Need a good reason to spend time with friends and family? These budget friendly Wine and Cheese Party Ideas, tips and recipes will have you hosting a memorable and relaxing party.
Wine and Cheese Party Ideas on a Budget
When preparing for your party, consider cheese boards an art form that involves much more than throwing some cheeses and crackers on a plate and serving it to guests. Putting together your first cheese & charcuterie board shouldn’t feel daunting. Follow a few basic pairing guidelines when selecting your ingredients, and don’t hesitate to try something new! We have Wine and Cheese Party Ideas to match your budget and tips and recipes that you can prepare ahead, not only saving your dollars but saving your time!
The more you know!
What is in a charcuterie board? Harcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word for smoked, dry-cured or cooked meats. Charcuterie itself describes an array of preserved and prepared meat dishes, such as cured sausages, hams, bacon, and more. These aged meats add the perfect addition to a Wine and Cheese Party.
I could have shared almost our entire post of our Party and Hosting Tips in this round-up. Be sure to look at that post as many ideas overlap for hosting a Wine and Cheese Party.
Visit our Wine Tasting Party Games to learn more about what to do at a wine tasting party. We include printable wine tasting scorecards, tasting notes templates, and wine party games. Make sure to get to the bottom of the post – we have a very exciting FREE printable for you – cheese markers to label your cheese boards.
Wine Party Ideas
If hosting a blind wine-tasting party, follow these easy steps including what to purchase. Put each wine in a brown paper bag and a fix our numbered wine tags to identify each bottle. | Bottles Fine Wine
Keep your guests entertained with our Wine & Cheese party Games as well as these Wine Tasting Scorecards. Includes 11 cocktail party games for adults, wine tasting notes and wine tasting sheets for immediately download. Print as many as you need for every guest to have one.
Love a good meat and cheese appetizer? These Super Simple Charcuterie Board Snacks in a Jar are the perfect fancy mason jar snack. | Frugal Coupon Living
Worried about filling a crowd. Your number one filler is going to be bread. Our Roasted Asparagus Bruschetta is so delicious and easy to make! Perfect for your budget.
Stephanie fell in love with a box of crackers and had to learn to make them herself. Non one will believe you made these Homemade Fruit and Nut Crips yourself. Top with butter or cheese. | Girl Versus Dough
Either learn to paint with wine or print these free Wine Printables for your party. Gather your 8 x 10 frames and fill with art work for free wine and cheese party party decor. | One Project Closer
Remember, bread fills! Check out this delicious Roasted Grape Goat Cheese Crostini appetizer featuring balsamic roasted sweet grapes, creamy goat cheese and nutty pecans on a crunchy toasted bread. It’s ready in only 30 minutes! | Yay for Food.
Follow these steps for how to build a Wine and Cheese Board on a budget. | My Food Story
Make your own crackers. Simple homemade flatbread crackers. Topped with seeds and spices for flavor and texture. Perfect for cheese and dips. | Salted Mint
One of our favorite recipes is our Parmesan Crisps. Guess what – it’s one ingredient! Make a bunch ahead and bring them out the day of your Wine and Cheese event.
Your centerpiece purchases doesn’t have to cost much. Start collecting wine bottles to make pretty wine bottle vases in the center of your table. | Uncommon Designs Online
Get creative with your display! Use brown paper bags folded or rolled down to give the table the rustic feel. | Fantabulosity
Stick with a tried and true recipe. A Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is a classic. Use the recipe your mama used growing up! | Just a Little Bit of Bacon (There are many recipes out there, but this one was the closest to the original.)
Your taste buds will pop with these Antipasto Skewers. | The Sweetest Occasion
Pretzels turned to toothpicks? These stuff Pepper Jelly Mini Cheese Balls are the bomb (pun intended!) | Take Two Tapas
Honey and jelly are a must! This Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly is a simple sweet/hot wine jelly that turns cheese and crackers into a gourmet experience. Serve as the party and if you are inspired, send home as a wine and cheese party party favor. | The View from Great Island
We sorta swear by mac and cheese. By we, I mean myself and you (as a reader of my blog – wink!) I think, if you are a good friend, you will have these Mac and Cheese Cups at your next wine and cheese party. That’s all. | Damn Delicious
Thick, creamy cheesecake squares topped with a layer of tangy wine gelée. Irresistibly rich and perfect make-ahead dessert! | Sweet and Savory by Shinee
Have a separate table for dessert! Yes, there is such thing as a dessert cheese board. Add softer, creamier cheeses, chocolates, strawberries and fruits, as well as honey for a sweet bite. The secret to this board are Pirouline Rolled Wafers. | Source
Printable cheese board labels
Have you ever visited a home and found yourself pointing to food after food asking “what’s this?” Safe your self the trouble of answering which cheese is which with these adorable, Free Printable Cheese Markers. Print on card stock, cut, add to a toothpick with tape and you have instant cheese labels!
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