GET READY FOR THE PERFECT BACKYARD PARTY
It’s time for spontaneous summer backyard parties. Whether you happen to invite a few friends over, or decide to go a little larger – this sunny dose of backyard party ideas will ensure you’re always ready to host the BBQ bash of the summer.
Want a twist on the BBQ classics? Or need help on how best to dress your backyard or inspiration on which games get the party started right? From outdoor party decoration tips and delicious BBQ recipe ideas to DIY BBQ sauces and more. Explore our collection and get the party and the grill started!
5 SERVING TIPS
Keep your garden party casual and cool with these 5 serving tips!
1. COCKTAIL PITCHERS
Get people talking and mingling with delicious cocktail pitchers – whether it’s a homemade iced tea, a pretty Margarita or a Cranberry & St. Germain pitcher, the drink section becomes part of the décor!
2. ICED FRUIT
Ice cubes with blueberries, strawberries or raspberries and scoops of frozen melon will be an extravagant addition to any party! Iced fruit can be prepared the day before and takes very little effort.
3. CUTLERY & NAPKIN IN ONE
Help your guests tackle the buffet and wrap napkin and cutlery in one – and if you want to avoid doing the dishes, choose wooden or plastic cutlery!
4. DRESSINGS IN JARS
Make your own Burger dressings and serve in jars on the buffet. Your guests can actually see what they are eating and you avoid having a buffet of plastic bottles!
5. FRIES IN PAPER CUPS
Fries are a perfect match for your homemade grilled burgers – sprinkle with salt and fresh thyme and serve in paper cornets for a crafted look!
CUTLERY & NAPKIN IN ONE
Serve Beer & Cheese at your Backyard Party!
How to pair Beer & Cheese
A rich cheese can handle a stronger beer and a higher alcohol percentage. A full-bodied, matured cheese often goes well with heavier beer types, like pale lager, brown ales or even stouts. You might also give a heavy barley wine a try.
As a late night snack or maybe even an appetizer we suggest pairing a Brown Ale with Castello Tickler Extra Mature Cheddar, pickled apricots and salted pistachios.
Mild cheeses go well with mild beers. A beer should never stifle the cheese with alcohol, strong flavours or a lot of hops.
For our Castello Brie we picked a Belgian Beer - serve it as an appetizer with grilled white asparagus, lemon, parsley and proscuitto.
Sharp blue cheeses can handle a heavy black stout, which can otherwise easily smother other flavours. Heavy, fruity beers also go well with blue cheeses. Hoppy beers tend to take the edge off blue cheese and bring out their floral notes and acidity.
As a perfect fit for Castello Creamy Blue we chose English Barley Wine. Serve it with grilled pineapple and walnuts and you are in for a treat!
When you begin exploring the pairing of beer with cheese, a world of experiences awaits. And surprises as well. So experiment and find out what suits your personal tastes. Do you like the cheese and beer to taste similar? Or do you prefer divergent flavours that complement each other? Both can be quite delicious.