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
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.