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Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese

Blue cheese burger

Confession: I can get super stressed about hosting a formal dinner party so I love how the summer months take so much pressure off. I love entertaining, especially when it’s casual, unfussy… and outdoors so less mess, too!

For a fun backyard twist, invite friends over and create a make-your-own burger bar.Β If you know me, you know my love affair with cheese. I’m excited to partner with Castello cheeseΒ this summer to show you how to create a burger bar so you and your guests can easily take a ho-hum burger to the next level.

Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern Savvy

Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern Savvy

What to put on your make your own burger bar

First, your burger bar can be as basic or elaborate as you’d like. For example, consider staples like tomato, onions, lettuce and pickles, plus extras like guacamole, bacon, grilled or fried onions, fresh arugula and mushrooms.

It’s super steamy here in Florida, so I find it easiest to take 20-30 minutes to prep the make your own burger bar platters. This way, it’s easy to bring out as you start grilling the burgers. Plus, someone’s always early… this way you’re ready to enjoy as your guests arrive.

Now, it’s time for the best topper. Cheese! Can you tell I love my cheese?Β 

Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern Savvy

Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern Savvy

On my burger bar, I featured Castello’s Mature Chedder Slices, Mature Cheddar with Cracked Black Pepper, and its Burger Blue slices, the latter being my favorite. Blue cheese on a burger is awesome, but it can be a hassle to work with. Enter these genius, and super yummy slices (they’re equally fun for grilled cheese and veggie burgers, too!).

I’m fairly picky when it comes to cheese, especially pre-cut slices, because they can be dry or not as flavorful. Before partnering with Castello, I tried a huge sampling (tough work, I know!) to be sure I am only recommending what I’d serve to my friends and family. The wholesome ingredients, focused on quality and yummy taste is immediately evident.

Plus, one gourmet slice made me feel like my entertaining work was done — super impressive since I only had to take it out of the package! Is it weird to say that this cheese looks really pretty to me. πŸ˜‰

Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern Savvy

Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern Savvy

Make Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern SavvyMake Your Own Burger Bar with Castello Cheese featured by popular Florida lifestyle blogger The Modern Savvy

To learn more about Castello or to find it near you (I grabbed this at Publix), go to Castello’s web site. While you’re there, be sure to check out their recipe page for additional inspiration.

This post is brought to you in partnership with Castello cheese. All opinions are 100 percent my own.Β 

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  • Reply
    Jessica Lighter
    July 10, 2018 at 6:04 PM

    This is a great idea for summer!!

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      Alyson
      July 12, 2018 at 12:48 PM

      Yay, so glad you found this helpful, Jessica!

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    Ada
    July 6, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Such a great idea for any summer party! We’ve been making a ton of burgers this summer!

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      Alyson
      July 9, 2018 at 8:14 PM

      Such an easy meal idea!

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    Sarah K Tripp
    July 6, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    Okay this is seriously the cutest! And so yummy!

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      Alyson
      July 9, 2018 at 8:16 PM

      Thanks, Sarah!! Can never go wrong with a burger bar… and pool party! πŸ˜‰

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    Anna English
    July 6, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    I’m more of a burger gal than cheeseburgers, but these look delish!

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      Alyson
      July 9, 2018 at 8:17 PM

      Totally — best part of a burger bar so we don’t have to worry about someone adding on toppings on the grill without us knowing. πŸ˜‰

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    Avani
    July 6, 2018 at 3:52 AM

    This is such a great idea.. I need to try out for my next party!

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      Alyson
      July 9, 2018 at 8:22 PM

      Yay, it’s such a fun and easy way to entertain.

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    July 5, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Oh this is a great thing for a BBQ! I’ll definitely have to grab this the next time we get the family together.

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      Alyson
      July 9, 2018 at 8:22 PM

      Definitely… my whole family LOVED the Castello cheeses so much. The kiddos have been using them for grilled cheese too!

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    Taylor Aube
    July 5, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Poolside burgers, can’t get much better than that! Such a great post babe, the cheese sounds so good!

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    Mollie
    July 5, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Make your own burger bar is literally the BEST idea! Everyone loves something different, so why not let them just do it themselves? SO fun!

    xx Mollie

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    sarah lindner
    July 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Such a cute burger bar idea for a party! I sin for cheese everyday myself!

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner

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      Alyson
      July 9, 2018 at 8:23 PM

      LOL, omg same… could eat it all. the. time.

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    Danielle
    July 5, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    Such a fun idea for a summer BBQ! Mine would be a veggie burger, but that cheese looks DELISH!

    xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

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    Cathy
    July 5, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    What a fun idea! I will have to try this next time we BBQ!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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