There are a lot of pressures when entertaining but you can’t go wrong with a good cheese platter; they are great in every season and can make a big impression. There is no better showstopper than a cheese platter!
However, cheese platters can sometimes get overwhelming that’s why we have put together a quick guide to getting it right!
SHOPPING LIST IDEAS
✔️ Cheeses: Ideal 3 to 5 different varieties
✔️ Fruits: Strawberries, grapes, blueberries, figs, apricots etc.
✔️ Nuts: Cashews, almonds, pistachios
✔️ Cold Meats: Prosciutto, ham, salami
✔️ Antipasto selection: Olives, sundried tomatoes, artichokes
YOU WILL NEED
✔️ Large Platter: A wooden or marble board works great
✔️ Small Plates/bowls for sharing
✔️ Cheese Knives
✔️ Wine Glasses
TIPS & TRICKS
Offer a selection of cheeses
Offer a different selection of cheese, usually about 3 – 4 different cheeses is perfect.
Allow for approximately 50g per person
Leave your cheese out in room temperature approximately one hour before serving
The cold has mute the flavour so be sure to take the cheeses out of the refrigetator one hour a head of time
Use a different knife for each type of cheese and don’t crowd the platter
If you use the same cheese knife, they will start tasting like one another. Similar, don’t crowd the cheese platter so each flavour can remain distinct.
CLASSIC WINE & CHEESE PAIRINGS
Champagne – Camembert
Brie – Chardonnay
Taleggio – Pinot Blanc
Gouda – Merlot
Cheddar – Cabernet Sauvignon
Parmesan – Cabernet Sauvignon
Gorgonzola – Port
Blue – Riesling
Mozzarella – Sauvignon Blanc