Wine, Cheese & More

Thinking about having friends over to enjoy the beautiful weather and a glass of wine on your porch or deck?  Check out these pairings.  We think they are Yummy!

Asiago~~ Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot~~ Grapes, Figs & Walnuts

Brie~~Sparkling Wines, Chardonnay~~Strawberries & Walnuts

Gouda~~Riesling, Zinfandel, Merlot~~Apples, Pears & Almonds

Gruyere~~Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah~~ Apples & Hazelnuts

Havarti~~Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir~~Pears, Grapes & Almonds

Mozzarella~~Chardonnay, Pinot Noir~~Olives & Tomatoes

How Much Do I Need?  If cheese is going to be the only thing served, plan on buying 3 pounds for every eight guests.  If cheese is going to be one of many items served, plan on 3 to 4 ounces per guest

 Other items to round out your cheese plate include:

A selection of crusty and hearty breads, including sliced baguettes, bread sticks and crackers in all different shapes and sizes. It’s a good idea to vary taste and texture among the breads, as well as the cheeses.

Jarred condiments and vegetables are quick and fuss-free. Try some sweet preserves or honey, tart chutneys, and spicy mustard. Or add some artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and caponata. If you have a bit more time, prepare caramelized onions, which complement most cheese plates.

Other sweet and salty items like prosciutto and salami, or candied nuts and pistachios along with assorted seasonal and dried fruits can add color, flavor and texture.

Ideas on Serving:

Remove  cheese from the refrigerator an hour before serving―cold mutes flavor.

Separate strong-smelling cheeses. If you are serving a pungent, stinky cheese, place it on a separate plate so it doesn’t overpower the more delicate ones. Four or five selections are enough.

Use a separate knife for each cheese, especially the soft varieties. Soft cheese spreads well with a butter knife; firm cheese might require a paring knife and aged cheese often requires a cheese plane.

To avoid guest gridlock Place the cheese platters and the other nibbles on several tables around the room.

Label each cheese so you won’t need to recite the names all evening. Also, jot down a few adjectives to describe flavor and texture.

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Charlotte NC BBQ Picnic Catering: Easy way to fun!

BBQ Picnic catering Charlotte NC Triple Crown CaterersAre you planning a big family reunion? Perhaps, you are thinking of hosting a football weekend or a picnic with friends. Nothing brings families and friends together in a very casual, fun and cozy atmosphere like a well prepared BBQ event.

However, we all know how BBQs can be tedious and exhausting to prepare. A perfect BBQ starts with making the perfect choice of steaks and burgers flavored in a marinade of spices. This is followed by the perfect grill temperature and grill time that will leave your BBQs with the perfect juicy texture. Making that perfect steak leaves you sweaty, exhausted and with barely enough energy to entertain your guests and enjoy the day.

Whether rare, medium rare or grilled to the hilt; whether beef, pork, chicken or even veggies, get your perfect steak and your tasty BBQ by booking your picnic and BBQ catering service with those who know the grill inside and out.

Enjoy a meal prepared with the exceptional sanitation standards. Not only do we choose your meat, we make sure that they remain fresh, handling them in the cleanest possible way. Leave your meal preparation worries and put your meals in the hands of the caterers with a wealth of experience in meal preparation and service. We will put together a tasty and scrumptious set of BBQ goodies fit for your casual picnic or family reunion.

Aside from getting that perfectly juicy BBQ, putting the professionals in charge of your BBQ picnic will give you the convenience and the ease of focusing not on meal preparations but in entertaining your guests. We all would not want to smell the way our food does or entertain your guests as you sweat. Avoid the inconvenience of getting burned or exhausted as you grill your meals. Make your BBQ event worry free with our professional BBQ catering from Triple Crown Caterers in Charlotte for your outdoor events.

Bring kids and adults together in a big family gathering and busy yourself, not with food preparations but with enjoyable memories and family ties. Have a smooth, fun filled and worry free reunion by letting us take care of your BBQ catering services.Share on Facebook

Rave Reviews

“Everyone remarked about the quality of the food. We were delighted with the entire event, from the food to the service, was excellent. Margie

You did an incredible job!!! Thank you for the help in the planning and cost break. I will definitely recommend you in the future. You are a blessing!! Kathy R.

“Everything was just as we planned – elegant, delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you for making our special day so special” Jill F.

“Thank you to everyone at TCC for a lovely meal, great bar staff, attention to detail before hand and during the reception…you are spectacular!” Wendy & David

You did an AMAZING job – all my guests said my food was the best they’d ever had at a wedding! :) I have to say it was mighty delicious! The BBQ and fried green tomatoes were my favorite.

Scott and I truly appreciate all of your hard work. So many of our guests told us how great the food was. One guest even said it was “spectacular”, and we both agreed. Thanks again to you and your staff for helping make our wedding day a fabulous one!

The food was BEAUTIFUL and more than beautiful, it was DELICIOUS!! We had so many compliments on the food, as well as the wait staff and bartenders. They were PERFECT!!!

Not only did you do an amazing job with assisting us in the planning, but I was floored with the quality of the food. The chicken was moist and flavorful, the fried green tomatoes were phenomenal, and the quesadillas were fantastic.

They truly cared about the timing and small details, helped with the cake and presentation, and made sure the house stayed cleaned up the entire night without being intrusive at all. In short they were a joy to work with.


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