Tips for Creating a Delicious Cheese Plate

A cheese plate is a super easy dessert and looks amazing while the communal experience of sharing a cheese plate is great for the vibe of any dinner party or event. Here are some tips to help you:

1) Cheeses are generally aged, soft, blue or firm. Choose a mixture of textures, colours and flavours. Or theme your cheese plate to French or Italian. Ask questions at your deli and ask to sample any cheeses you are interested in.

2) Keep your cheese at room temperature. Remove from fridge and hour before serving so you have all the flavour of the cheese and soft cheese are buttery magic.

3) Keep it simple with what is going with your cheese plate, bread or crackers or both a chutney, some dried muscatels or some nuts let your budget and preferences guide you.

Happy cheese plating!

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