A cheese platter becomes an ubiquitous item in any function or party. It provides a delicious change to all those stereotype desserts that you find at the end of the party. Cheese can be made from goat, sheep and cow milk so it depends upon the kind of people you are inviting for your party. If you have lots of people who are watching their diet and calories, avoid a cheese platter that has its cheese made of cow’s milk. A cheese platter can be arranged in such a way that they look devilishly appetizing to the eye; if you take some pains, you can create a platter that will win your guests approval.
Here are some things that you can take into account when you make your cheese platter:
- Depending on the size of your party, you can choose between 4-8 types of cheese so that there will be lots of delicious varieties. If it’s a small party with just a few friends, then a cheese platter containing 2-3 types of cheese would suffice. You can decide on the types of cheese depending upon the size of the party. Don’t over-stuff your platter, make it short and sweet so that people would be willing to try it out.
- When you choose cheese make sure that you cover all the taste variations that can come with your cheese. If you have a mixed group of guests coming in then, then you can have your cheese platter made of goat cheese, sheep cheese and cow sheep.
- Make sure your cheese platter has one variety of soft cheese, one of hard cheese and yet one of semi-hard cheese. Garnish them differently and try them out in different textures and flavors.
- You can create your cheese platter depending upon the theme of the party. Or a platter that goes well with the drinks served in the party.
There is an expansive range in variety of cheese available so you could make an absolute assorted and delectable platter.
- Herb flavored goat cheese
- Pepper Jack
- Monterey Jack
Once you have decided on the of cheese varieties and the number of cheese that you want to display for your platter, you can decide on how you want them to be placed; cut, as whole, or sliced. You can try out different dry fruits and garnish them to get the complete effect. If dry fruits are not your fancy, then you can place assorted crackers, bagel chips, tiny rice cakes or toasted slices of French bread that are cut into really small pieces. Complete your cheese platter with a small, cute looking knife, so your guest can cut the cheese down to the size they wish.