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Summer with a French Touch | Wine and Cheese Board

French wines and cheeses go together like Chip and Joanna, fireworks and the 4th of July, and like sprinkles and ice cream.

French wines and cheeses go together like Chip and Joanna, fireworks and the 4th of July, and sprinkles and ice cream! Click To Tweet

Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE wine and cheese. And more than that, I love a good wine and cheese spread! With the heat of the summer upon us, it’s not entirely practical to enjoy cheese by the pool or outside at all for that matter. In South Louisiana, I personally melt every time I walk outside! One hundred degree heat with 100% humidity is miserable! But to beat the heat, the next best option is to take the party indoors!

For me, that means the pool house (in fact after this shot, I called everyone in from the pool to snack). It’s perfect for entertaining and is steps away from the pool–great job mom and dad!

Summertime Wine and Cheese Board

The key to a good charcuterie board is VARIETY! Crackers, meats, fruits, nuts, and cheeses! Watermelon and cantaloupe made for a perfect addition to this summer board and even pairs well with a French touch of salt. Does anyone else eat salt with their watermelon/cantaloupe? Come on, I know y’all are out there!

Usually when serving red wine, I’ll pour it into my decanter (similar ones here and here). It lets the wine breathe (which I learned can completely alter the taste of the wine) and it makes for a pretty presentation! Also, confession, I sometimes like my red wine chilled!

Red Wine Pour

The key to a fantastic charcuterie board is VARIETY! Add all the things and you won't be disappointed. Click To Tweet

Poolhouse Sips + Eats

 

Summer Wine and Cheese

Let’s talk about one of my favorite things about this spread: the cheese! The St. André triple cream cheese definitely earned it’s nickname as “the heavenly cheese.” Pair it with a fig spread and you’ve got a serious winner. I could literally eat that and sip on Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuissé 2015 wine all day long! There’s also the Saint Agur Blue Cheese which is amazing! I love blue cheese in general, but this brand is great to eat on it’s own (also good for salads).

Cheese Plate Made with Love

 

Poolhouse Party

I’m now declaring this summer a summer of French wines and cheeses–because who doesn’t love a good wine and cheese party (near the pool)?

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Yum! I love your spread. Even picky me might be willing to try some of these, but I’m mainly eyeing up that watermelon?

  • Nichole @ Penny Problem Solved

    I feel your pain when it comes to the head. And I love the board here where you have the cheese on. I LOVE cheese too. Pretty table runner as well.

  • I’m a big fan of charcuterie boards as well (fun fact…I just learned how to pronounce that not too long ago). Definitely a perfect after-pool snack!

  • French cheese and wine are great any time of the year! I love how you added some summer touches like watermelon to make the whole thing seasonal.

  • Ruthie Ridley

    I love wine and cheese! This is the perfect spread!

  • We had a charcuterie board at our wedding! I didn’t even know what one was before that haha. Your pairings look awesome! Wine, cheese, and fruit are some of my favorite things!

  • Brittany Williams

    Omg this looks amazing! I love wine and cheese but I have never made a board before. It’s our anniversary this weekend so maybe I’ll throw this together! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kori Evans

    Your blog is adorable! Totally pinning this so I can make it this weekend for a little get together I am having!!

  • Oh yes! Cheese boards are one of my party staples! We had one for our wedding and have continued to use them for parties. Love the fruit pairing 🙂

  • Yum! I’m all about the cheese boards and white wine right now.

  • Love this! Understandable that you have to take the cheese party inside! I hate sweaty cheese.

  • Andrea

    These is just completely mouthwatering!!!! I’m a huge fan of French cuisine and this is just perfect! I’m having a cheese party just for me!!! 🙂

  • Chanel van Reenen

    Cheese & Meat boards are my favorite at parties! I could literally eat an entire one to myself, haha! I love your presentation too!

  • This spread looks so yummy! I’m a huge cheese and wine lover.

  • Yes, please. I’ll have the little chunk of cream cheese with fig sauce. Looks so yummy. 🙂

  • Bailey

    This looks so delicious. I love the refreshing watermelon too.

  • I love a good charcuterie board!! I could eat the whole thing!

  • Looks gorgeous. I love picnics.. Hard to do with this weather in the South.. it rains every day. 🙁

  • Liz

    Oh you know I love cheese and wine! This is such a great post! I’ll have to try these love ya!

  • This looks delicious! Might have to do something like this next weekend!

  • Celeste Wright

    This is so beautiful! Makes me want to have a picnic.

  • I love me a good cheese board. There is a cheese store down the street from me, and I am in love! I need reasons to throw a party so I can go back….

  • Cheese and wine? I’m in! I’m also a fan of grapes with cheese… I’m seriously craving all of this right now! And how cool is it that you have a pool house?!? That’s just awesome. Hope you all enjoyed… sounds like you did!

  • Ashlen Torres (luvashh)

    This entire setup is amazing and makes me want to have a wine party with various tasty cheeses. Thanks for sharing!