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, “the grande dame of cheese boards” (USA Today).
“The ultimate party planning guide . . . You’re going to love this cookbook I am obsessed with.”—Gina Homolka, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Skinnytaste Cookbook
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.
“A delightful book for any cook who wants to learn how to create impressive cheese boards for every occasion . . . With an easy-to-follow layout, clear instructions, and beautiful photographs, this book is the perfect guide for creating impressive cheese boards. A must-have for anyone who loves cheese and wants to take their cheese boards from dish to lifestyle.”—Tasting Table
“If learning how to make beautiful boards is for you, then you’re going to love this cookbook I am obsessed with, That Cheese Plate Wants to Party. . . . this is the ultimate party planning guide. [Marissa Mullen’s] book is so visually appealing and so simplified anyone can make them.”—Skinnytaste “If you’re a foodie with a penchant for all things snackable, chances are you’ve heard of Marissa Mullen, [who] has built an empire teaching her followers how to make charcuterie boards on steroids. That’s why we knew exactly who to ask when we were looking for tips on how to make the cheese board to end all cheese boards. . . . Got the charcuterie bug? We don’t blame you.”—Cosmopolitan “Marissa Mullen is the grande dame of cheese boards, and her cheese-by-numbers method basically changed the way we present cheeses. . . . [Her] new book, That Cheese Plate Wants to Party, will bring . . . hours of inspiration.”—USA Today
“Mullen is at least partly responsible for raising the profile of cheeses and cheese plates among the general public over the past several years. We, along with cheese plates, have been restored the right to party.”—The Cheese Professor
“Gorgeous and helpful . . . This resource is the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to impress their guests with something beautiful, create a fancy lunch for kids, or even set up a cheese board for one . . .”—Library Journal