The first thing to remember when it comes to preparing a cheese platter is that it’s all a matter of taste. Some people like strong cheeses while others shy away from them, and that’s perfectly ok! Trust your personal tastes first before slowly venturing into the unknown. The beauty of a cheeseboard is that there’s a little something for everyone!
Follow these 4 tips to become a cheeseboard expert in minutes!
Before heading out to the grocery store, estimate the amount of cheese you need based on the number of people who will be joining you.
Variety is the key to any successful tasting. The rule of thumb: make sure to provide a wide selection of textures and flavours.
Soft cheese: opt for Double Crème Bloomy Rind, Red Rind or, for extra flavour, Blue Veined.
Semi-soft cheese: choose between Saint-Paulin or Havarti. Why not try the different types of Havarti for a special touch!
Firm cheese: don’t forget to include Cheddar, Gouda or Swiss. Spice things up with Cheddar Chili Sriracha.
Semi-soft blue veined cheese: dare to go Blue! Its salty and slightly spicy taste will certainly get people talking!
Tip: For guests who are lactose intolerant, why not propose a selection of lactose-free cheeses such as Monsieur Gustav Double Crème 125 G, Gouda or Swiss.
Your cheeseboard should be a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate! Keep it simple with a presentation that highlights the various cheese colours and textures. The only limit is your imagination!
Create out-of-this-world flavour associations by adding various items and toppings to your cheese plate.
These final preparations will give you total peace of mind before guests arrive and the party kicks into gear!
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Last but not least, choose a pleasant and convivial spot to enjoy the cheeses. Sit at the dining room table for a more formal feel or gather around the living room table for a more casual vibe. Your cheese platter will be the center of attention and, who knows? Your cheese tasting might make it to your Instagram feed!
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