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CHEESE & WINE

Cheese & Wine Decor
Chalk Board Platters
Black Slate Platters
Parchment Flags
Ice Buckets
Wooden Boards
Cheese Knives
Wine Corks in Glass Cylinders with Candles
Wine Caraffes & Decanters
Wine Racks
Side Plates
Paper Napkins

Cheese & Wine Food & Drinks
Selection of Local & Imported Cheese
Brie, Camembert, Gorgonzola, Blue, Gouda, Matured Cheddar, Parmesano Reggiano, Mozarella, Provolone, Feta, Chevin, Crottin & more...
Selection of Local & Imported Charcuterie
Prosciutto, Salami, Parma Ham, Black Forest Ham, Bresaola, Pancetta & more...
Blue Cheese & Fig Phyllo Baskets
Marinated Olives
Brie with Fresh Fruit & Caramelized Sugar
Walnut Crusted Goat's Milk Cheese with Thyme Honey
Toasted Garlic & Herb Panini
Melba Toast
Selection of Biscuits
Bread Sticks
Selection of Spreads
Chicken Liver Pate, Snoek Pate, Guacamole, Cream Cheese & Olive Tapenade
Preserves
Roasted & Salted Mixed Nuts
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Dried Fruit
Selection of Wine
Chenin Blanc, Methode Cap Classique, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Bordeaux Blend, Dessert Wine, Port & more...
Mineral Water
Cream Cheese Balls
with Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme, Toasted Sesame, Poppy & Garlic & Black Pepper & Paprika

CHEESE & WINE
25 MARCH 2017

I LOVED putting together this cheese & charcuterie grazing table for a special bohemian themed birthday party.

To decorate the table we used brightly coloured tablecloths, organza overlays and Egyptian scarves, parchment flags and food labels, wooden boards, chalk boards and black slate platters, wine corks in coloured buckets, cheese and pate knives, decorative spoons, a vintage clay wine bottle, wine caraffes and decanters, wooden wine crates and boxes, side plates, colourful paper napkins, a galvanized steel ice bucket and tea light candles in decorative candle holders.

Where do I start?

The main act was the delicious selection of local and imported cheese and charcuterie supported by the all the other beautifully styled eats including blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels, marinated olives, brie with fresh seasonal fruit and caramelized sugar, Walnut crusted goat's milk cream cheese with thyme honey, rosemary & garlic crostini, toasted garlic & herb panini, melba toast, a selection of biscuits, bread sticks, a selection of spreads including chicken liver pate, snoek pate, guacamole, cream cheese and olive tapenade, preserves, roasted & salted mixed nuts, fresh seasonal fruit, dried fruit and delicious goat's milk cream cheese bites with parsley, rosemary & thyme, toasted sesame, poppy seeds & garlic and black pepper & paprika.

CHEESE & WINE
6 NOVEMBER 2016

This makes me happy! This is what life is about! Cheese and everything that goes with it!

We put together this black, white & silver cheese & wine table for a special 70th birthday celebration.

We decorated the table with a black & white striped tablecloth, black slate platters, chalk boards, silver mirrors, wooden boards, cheese & pate knives, flag picks, food labels, a wooden wine rack, a vintage stoneware wine bottle, carafes filled with wine corks, a glass decanter, a silver ice bucket, side plates and white cocktail paper napkins.

Apart from the huge selection of local and imported cheese and charcuterie we also served blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels, marinated olives, rosemary & garlic crostini, toasted garlic & herb panini, melba toast, a selection of biscuits, bread sticks, a French loaf with a selection of spreads, preserves, mixed roasted & salted nuts, fresh seasonal fruit and dried fruit.

My three favourite elements were the whole Fairview Vintner's Brie with berries and caramelized sugar, the walnut crusted goat's milk cream cheese with thyme honey and the goat's milk cream cheese balls with poppy & sesame seeds.

CHEESE & WINE
1 MAY 2016

When my sister, Heidi, was pregnant with her third baby all she craved was blue cheese and red wine, and of course, she wasn't allowed.  So when baby Aldrich was born on 11 April 2016 she couldn't wait to invite all our girlfriends over for a cheese & wine, Boksomdaais style! :)

We decorated the table with a light brown & white chevron tablecloth, a light brown suede overlay, a wooden wine rack, corks in wine caraffes, a Nederburg wine box, Nederburg wine stoppers, wooden boards, cheese & pate knives, food flags & labels, a white wine ice bowl, a glass wine decanter and side plates.

