Category: Entertaining, Products & Ingredients

Get-togethers and small parties are on the horizon with some ease in restrictions. Now, regardless of the size of the party putting together a tasteful, light menu is always fun. This can be quite easy when you display cheese as your main attraction. No other food delivers such big flavor in a small bite, especially when you ask the cheese experts at Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace to help you choose the right flavors to complement your summer party.

Flavor, variety and convenience are keys to successful parties. Displaying a cheese tray on your food table entices guests to take just a nibble and guarantees that you will hear “Just one more bite!”

Summer brings delicious accompaniments to your cheese selections, including fresh, in-season fruits or vegetables cut into small pieces, adding color and freshness to your display. And after all, you want your guests to be drawn to the food table and feel comfortable partaking of the delicious choices while still being able to move around freely and enjoy all of the other guests and festivities your event has to offer.

A great option is to create cheese picks for your guests. Using frill toothpicks or small wooden skewers allows your guests to easily grab a bite-sized portion and move around freely. Here are some options I recommend:

Caprese Salad Pick

Grape tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and fresh mozzarella balls. Arrange a tomato, a fresh basil leaf and a mozzarella ball on a toothpick/skewer. Drizzle with olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar.

Greek Salad Pick 

Place a cube of cucumber, a grape tomato, a Feta cheese cube and a pitted olive on a toothpick/skewer and drizzle with olive oil.

Potato Salad Bite

Place a cooked red potato cube, a hard-boiled egg slice, a cube of mascarpone cheese and a sweet pickle wedge on a toothpick/skewer and add a touch of Dijon mustard.

Watermelon Bite

Place a cube of watermelon and a cube of Feta cheese on a toothpick/skewer and add a small mint leaf for garnish.

Serve your wonderful cheese bites arranged on a plate of contrasting colors, flavors and styles.

Feel free and stop by any of our four locations and 09I’m looking forward to helping you pick the perfect cheese for your fabulous summer party.

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