August 24 2020 – That's Amore Cheese
There is nothing we love more than a good cheese platter to share with family and friends!
Here are some tips to make the perfect cheese platter and impress your guests.
Start with choosing a range of cheese with different textures and flavours (something sharp, something fresh and something creamy).
It is also good to have a selection of cheese with different types of milk sources (cow, buffalo, goat or sheep milk) and maturation (fresh, firm, semi hard, hard).
This will ensure a range of different flavours on the plate.
For a party in which cheese is the main event, consider 200/300g of cheese per person. If cheese is one of many items being served, 150/200g per person will suffice.
While cheese can be perfectly enjoyed alone, it is always always nice to have some accompaniments for eating cheese and adding extra flavours and textures using fruit.
Offer a selection of breads, including sliced fresh bread, crackers and bread sticks in all different shapes and sizes. It is a good idea to vary taste and texture among the breads as well as the cheeses.
Fill in big gaps on the board with fresh and dried fruit, olives, and honey.
Now fill in whatever space is left with crunchy extras like nuts and seeds, in this case we used walnuts.
Adding these extra little touches to your cheese plate that gets people talking and makes it really memorable. Enjoy!