Cheese-Pairing

Perfect Pairing for a Cheese Tasting

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Today I am going to share with you something you may not know about me and that is that I love cheese!  Over the weekend, at my families Easter Party, I put together a little cheese tasting table! It was seriously the most fun thing we’ve done in a long time! Everyone loved it!  And, now that Sargento has their Speciality Cheese Tasting’s blocks it is something you can do on a budget too!
 
Sargento Tastings come in eight specialty snack block cheese varieties that are perfect for an everyday snack, late night craving or even something on the bigger scale like a party table!
 
Sargento Tastings only retail at $2.69 each, so I decided to use all 8 speciality cheeses! The cheeses range in size from 3.25 to 3.95 ounce – so if you are having a large gathering one of each block is the perfect amount! We had about 8 adults and 5 kids that ate from the table (the rest were 5 and under) and we all were able to have a few of each kind of cheese!
 
Here’s what I did with each cheese:

Aged Wisconsin Cheddar – Sharp, Nutty Flavor

 
I made a sample tray by combining Granny Smith Apples and the Cheese with a Toothpick. You could also pair these with some almonds!
 
 

Aged Vermont White Cheddar – Unique, Mature tasting Cheddar

 
Pairs well with a variety of nuts, so I did a simple candy glaze on some pecans and put a few pieces of it and the cheese in 2oz sample tasting cups!
 
 

Bruschetta Jack – Monterey Jack infused with tomato, basil & garlic

 
This cheese has so much flavor by itself, so I just simply placed it on top of a Crostini
 
 

Fiesta Pepper Jack – Sweet Chili, Jalapeño, Serrano and Habanero

 
For this cheese I made a Fiesta Pepper Jack Kabob with Pineapple, Green Grapes and Red Grapes!
 
 

Medium Asiago – Deep, Sharp and Butter Flavors

For this cheese I used the sample cups again and put some spicy nuts in the bottom and used a toothpick to put a small piece of green pepper, red pepper and the cheese together.
 
 

Creamy Havarti – Made w/ extra cream to make it extra smooth

 
For this cheese I used a toothpick to hold together a piece of rye bread, some cheese and a couple grilled (or roasted) red peppers together! 
 
 

Parmentino™ – Parmesan blended with English Cheddar gives it a Rich Flavor with some Tangy Notes

 
For this cheese I used the sample cups again (they may be a new party favorite of mine) and put a few walnuts in the bottom and used a toothpick to combine the cheese and a pitted date together. If you aren’t a date lover, you could use a couple raisins instead. 
 
 

New Zealander™ – Combines the Creamy Flavor of Gouda with the sharpness of Cheddar. Provides a sweet and nutty flavor.

 
For this cheese I used some baked Pita Bread (you could also used pita chips) and I spread some marmalade on it and then topped it off with the cheese!
 
 
 
I was really happy with how fun it turned out and all my family enjoyed trying all the different cheeses!  I literally couldn’t even get the table arranged cute, because my family attacked the cheeses right when they walked in and I was running a bit late on my preparation! 
 
I will for sure be doing another Cheese Tasting table in the near future! You can also check out Sargento on Pinterest and Sargento on Facebook for more awesome ideas!

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Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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