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How To Make A Cheese Platter In 3 Easy Steps

Assembling a cheese platter can seem like a daunting task with the dazzling array of cheeses and accompaniments on offer.  Follow these 3 simple steps to make a delicious cheese platter that your guests will rave about. 
The platter below will serve 8 people as a substantial appetizer or a light main meal.  Customise the platter according to the number of guests you have. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetiser/Main Meal
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: cheese platter, how to make a cheese platter
Servings: 8
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 5 assorted cheeses; soft, semi-hard, hard, blue veined & fresh
  • 1 crusty baguette thinly sliced
  • 1 sourdough or walnut bread loaf thinly sliced
  • 2 packets of plain or seeded crackers
  • 5 accompaniments. Select from fresh or dried fruits, nuts, pickles, olives, relishes, cured meats or fruit pastes.


  • At least one hour before serving, remove the cheeses from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. 
  • Select a large platter or board that will allow the cheese to be displayed with some separation between them.
  • Arrange the cheeses on the platter.
  • Place some of the crackers on the platter.  Put the rest of the crackers and the sliced breads in bowls or bread baskets.
  • Intersperse your chosen accompaniments between the cheeses.  Place wetter accompaniments, such as relishes and pickles, in small bowls.  If offering unseeded olives, provide a small bowl for the pips.  
  • Place cheese knives adjacent to each cheese.  You can use the same knife for hard and semi-hard cheeses, but provide separate knives for soft, blue and washed rind cheeses.
  • Present your cheese platter to your guests with a flourish, and enjoy!


Adjust the quantities on the cheese platter according to the number of guests you are serving.