Mouth Watering Cheese Platter
Tips and Tricks to make a cheese platter
An easy and delicious cheese platter appetizer is perfect for a party, holiday entertaining, and any get-togethers. We will show you how to make an amazing cheese plate every time.
- Choose a perfect cheese platter: Pick a cheese platter or a cheese board large enough to hold all of your cheeses, as well as your accompaniments.
- Variety of cheese: Choose five to seven different cheeses, such as some basics and few seasonal cheeses. Mix it up with different textures, such as soft, semi firm and hard/aged cheeses. Also mix it up with the type of milk, such as cow, sheep, and goats cheese.
- Display the cheeses in different ways: Spears, wedges, cubes, whole, sliced, or rolled up.
- Breads and crackers: At last, add breads and crackers to take its taste to the next level.
- Keep in mind: Cheese tastes best at room temperature. Let the cheese sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.
What to put in a cheese platter
There are a lot of options that you can use in making a cheese platters. You can use breads, crackers, and a lot of cheeses to give a mouth watering look.
Here are some options that you can use in making platters,
- Cheeses: Brie, Camembert, Feta, Grana Padano, Blue Cheese, Mature Cheddar, Cheddar mild, Fresh goat cheese, Manchego, Edam ball
- Breads: Crackers
- Fruits: Grapes, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Pears
- Dried fruits: Mariani Dried Apricots, Cherry Bay Orchards Dried Montmorency Cherries
- Nuts: Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds, Fisher Roasted Cashews, Roundy's Pecan Halves
- Savory: Murray's Garlic Stuffed Olives, Trois Petits Cochons Cornichons
- Dips: Whole Grain Garlic Mustard, Local Hive Honey, Divina Fig Spread
Steps to make cheese platter
1. Start with big bowls and cheeses
Start with the things that take up the most room on a cheese plate – you’ll tuck everything else into the blank spaces later on!
Serve cheeses in a variety of shapes to add visual interests. Soft cheeses, like the brie and goat cheese, can be served as they are. For hard cheeses, like the Cheddar Mild, Mature and Grana Padano, you should cut them into slices or cubes and stack them up on the board – this makes it easier for guests to grab a piece without having to saw through a hard cheese with a cheese knife and makes the cheese plate more interesting.
2. Add breads and crackers
Just put a handful of of breads or crackers on the plate and set out a bowl full of extra crackers for those who want them. Fan out crackers or crostini along the edges of the cheese plate to make them easy to grab.
3. Fill in big spaces with fruits and nuts
It’s time to have some fun and start filling in the gaps! This is where a cheese plate really starts to come together (and where you get the WOW factor that will have your party guests asking you to teach THEM how to assemble a cheese plate!)
First, add some fruit likes grapes. You can use any fruit or veggies that you have on hand. Cut the fruit into relatively small pieces and scatter it in a few places across the board. It makes it easy for your guests to grab a fruit from either side!
4. Add some olives and greenery in the left spaces
Now, add the olives in the left spaces. You can place them anywhere you’d like; to assemble this cheese board. You can also use blackberry jam or roasted beet dip or any dip. At last, add some green veggies to increase it's nutritional value.
A mouth watering platter is ready to serve!!
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