplicity!
That’s why I designed the labels in such a simple and cohesive manner. The wine and the cheese labels all have the same font and same basic design. I took the label off the wine bottles to help with the consistency for the party’s label designs. Be sure not to throw the original wine labels close by in case anyone asks.
I also choose to use OnlineLabels.com’s brown kraft labels for this project because that with the black ink will give your party a very sophisticated and chic vibe, which is exactly the look you’re going want for a wine and cheese shindig.
So, what do you serve at a wine and cheese sampling party?
Wine, of course! Pick at least four different varieties of wine. Two white and two red. This will give your guests a chance to really taste and explore the different flavors.
As for the cheese plates, here are some ideas:
- Crackers (at least 3 varieties. Offer gluten free options as well because you never know)
- Fruit (grapes, pear slices, apple slices, plum slices, fig slices)
- Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots)
- Nuts (pecans, almonds, pistachios)
- Protein (summer sausage, salami)
- Cheese (blue, goat, brie, parmesan, gouda, Swiss) Be sure to mix hard and soft cheeses
Here’s how you make the cheese labels.
Step 1: With your scissors, cut your paper straw in half.
Step 2: Peel off one of the circle labels and stick it to one of the straws. Then, take a second straw and stick it against the first label, sandwiching the straw inside.
Step 3: Peel off the original wine label, wash it off, then stick the printable label in its place.
Step 4: Design your cheese plate, then stick your straw labels into your cheese.