She specifically requested a whole Brie with Autumn fruit & caramelized sugar, it was a huge hit!

The selection of delicious cheese included Fairview Cream Cheese with Black Pepper, Fairview Brie, Indezi River Calabash (goat's milk cheddar), Simonsberg Creamy Blue (all produced locally), Havarti from Denmark and Cremezola from Germany.

Once again we included delicious charcuterie from Italy and my sister's favourite, Die Gute Mettwurst, from Germany. :)

We served a selection of biscuits, rosemary & garlic crostini and garlic & herb toasted panini to compliment the cheese & charcuterie.

Additional eats included marinated olives, blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels, fresh figs, raspberries & grapes, dried fruit, roasted & salted mixed nuts, chicken liver pate, cream cheese, tomato chilli jam and olive tapenade.

What a lovely afternoon with our besties!

CHEESE & WINE
27 FEBRUARY 2016

We prepared this cheese & wine table for the adults at Heinrich's Pirate Party.

We decorated the table to coordinate with the children's eats & treats table using black velvet tablecloths, a red & white striped paper table runner, hessian overlays, a fish net, wooden, bamboo & chalk boards, a Nederburg wine box, a wine rack, wine caraffes filled with corks, flag picks, food labels, side plates & paper serviettes, pate & cheese knives and a galvanized steel ice bucket.

The selection of cheese included Bocconcini, Provolone, Simonsberg Creamy Blue, Kasselshoop Cheddar with Nettle, Simonsberg Camembert, Fairview Chevin with Garlic & Herbs, Fairview White Rock with Dried Cranberries, Fairview Chevin, La Petite France Brie, Babybel, Castello Danablu, Kerrygold Marture Cheddar, Boerenkaas and Jong Belee Gouda from Italy, South Africa, France, Denmark, Ireland and Holland respectively.

My favourite was the whole camembert with fresh figs & berries drizzled with caramelized sugar...  Yumm!

The charcuterie included Proscioutto, Fein Coppa, Bresoula, Black Forest Ham, Brotform Pfeffers and Cervelat Salami from Italy, Germany and South Africa respectively.

Additional delicious snacks included chicken liver pate, cream cheese, guacamole & olive tapenade with garlic & herb toasted panini, marinated olives, fresh figs, a selection of biscuits, melba toast, bread sticks in a tin wrapped with rope, roasted & salted mixed nuts, blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels, dried fruit, preserves such as tomato chilli jam and marula & chilli jelly and rosemary & garlic crostini.

CHEESE & WINE
10 JANUARY 2016

My dear grandfather turned 89 and we wanted to celebrate his birthday with him in a very casual and informal yet stylish way so we decided on a cheese & wine, my favourite!

We just loved putting everything together for him, he was so happy. :)

We decorated the table with an Afrikaans nostalgia tablecloth, wooden boards, parchment flags & food labels, beautiful flowers which my grandmother got, pate & cheese knives, a beautiful wine decanter & silver bowl filled with wine corks, candles, flag picks, food labels, side plates, wooden spoons, wooden wine racks & boxes, a crystal ice bucket (if you can call crystal a "bucket") & crystal wine glasses.

We served a delicious assortment of local & imported cheese which included Provolone, Bocconcini, Simonsberg Creamy Blue, Kasselshoop Cheddar with nettle, Simonsberg Brie, Ford Farm Farmers Five Layered Hard & Semi Hard Cheeses, Fairview Chevin with Garlic & Herbs, Fairview White Rock with Dried Cranberries and Ile de France Camembert.

The charcuterie selection consisted of Villani di Parma Ham, Pancetta Coppa, Fein Coppa & Fein Salami, all from Italy.

Other snacks included roasted & salted mixed nuts, dried fruit, fresh strawberries, grapes & gooseberries, a selection of biscuits, rosemary & garlic crostini, melba toast, breadsticks, toasted panini with garlic & herbs, marinated olives, olive tapenade, guacamole, cream cheese, chicken liver pate and blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels as well as some unusual and delicious preserves.

It was such a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

CHEESE & WINE
28 MARCH 2015

Those who know me will tell you that I LOVE (that's putting it mildly) cheese & wine & charcuterie, I always look for the best, most delicious & most interesting selection of cheese & charcuterie and then I just about invite myself to the party!

