So it’s that time of year, time for for parties and get-togethers. But, as we all know, sometimes it's hard to make all the parties during the season. Sometimes it’s well past the holidays before you have a chance to connect with friends or family. That being said, what do you think about having a little wine and cheese mixer after the New Year, so you can invite the people you didn’t see over the holidays? That way, everyone is a little more relaxed and doesn’t feel the need to try and squeeze in another holiday party. So, that leads us to the box, what’s in it you ask?
The company called President Cheese has a a great idea which they call the President Brie Home Entertaining Kit. This is one great little gift to give or receive. I received my President Brie Home Entertaining Kit to sample for this review, and it was quite impressive. It arrived safely in its brown shipping box, but when I opened it was I surprised. It’s is in the large silver box (reminiscent of a Nordstrom box) with a satin ribbon bow on the outside. It was all set to go, if giving as a gift, or shipping directly to your gift recipient. This gift also includes tips to make any celebration a success.
If you are looking for help for a party or just want some entertaining how-to tips, the President Cheese website is really helpful. They even have flavor cards you can print out and display with each cheese, so your guest will know what to expect when they taste each cheese. You can also find suggestions on wine pairing, food pairing, and other cheese facts. They also offer recipes and How-to videos. The website really is a great help.
Entertaining Kit Contents:
Colin Cowie Colby Cheese Board and Tray with Accessories
Crate & Barrel Placecard Holders (Set of 8)
Crate & Barrel Place Cards
Bold Point Pen
Deluxe Lunch Cooler with ice pack to keep your cheese cold while traveling
3 Brie Logs
I have to say, this was a huge hit at our recent office gathering. I had to bring an item in for snacks prior to our luncheon and thought this would be the best choice, since alcohol was out of the question. I opened the package and sliced the logs into bite size pieces and placed on the board. I also had various types of crackers and fruit to add to the experience. If you don’t know much about Brie, it is a creamy and buttery cheese with an edible rind. It has a very subtle taste and the texture is creamy and smooth. It truly does go with almost anything.
So, this was supposed to be just a light snack until we headed out to our Christmas luncheon. I didn’t expect 13 people to go through 3 logs of cheese, the fruit, and crackers! Seriously, there wasn’t a crumb left. President Cheese, your kit was very entertaining for us; my boss also asked where he could get the kit for a party he was having on Christmas Eve. I directed him to the President Cheese website to find out where he could purchase all of the products they offer.
So, I did mention a giveaway, didn’t I? Well, the wonderful people of President Cheese thought that someone else should also have the chance to experience this lovely kit for themselves. Unfortunately, they are so overwhelmed with holiday orders right now; your prize pack will not ship until after the New Year. Remember the first paragraph of this post? Have that after holiday party with this wonderful kit. The contest will run from today, until January 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm pst. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the “You’ve Won” email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com, before I select another winner. Each comment must include your email address, if it is not in your profile. So, let’s get started.
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*** I was provided by President Cheese with one Home Entertaining Kit for review purposes only. No other form of compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.