Nothing signifies a party more than an offering of fine cheeses and merry-making drinks. Below are some suggestions for which cheeses and drinks to serve that take into account the high temperatures of summer and the numerous places to hold a soiree when the heat is on.
Triple-Creme Cheese, Sparkling Wine, & Dried Rhubarb
|Champagne & Brillat Savarin|
Wheat/White Beer & Fresh Mozzarella
Feta & Rosé
Mild Washed-Rind Cheese & Cider
Juni & Gin and Tonic
What’s more fitting for a sailboat than the classic G&T? I vary the classic by adding mint leaves and thin slices of cucumber and lime--absolutely refreshing. To play off the juniper in the gin, try Juni from Italy, a small rustic cow’s milk cheese from Italy, studded with pine-y juniper.
Diana Pittet, the cheesemonger