Champagne and charcuterie are two of my favorite things in life.
They pair so well together and I feel so fancy consuming both. So, when the opportunity came to partner with Sendik’s for my annual ladies wine party at my home, I knew this theme would be a blast. Deer Widows Weekend is the opening weekend of hunting here in Wisconsin and to me, it’s the perfect opportunity to have a get together with my girlfriends.
My husband and I have been renovating our 1911
I went into the Mequon Sendik’s location the day of my party and was able to work with a cheese specialist to craft my vision. I wasn’t judged for my lack of cheese knowledge. The cheese department at Sendik’s is the holy dairy grail! There are SO many choices and varieties to choose from. I was recommended a few favorites and I appreciated the honesty throughout the visit. Something else I really loved, a large inventory of the cheese is from Wisconsin.
In addition to the cheese, Sendik’s offers a variety of charcuterie meats, crackers, nuts, dried fruit, and more. I personally am obsessed with the olive bar! It’s a great way to try a variety of olives without having to purchase a large jar.
A few cheeses to try:
Rush Creek Reserve: This cheese is only available during this time of year and the loyal cheese enthusiasts anticipate its arrival. This cheese is delicious, fresh, soft, and worth the $29.99 per wheel price tag.
Hoard’s Dairy BelAire: This mild and creamy cheese was easy to eat and paired well with the champagne. Sendik’s did a demo and customers loved it so much they sold out and created a demand at another location for it!
Henning’s Cranberry Cheddar: Anything cranberry gets me in the mood for the holidays! This yummy cheese has a perfect mix of sharpness and sweet. The cheese is only available in November and December so hurry in to pick up a chunk!
How to Make the Perfect Charcuterie Board
It’s easy. Take it slow, space out the contents, and experiment with the arrangement of color and texture. Charcuterie boards are fun because there is no right or wrong way to do it! The most important thing about the board is the ingredients, so if you’re looking for delicious cheeses, meats, and more, visit your closest Sendik’s Food location!