Why was it fun? The party included an appearance by Top Chef finalist and executive chef Sarah Grueneberg, plus a culinary presentation from a professional food stylist and a fun cheese competition that pitted blogger vs. blogger
First, Sarah gave us tips on preparing a cheese plate for the next time we entertain at home:
- Use seasonal fruits and local fruits to pair with the cheeses. Thus, if it's blueberry season, put out some blueberries.
- Also, vary how you cut the different cheeses that you are putting on your plate for both presentation and texture. I thought that was interesting, because although I usually see this done at buffets, I never do it at home, but will have to try it next time.
My box revealed "Fourth of July BBQ." At first, I was like "oh great, I give up now." I then focused on the colors red, white and blue and along with the other bloggers, I dashed off to the food table to grab some items for my plate. I snagged some blueberries, strawberries and white cheddar cheese. Here is the end result:
And although I didn't win, I enjoyed the competition :)
|Tweeting my Cheese plate creation|