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Wine and Cheese Tasting Toolkit

a tray with glasses of rosé and cheeses overlooking the water
Chelsea Pridham

Around here, our happy hours are legendary, and the heart of it all? A 12.5′ kitchen island where friends huddle, swapping stories and laughs, the air buzzing with good vibes. And let me tell you, cheese is always a guest at these gatherings.

I’ve got a bit of a rep for my cheese boards – I love to get my cheese on with a good theme.  Sometimes, we go on a cheese tour de France without leaving the kitchen. Other times, a blue cheese bonanza will make you feel anything but. And I always enjoy using cheeses made with a milk other than cow. Sheep, Goat, are you listening?

Rustic boards, pretty marble slabs, and even a large platter can all serve as your base. I’ve been known to just lay the cheeses right on the countertop too!  I always use parchment paper leaves the cheese sits on and I always make little signs so my guests know exactly what they’re tasting.

Curious about creating your own epic cheese board? Here’s a toolkit I’ve put together so you can grab all you need to host a happy hour that’s bound to be the talk of the town.

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Artisan 30" Cheese Board - Acacia Wood
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23" Marble Cheese Board
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150 Pcs Parchment Paper Leaves
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Cheese Knives and Slate Markers Set
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Premium 6-Piece Cheese Knives Set
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Slate Cheese Markers
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Acrylic Cheese Markers
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Paper Cheese Markers
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MARTHA STEWART 20 OZ Stemmed 4 Pack Red Wine Glass Set
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Riedel Extreme Pinot Noir Wine Glasses, Set of 4
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Wine Decanter with Built-in Aerator
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Lenox Tuscany Classics Set, Champagne Flutes, Set of 6
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Wine Glass Charms, Set of 18
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Silicone Wine Glass Markers, Set of 24
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Wine Glass Writing Markers
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Basic Waiters Corkscrew with Foil Cutter
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Wing Corkscrew
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Commercial Corkscrew Set
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Electric Wine Opener
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Wine Bottle Chiller
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Wine Bottle Chiller
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Champagne Insulator
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