Entertaining Quantity Guide - Everyday Delicious Kitchen



Entertaining Quantity Guide

Wine & Cheese Serving Guide

There are few pairings so tasty and delicious as wine and cheese. If you're thinking of hosting a wine and cheese tasting, make sure there's enough for everyone to try a little of each!

Cheese to Start or Finish a Meal

  • Allow 90g of cheese per person if serving only one variety.
  • Allow 30g of cheese for a selection of 3 cheeses.

Wine and Cheese Tasting

A Cheese Board for 10: Guidelines

Provide a selection of at least 6 varieties of cheese, allowing 300g of each when serving 10 (30g each cheese per person)

  • Fresh: Cream Cheese, Feta, Ricotta, Bocconcini
  • White Mould: Brie or Camembert
  • Washed Rind: Raclette, Tilsit
  • Blue Vein: Blue Brie, Stilton, Gorgonzola
  • Eye Cheese: Edam, Gruyere, Swiss
  • Cheddar: Red Leicester, Colby, Club Cheese, Vintage Cheddar
  • Hard: Romano, Pepato, Parmesan, Pecorino 

Supplement the cheese board with grapes, pear or crisp apples, dried fruit, fruit pastes, nuts, crusty breads, lavash and a variety of crackers including Captains Table Water Crackers or Ritz.

Ensure that cheese is removed from the fridge at least 1 hour prior to serving.

Dinner Wine Guide 

Number of guests 750ml White Wine 750ml Red Wine
6 people 2 bottles 1 bottle
10 people 3 bottles 2 bottles
20 people 6 bottles 4 bottles

Cold Beverage Guide

Even the most seasoned bartenders use a guide to ensure they have enough refreshments to last throughout the evening. Use these handy guides and you'll end up with the right amount of beverages to go around.

  • When serving alcohol, count on about 2 glasses of wine, 3 beers or 2 mixed drinks per person.
  • Have lots of different non-alcoholic drinks chilled and within easy reach for designated drivers.
  • For non-alcoholic beverages, plan for 500 ml per person.
  • Figure on assigning one person as the "bartender" and one other helper for every 15 guests.
  • One 750 ml bottle of wine = five glasses of wine
  • One 750 ml of spirits = 25 x 30ml base for mixed drinks
  • One litre of soft drink = 7 x 325ml highball drinks (with ice and liquor)
  • 1 litre of ice fills seven highball glasses.