Easy Spring Entertaining with Harry & David

From Mother's Day to graduations and birthdays, spring is a time for celebration!

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Clare Langan
Editorial Director @thefeedfeed / SF Bay Area / IG @clarelangan
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Easy Spring Entertaining

with Harry and David

 
From Mother's Day to graduations and birthdays, spring is a time for celebration! This year, we're excited to dust off our cheese boards and safely host family and friends once again. We partnered with Harry & David, Rosana Machiela of @yogaofcooking and Bev Weidner of @bevcooks to put together our best tips and tricks for spring entertaining!
 
 
 
Tip #1
Get Inspired
Let your ingredients inspire you. When Rosana serves a cheese board or appetizers, she loves offering her guests suggestions for what goes together. She takes inspiration from pinchos (or pintxos), the bite-size Spanish snacks typically eaten in bars. Commonly served on a piece of bread with a cocktail skewer, they can be enjoyed in one or two bites. Wrap slices of ripe pear in Iberico ham with fig preserves or fresh blackberries.
 
Tip #2
Simple Is Best

Go for crowd-pleasers like Gouda, sharp cheddar and salami. Set out different types of preserves and chutneys for mixing-and-matching. Offer lots of crackers, sliced bread, nuts and olives for guests to nibble. Bev likes to stick to a simple formula when entertaining: start with a cheese, add charcuterie, something piquant like olives and always include a little something sweet, like chocolate!

 
Tip #3
Experiment with Garnishes

Herbs add a pop of color and freshness to both cheese boards and crostini appetizers. Serving rosemary asiago? Tuck sprigs of fresh rosemary on your cheese board to play up the flavor profile. Think outside the box! Bev garnishes her apple and gouda crostini with fresh basil from her garden. She pairs cheddar, pears and Jalapeño Pepper Jelly with sprigs of fresh mint for balance.

 
 
Harry and David Spring Entertaining Checklist 
 

Fruit
Harry & David Pears
Harry & David Apples


Cheeses and Charcuterie
Red Wine Pairing Collection
Ultimate Charcuterie and Cheese Collection


Spreads, Preserves and Chutneys
Harry & David Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke Spread
Harry & David Jalapeño Pepper Jelly
Harry & David Sweet Clover Honey
Harry & David Mango Chutney
Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear Butter
Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear Cranberry Chutney



 

Crackers and Nibbles
Harry & David Olive Oil and Sea Salt Hors D'oeuvre Crackers
Harry & David Three Seed Hors d'Oeuvre Crackers

Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Gris

 

 
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