Cheese Pairing Fiesta
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.
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!
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.
*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.
I love love love cheese, and its sooo much better when you know what to eat and drink with it!!!
Gorgeous photos (as always)! Dusty and I went out for dinner at a tapas restaurant and our favorite part of the meal was the cheese, meat and bread platter we shared. The jalapeno cheddar cheese with the cracker, sour cream and salsa sounds awesome! Can it be June yet? I’m dying to see you! 🙂
Canada just doesnt get that good of cheese! I want some of this right now!
I wish I had a brick of Cracker Barrel to nibble on right now. Love your ideas!
Cheese may just be my ‘one food I cannot live without.’ I am powerless to resist it. Put me at a table full of cheese and playmates, and I am one very happy camper. Gorgeous photos, Megan!