Add a little flair to your next party with a cheese tasting station. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner you can snack well and party down with full, fresh and fun flavors of the season.

Parties and holidays are the perfect time pull out all the stops and create an area for your guests to experiment with their appetizers and create a conversation. Spring veggies, herbs and all the colors reemerging from their winter slumber really beckon this time of year and you can relish them all with a few simple tips and tricks to throw a great party.


A cheese tray is always standard at any gathering, but jazz it up with spring colors, textures, and flavors that are new to the season. Quality cheese, like Cracker Barrel can be the center to your appetizer station. With so many varieties of cheese available, you can set out a great spread and let your guests really find out which one suits their palette. For Cinco de Mayo, the jalapeno Cheddar is fantastic. Pairing it with spicy wheat crackers, a little cilantro and a dollop of salsas bring the fiesta to your tastebuds.

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If you’re feeling really fiesty, add in a sweet component to your cheese tasting. Strawberries are great with white cheddar and even topped with chocolate or balsamic glaze. One of the unique and totally mind blowing combos I tried at home was with Cracker Barrel‘s Cracked Pepper cheese and dried apricot with lime zest over the top. It was sweet, crunchy, chewy and so lively!

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The possitvilites are endless, and you can’t pass up a quality cheese, with full flavor. There is a reason Cracker Barrel is the standard in cheese-tainment. It’s just that good.

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*Fine Print* I am working with Cracker Barrel Cheese as a brand Influencer. I was compensated for this post and provided with cheese to do test out pairings with. All opinions are my own.