The Seattle Times - OUR GUESTS called it an around-the-world progressive dinner all under one roof — and a welcome interruption of our winter hibernation. The idea was born when I was researching handcrafted artisan cheeses for a possible story. I got so excited by — and hungry for — all the different types of cheeses in the world, my husband and I decided to throw a party. We figured that besides creating an excuse to field-test a variety of cheeses, the party would be a great chance to explore some wines. After all, nothing quite complements cheese like a good glass of wine.