As the season for entertaining arrives, HIC – Harold Import Company takes a look at the simple and well-loved pairing of cocktails and cheese.
Perfectly crafted cocktails can elevate the moment, offering a wide range of flavors from strong and refreshing to sour, sweet, and bitter. Like cocktails, cheese offers a variety of flavor profiles that are especially delicious when complemented with the complexity of the cocktail flavors.
With a beautiful and tasty cheese presentation paired alongside perfectly crafted cocktails, anyone can add the perfect touch to any New Year’s celebration. The HIC Bar and Maison du Fromage brands offer the perfect complement of barware and cheese service items, destined to build sales for the New Year’s celebration.
Barware for the Season and New Packaging
HIC’s barware collection continues to grow to include all the essentials for preparing delicious cocktails and mocktails – with style. NOW this line of barware essentials features new elegant and eye-catching packaging. With its black backdrop, complemented with crisp and clean imagery and copy, the HIC Bar collection is all ready to catch customer attention this holiday season. With the new packaging, it is easy to create a coordinated merchandising look with carded and boxed HIC Bar items, and build out your offerings of this well-rounded profit-making line of barware.
The Japanese-Style Double Cocktail Jigger (#48029) is an integral part of any bartender’s repertoire. Two-sided for convenience, the tall and slender shaped jigger lets you measure like a mixologist. HIC Bar’s Japanese-Style Double Jigger is made from 18/8 stainless steel with a brushed finish, truly a versatile addition to flatware and barware accessories.
When cocktail and mocktails call for the fresh flavor of fruits, spices and herbs, turn to HIC Bar’s Muddler (#48035). Featuring a textured end that extrudes juice from firmer fruits, along with a rounded end to gently muddle delicate ingredients such as herbs, the Muddler is a perfect barware tool for any home or professional bar. Also available is the Bamboo Muddler (#51000 and the Wooden Muddler (#21000).
Why search for the right bar tool when you have the 4-in-1 Bar Tool (#93255) on hand. Serving as a bottle opener, can punch, fruit and veggie peeler and channel knife for decorative garish, this versatile tool is crafted from Japanese stainless steel with BPA-free plastic.
Whimsical and functional, the Penguin Cocktail Shaker (#48024) adds more style to the presentation. Made of 18/8 stainless steel, the shaker, shaped like a penguin, holds 18 ounces.
For wine lovers, HIC Bar’s set of 2 Expanding Bottle Stoppers (#43971) effectively reseal bottles to create and airtight, leak-proof seal. The handy lever design expands the stopper inside the bottle for a tight leak-proof fit so wine can even be stored horizontally, making it a must for any home bar.
Complement with Cheese
With these essential tools for creating and serving a delicious cheese plate for cocktail hour, the Maison du Fromage line of cheese tools the collection is ideal for serving all types of cheese, with an elegant and coordinated touch.
The Cheese Tools, set of 3 (#22038) feature a spade knife, rectangular knife and pronged fork for cutting, crumbling, chunking and serving all types of cheese from firm to semi-soft. The stainless-steel blades get the job one, and the beautiful marble handle adds style to the presentation.
Coordinating nicely with the Cheese Tools is the Maison du Fromage Cheese Markers with Pen, set of 6 (#22037), designed to allow you identify cheese for gatherings. Made from fine-white porcelain, the 2.5” cheese markers are easy to use. Simply write on the marker using the pen (included), then insert into the cheese. They won’t smudge, but are easily cleaned by hand or in the dishwasher.
Rounding out the cheese service items is the Marble Cheese Slicer (#22042) – perfect for slicing all kinds of cheese, especially hard cheeses. Great for everyday use or entertaining with cheese and charcuterie boards, simply set cheese on the slicer base with the wire up and lower the wire to slice. Create slices, cheese sticks or cubes.
Remember cocktails and cheese are always in season, and HIC is here to help you with product for all your needs for New Year’s celebration, and beyond.