It's time to party! This how-to guide will turn any gathering into a cheese-filled opportunity for connection and self-care—from the bestselling author of That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life.
If you’re in the mood to celebrate life, anything can be a party. There’s nothing like the positive energy of being together, a festive atmosphere, and the spark of laughter and conversation—around the cheese plate, of course. But a party doesn’t have to be a big event; it can just be a mindset. The very act of making a cheese plate builds space for creativity and settles you into a self-care mood, and now, Marissa Mullen takes the art of mindful plating to the next level by turning self-care communal.
Featuring forty new cheese boards for parties of all kinds, thoughtful drink pairings, color themes, floral arrangement tips, tablescape ideas, playlists, and cheesy party games, this is the ultimate party planning guide. From cheese platters themed around holidays and special events, to dishes like gooey fontina dip and lush buffalo mozzarella caprese, and clever creations like the Thanksgiving Charcu-turkey and the Birthday “Cheese Cake,” these communal meals celebrate the way we connect with each other, and take cheese boards from a dish to a lifestyle. After all: That Cheese Plate Wants to Party.
About the Author
Marissa Mullen is a Brooklyn-based creative director, content creator, author, photographer, and food stylist. She is the founder of That Cheese Plate, a community for cheese lovers from across the globe, and Cheese By Numbers, the method behind crafting the perfect cheese plate. Her first book, That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Featured on Today, Rachael Ray, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Food & Wine, among many others, Marissa is dedicated to bringing people together through creativity, self-expression, and entertainment.
Praise for Marissa Mullen and That Cheese Plate
“Mullen’s guide gives . . . a purpose while providing subtle life lessons and a screen-free way to keep hands busy.”—The New York Times
“[A] gourmet pro . . . shaping the way we snack.”—The Wall Street Journal
“A bonafide expert in all things cheesy goodness.”—The Independent
“Inventive and delicious . . . Perfect for summertime snacking and mindfulness meditations.”—Refinery29