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