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.
Course: Appetiser/Main Meal
Keyword: cheese platter, how to make a cheese platter
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas
5assorted cheeses; soft, semi-hard, hard, blue veined & fresh
1crusty baguettethinly sliced
1sourdough or walnut bread loafthinly sliced
2packets of plain or seeded crackers
5accompaniments. 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.