~Wine & Cheese~



Stop by Designs by Gollum, each Friday, for delicious dishes from around the blogosphere.


Before J left for the monthly Knights of Columbus meeting, this evening, where his favorite meal of meat and potatoes is almost always served, we had wine and cheese, on the back porch.

We bought the Coppola Chardonnay on a recent visit to Trader Joe’s. As mythical as it sounds, Trader Joe’s indeed exists.

We thought the wine was very good and complemented our meal, very well.

The wine glasses are from a favorite Missouri winery, Les Bourgeois, located at Rocheport. Clicking the name will take you to the winery site.

I prepared a plate of cheese, summer sausage and fruit. French bread slices, drizzled in olive oil, and toasted in the oven, were also part of this light meal.

To accompany the cheese and fruit platter, I made a Caprese Salad.

  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 10 ounces mozzarella cheese, thickly sliced
  • 8 leaves fresh basil, torn into strips


Cut tomatoes in half, then slice. Layer slices of cheese with tomatoes; drizzle olive oil and vinegar over all and top with strips of basil. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes







Blue and white plaid tablecloth and napkins are vintage.