Gourmet Cheese 101

Create a Holiday Cheese Plate.

These are a few simple principles to follow:

  • You will need 1 oz. to 1.5 oz. per person of each type of cheese.
  • Keep your numbers odd – cheese plates should have an odd number of cheeses.
  • Select a variety of different types of cheeses – aged, soft, firm and blue.
  • Pick one cheese from each type of milk – cow’s, goat’s and sheep.
  • Arrange cheeses from mildest to strongest.
  • You should have a variety of crackers or breads.
  • Fresh and dried fruits work well as pairings.
  • Add a few accompaniments like toasted nuts, fruit, quince paste, honey, jams or preserves.
  • Relax and Enjoy!

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