We included a delicious variety of local & imported cheese which included Havarti, Fontina, Gouda with Black Pepper, La Petite France Brie, Fairview White Rock with Dried Cranberries, Fairview Chevin with Black Pepper, goats milk Cheddar, smoked Gouda and Simonsberg Creamy Blue.

Italy took care of the charcuterie: Prosciutto, Salami en Stagionata.  Yummy!

Other snacks included an assortment of biscuits, roasted & salted mixed nuts, fresh strawberries, blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels, bread sticks, marinated olives, rosemary & salt puffs, chicken liver pate, toasted panini with garlic & herbs, whole green fig preserve, guacamole, a French loaf and cream cheese.

We served everything on slate tiles, mirrors, chalkboard platters and wooden boards. Further decor included a Nederburg wooden box, a wooden wine rack, a glass wine decanter filled with corks, a glass dome, parchment flags and cheese & pate knives.

CHEESE & WINE
9 AUGUST 2014

Cheese, charcuterie, wine and everything that goes with it could very well become my staple diet, I love everything about it and that is why I enjoy putting together a cheese & wine table every single time.

The beautiful home where the event was hosted had an underground cellar with wine racks, heavy wooden tables and wine barrels, we barely needed additional decor.

We started off with a delicious selection of local & imported cheese which included the following: Bocconcini (Italy), matured white Cheddar (England), Simonsberg Camembert, Indezi River goat's milk Gouda, Indezi River smoked Gouda, Edam (Holland), Fairview Blue Rock, Gouda with cumin (Holland), Emmentaler (Denmark), Gorgonzola (Italy), Fairview Chevin with honey, Brie (Denmark), Havarti (Denmark), Fairview Chevin with paprika & black pepper & Simonsberg Creamy Blue.

We also served a delicious seelction of charcuterie which include Coppa, Prosciuotto, Pelate Sotto and Salami Napoli from Italy as well as Brotform Pfeffers from Germany. Yummy!

Together with the cheese & charcuterie we served a selection of biscuits, toasted slices of baguette, melba toast, rosemary & salt puffs, toasted panini with garlic & herbs and bread sticks.

Additional snacks included homemade chicken liver pate (thank you to my husband, Ian!), guacamole, olive tapenade, cream cheese with whole grain mustard, tomato chilli jam, fresh strawberries & grapes, green fig preserve, blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels, roasted & salted mixed nuts and marinated olives.

For a little added decor we used wooden & bamboo boards, a wooden wine rack, a Nederburg wine box, a wine decanter, giant wine glasses filled with corks, a ceramic Blue Stilton pot, cheese & pate knives, flag picks and food labels.

CHEESE & WINE
3 AUGUST 2013

Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed putting this event together, I almost invited myself!

The selection of cheese included smoked Mozarella, Fairview Brie, Indezi River Cheddar with Black Pepper, Simonsberg Creamy Blue, matured white Cheddar, Simonsberg Camembert, Cheddar, Grana Padano Parmesan, Fairview White Rock with Dried Cranberries, Dutch Lyden with coriander seeds, Emmenthal, Fairview White Rock, Bocconcini, Kasselshoop Gouda with Pomegranate, Lancewood Cream Cheese, Fairview Chevin, Simonsberg Camembert with Green Peppercorns, Fairview Chevin with Black Pepper & Partika, Fairview Feta, Simonsberg Brie, Fairview Cream Cheese with Black Pepper, Simonsberg Cambrieni (yummm!), Maasdam, Kasselshoop Gouda with Chilli, matured white Gouda and Danish Rosen Blue.

The delicious cheeses were served with a selection of biscuits, bread sticks, melba toast, salt & rosemary puffs and delicious toasted Panini with garlic & herb butter.  And our blue cheese & fig phyllo parcels are always a favourite.

Grown men need more that just cheese to satisfy them so we also offered a selection of local & imported charcuterie which included Bresoula, Salami, Proscuito and Pastrami as well as chicken liver pate, guacamole, olive tapenade and cream cheese which were delicious with the toasted Panini.

We also served green fig preserve, sweet chilli sauce and tomato chilli jam to compliment the cheese as well as fresh grapes & stsrawberries, marinated olives and roasted & salted mixed nuts, another one of my favourites.

We decorated the table with glass candle holders with candles and wine corks, a wooden wine rack, a Nederburg wine box, a glass wine decanter, Moet et Chandon champagne bottles, parchment flags, side plates and chalk boards.