Whether you’re entertaining a group of friends, or having a romantic evening with your significant other, a cheese platter is always a good choice!
Cheese platters are almost universally loved, look great on a table, and best of all, take just a few minutes of preparation to put together.
Plus, you can show a bit of creativity in putting together your ideal cheese platter. The options are endless – you can pick as many, or as few, cheeses as you like.
Many experts suggest choosing a theme for your cheese platter to keep things consistent; you could try a location (such as French cheeses), or a type of milk (such a goat or cow’s milk). However, there are no hard and fast rules.
Of course, there are a few popular cheeses that are known crowd pleasers. Classic hard cheeses such as gouda, or even cheddar, are classics for a reason.
Then again, creamy soft cheeses like delicious brie or camembert are unlikely to last long on their platter! For a more adventurous choice, blue cheese or goats’ milk cheese offer some good options.
Other accompaniments you may like to include on your platter are olives, dried fruit, nuts or cured meats. Each of these go beautifully with cheese, and add extra colour and flavour to your platter. Don’t forget to also include the crackers!
One rule we definitely recommend sticking to is making sure you have a proper knife for each cheese. The correct knife will make it easier for your guests (or yourself) to serve your delectable cheese, and assigning one knife to each cheese type will prevent the flavours from getting mixed.
Not sure where to start with choosing some knives? No need to worry, here we have selected our top 3 cheese knives which will make you seem like an entertaining professional!