I’d like to talk about a little something called a cheese plate. Or in this case cheese plates.
This is in my opinion, the best way to spend a small chunk of money on a date night. So of course, this was how I chose to celebrate my marathon with my husband.
The bare essentials of a good wine and cheese course: wine, cheese and bread. But I suggest adding a few other additions to taste different flavors in your wine. Here’s my suggestion for the course.
Start with wine. Pick one that you know you’ll enjoy, with a lot of flavor. I prefer dry wines, and would suggest staying away from sweet unless you’re planning on a dessert course.
Next, find a place that sells good quality cheese. There’s a place near Amish country that I like to go for cheese. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are great options, too.
Pick a variety of cheeses that will pair well with your wine. This time around I bought a sage flavored cheese, smoked gouda and Irish cheddar. Yum!
Next, pick a few of the following:
- Dark chocolate
- Dried cherries or raisins
- Flavored honey
- Apple slices
- Fresh salad greens
- Baguette slices
- Cured meats
- Smoked salmon
- The sky’s the limit, really
Next, arrange everything real pretty. Presentation is key.
Get out some wine glasses. And some small plates. And have yourself a good time.