Queen of Entertaining with Reine du Fromage

Food

June 9, 2021

Words by: Jessica Laccetti, PH.D

Photography by: Jessica Storm and Madison Currah

You can be the host with the most perfect party platter.

Bringing friends and family together with glorious food since she was 16 years old, Mackenna Coyle is the name behind the delectable charcuterie of Reine du Fromage. After Coyle’s first trip to Italy and France, she was smitten with the fresh flavours and main event of meals. “They treated each meal as if it was a form of art – from their wine, cheese, fresh bread and pasta, everything seemed to be home grown and produced locally. They were very passionate about every aspect of it.” Coyle explains that this notion of hospitality and bringing people together to celebrate each other and artisanally crafted delicacies is exactly her niche.

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For #yeggers looking for the perfect pick of savoury, fresh, and crafted culinary experiences, look no further than Reine du Fromage. The Queen of Cheese promises to elevate any social gathering. So think picnics in the park, plaid blankets along a riverbank, a snack break from your Vespa ride, or evening small-group entertaining in your home’s back garden. These are the things this summer is made for.

In fact, Coyle shares her secret picnic destinations that you can try: “Mactaggart Sanctuary along the little creek & Brandy’s Landing (there is a river valley swing)!” Perfetto!

Unsure where to start? Coyle explains her favourite is the Grand Prix Box. It certainly is the ‘grand prize’ as it includes both “cured and smoked meat selections, various cheeses from all over the world with different textures and densities, combined with fresh bread and herbed crackers, then all tied together with sweet and savory accompaniments. As you dig deeper into this box, the flavour profiles are limitless.” With no set selection, the prize collection means the contents change depending on the season and what is freshest.

Bringing friends and family together with glorious food since she was 16 years old, Mackenna Coyle is the name behind the delectable charcuterie of Reine du Fromage.

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Notably, charcuterie is traditionally a composition of artisanal meats but Coyle has ventured into a summer option which has unexpectedly drawn crowds of vegetarians. It incorporates “more fresh veggies and dips as well as cheese and the rest of the fixings.” But, if meat enjoyed with a drink is more your thing, you’ll be interested to know that a recent personalized box included a decadent aged whiskey with nibbles to match.

With our move to outdoor smaller gatherings, take the stress out of entertaining and indulge your taste buds with Reine du Fromage. Your only question will be, when is your next aperitivo!

www.reinedufromage.ca

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