Tyler Florence's Tips for a Holiday Wine & Cheese Party

Food Network star Tyler Florence loves to entertain, so trust him when he says he’s developed some foolproof guidelines when it comes to throwing a low-key holiday social at home.

“People drop by our house all the time,” the California-based chef tells PEOPLE of the home he shares with his wife, Tolan, and their three kids, Miles, 15, Hayden, 4, and Dorothy, 3. “My wife and I love to host wine and cheese parties. They are simple and elegant and you don’t have to put a lot of effort and time into it.”