Awards season is upon us and you know what that means... awards season parties! When it comes to hosting pop culture extravaganzas, the goal should always be to dazzle with deliciousness and as many references to movies, celebs, and TV shows as humanly possible. First up in 2015 for the race toward the the little man statuettes is the Golden Globes airing this Sunday. The Best Picture race is a tight one this year in both the Drama and Musical or Comedy categories. There are dark comedies, earnest and heartfelt dramas, wartime thrillers, and the film that turned Channing Tatum and Steve Carell into "serious" actors. It's going to be a tough one to call, but my money is on Birdman and a hard split between Boyhood and Selma. When it comes to hosting your Golden Globes party, you don't have to decide between the Best Picture noms, you can eat them all with my delicious cheese pairings.
Yes, that's correct there is a perfect cheese for each of these near-perfect films. Not only will you show your cinematic savvy, you'll be the most adored host of all time because who doesn't love cheese? Monsters, that's who. So grab your Golden Globe bingo sheets, get ready to fall in love with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler more than ever before and have puh-lenty of wine to go with the Best Picture Cheese Plate. Bon Appetit!
Musical or Comedy
Into the Woods, Vacherin Fribourgeois Alpage
It tastes exactly like the forrest floor in the best way possible. Earthy, herbacious, and smooth, Vacherin Fribourgeois is absolute witchcraft.
Birdman, Pleasant Ridge Reserve
When it comes to the great wide world of cheese, the United States is not often thought of as highly as famous cheesemaking countries like France, Switzerland, and England. Like Birdman, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, hailing from Wisconsin, defies all expectations. Also like Birdman, it’s nutty and aged to perfection. Don’t call it a comeback.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Piacentinu with Saffron
Piacentinu is bold, golden, and full of spice that will transport you to the heyday of The Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s absolutely decadent, just as M. Gustave would want it.
St. Vincent, Scharfe Maxx
Vincent is a seemingly good-for-nothing gambling type who comes to be the salvation of a single mother and her 12 year-old son. Scharfe Maxx is just that — aged, unapologetic, and hard not to love.
Pride, Stinking Bishop
An English cheese that besmirches the name of the clergy? Revolutionary, indeed.
Boyhood, Parmigiano Reggiano
You might think to yourself Parmigiano Reggiano is just so...common. But if aged properly and treated with care, it’s full of character and depth. Both Boyhood and Parmigiano Reggiano are proof that sometimes the simple task of growing up is what makes the hero.
Foxcatcher, Roquefort Papillon
Bold. Deceptively smooth. Punches you right in the gut.
The Imitation Game, Cheez-Wiz
The name says it all.
Selma, La Tur
La Tur is an angelic, palatable blend of sheep, cow, and goat’s milk — proving that things are only made stronger and more beautiful when differences are united.
The Theory of Everything, Montgomery's Clothbound Cheddar
Montygomery’s Clothbound Cheddar is the quintessential cheese. It is what every cheese lover would declare the most classic, and perhaps the most perfect cheese. It’s where cheese begins and ends. It’s The Theory of Everything...of cheese. And! It's ENGLISH.