The food you serve at a cabaret party should be just as unconventional as the genre itself. That said, don’t be afraid to be creative and truly original. I’d go all out with Italian cheeses like Pecorino and Belgian cheese Passendale, among other delectable treats.

Pecorino Moliterno al tartufo is a beautiful cheese with black truffle, a delicious mushroom that has sunk deep into it. It’s an essential component of any cheese platter and works well with varied types of cheese. You will surprise your cabaret-loving guests with its unique taste.

Hors d’oeuvres, or appetizers, are great choices for a cabaret party. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. You could opt for deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms, or baked new potatoes filled with chives and sour cream. If you prefer meat, try thinly sliced prosciutto or Serrano ham.

You can never go wrong with smoked salmon or shrimp cocktails. Actually, the latter was served back when cabaret was emerging a century ago.

Nuts, olives, and pretzels will encourage your guests to go in on the booze (you decide if that’s a good or bad thing).

The Belgian cheese Passendale has found a niche on the global cheese market. It’s here to stay. That is not really surprising, because this cheese is made in different varieties to the delight of cheese lovers. There are literally tens of options to choose from – strong classic cheese or soft and young.

For dessert, you can serve cheesecake bites, cut fruit salad, and/or chocolate-dipped strawberries to give the night the decadent finish it deserves. To ensure authentic period ambiance, don’t miss pineapple upside-down cake. It was the height of elegance a century ago, so make sure you serve a slice at your unforgettable cabaret party.