Easy Wine and Cheese for Relaxed Entertaining
Sometimes in life, you just need to hit the “easy” button and lean towards relaxed entertaining. There is nothing complicated about an evening of wine, cheese and charcuterie. And, this seemed like the perfect moment. It was the eve of a minor surgical procedure that was to keep me off my feet for four to six weeks. What was I to do? Naturally, I invited friends over for a meal-worthy charcuterie board to chill, try out some wine … and to keep my mind off the knife. What would you have done?
Here is a recipe for chilling with friends. We created a charcuterie board with a variety of cheeses, a selection of cured meats, nuts and more. The wine of the evening was a 2017 Patricia Ortelli Blanc from Château la Calisse. It was highly recommended to me as the perfect wine to accompany a charcuterie board, although I honestly didn’t expect it (a white wine) to hold up to some of the more intense items on the board.
Château la Calisse
Telephone : +33(0)4 94 77 24 71
Cuvée: Patricia Ortelli – White (2017)
Appellation: Coteaux Varois en Provence
Grape Varieties: 70% Rolle and 30% Grenache blanc
Average Retail Price: U.S. $35.00