Thinking about having a wine and cheese tasting for your bridal party or for another wedding-related celebration?
The good news is, you don’t have to be an expert to throw a wine and cheese soirée of your own!
Since Covid, mini boards and individual or small group servings have been popular and trendy options. At Auburn Road Vineyards in southern New Jersey, they went from having traditional boards to serving ‘Buddha Baskets’, and it was such a hit, that it has remained on the menu.
In the basket, you can find a perfect assortment; two amazing kinds of cheese, dried fruit, nuts, charcuterie, rosemary crackers, olives, jelly, and honey. Everything is beautifully wrapped up and waiting to be enjoyed. After assembling your desired assortment on your plate, it’s time to relax and start sipping and snacking.
Giving guests a similar experience is not only memorable but also makes the event more relaxed and casual, so people can just let loose and enjoy. After all, most people just want to relax and have fun!
How to curiate your own casual experience
How you execute or present any of the ideas below is completely up to you! The most important thing is to have fun with it and make it ‘you’.
- To create a simple selection for guests that still has enough variety, serve red and white wine with two of your favorite cheeses and a couple of other accompaniments. To serve, wrap everything up and assemble in a decorated basket. Your guests will appreciate having a serving of their own and it’ll feel like they are receiving a gift.
- If you want more of a variety or want to make the event feel a bit more on the fancy side, choose three to four wines and create tastings for you and your guests. Pair the wines with mini wrapped cheese boards, offering three different kinds of cheese with crackers, nuts, fruit, or charcuterie.
- If you’re serving wine and cheese at your wedding, you can have two separate selections for guests to choose from, one showcasing your favorites and the other your partner’s. It adds a personal touch that everyone is sure to enjoy on your big day.
If you are in the Southern New Jersey area, definitely do yourself a big favor and visit Auburn Road Vineyards. The owners, Scott and Julianne, and the staff are amazing and the atmosphere they’ve created is absolutely lovely. Not to mention, the wine is absolutely delicious. If you’re living in the area and are thinking about having a wine and cheese bachelorette night or just want to treat yourself or guests to good wine, you can find select Auburn Road wines in certain local NJ liquor stores.
If you’re not in the southern NJ area, make sure to support your favorite local wineries!
Happy sipping and snacking! :)
To learn more about Auburn Road Vineyards, their wine selection, or to make a reservation, click here!
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