It’s no secret that I love to entertain. Whether it be a large or intimate party, I just love having people over to my home for drinks, good food and lovely company. So when Castello Cheese asked me to taste test their new line of cheese I thought what better way to try it out than with my girls for a movie night. Follow these easy tips for your next girls night in.
I’m all about easy to execute parties, and one of the ways I do that is by creating dishes that are simple to make. No dish is more simple than a meat and cheese tray. While they’re easy to execute, they come out looking super fancy when you arrange them right.
I got two blue cheeses from Castello and before you judge me for offering two blues, it’s important to note that Castello Blue Cheese actually come in a variety of flavors and strengths. The tasting notes range from tangy and sharp to sweet and floral. Honestly it was truly like a burst of flavors in your mouth!
The guest list was small so I didn’t want to overwhelm the ladies with an abundance of food, plus watching a movie after eating a heavy meal usually makes you sleepy so I kept my menu simple. Here’s my list..
- Castello Cheese (Danish Blue & Bleu Nobel)
- Pickled Veggies
- Garlic Mushrooms
- Spicy Peppers
I knew the cheese had many flavor notes so I wanted to really play with the flavors on my tray, hence the pickled and spicy selections. I’m happy to say all of the flavors complimented one another quite well.
I set up two separate dishes as the additions of the pickled veggies and mushrooms had a bit of juice in them and I didn’t want the tastes to meld together on the tray. I also wanted to ladies to be able to differentiate between the flavors of each of the items without them running together.
To balance out the spice of the cheese and other snacks, I added a candy bar for the ladies to enjoy while watching the movie. I also got some cute little favor bags so that they could take some to go.
I am super obsessed with Moscow Mules at the moment! The cute brass cups, the fizziness of the ginger beer mixed with my favorite vodka and this hostess is in HEAVEN! The bar just looked so cute with the drinks as an addition.
I had so much fun planning this! The whole set-up literally took less than an hour tops! I encourage you to have a movie night of your own using these easy to execute idea’s .