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Wondering if this is the right season to serve a delicious ceramic cheese plate to your guests? The answer is definitely yes! There’s no time it’s not perfect for a cheese plate. Now, with the arrival of the holiday season and winters calling for beautiful picnics in the park, an Australian cheese plate is all you need to spend a relaxing day with the people you love the most.
But how do you create the perfect cheese dish for your family and friends? Talking to cheesemakers can be quite intimidating. They use words like gloomy and dairy when they talk about cheese, leaving our minds confused about what they might mean. Don’t worry, though!
Maree Davidson is here to make sure your cheese plate is not only delicious but also looks spectacular! Our ceramic cheese plate rectangles Make the perfect board display all your cheeses and the sweets that come with it. To make it even easier, below are some essential tips to make sure your cheese plate is perfect!
Let’s get cheesy.
Tips for serving a ceramic cheese plate
1. Include a variety of flavors and textures
All types of cheese can be classified according to their texture. There is cured cheese, soft, firm or blue, everyone has their preferences and opinions on which is the best type. Since you will be serving the cheese plate to several people, it is best to include something for everyone.
Choose at least one type of cheese from each category and be sure to research which types go well together. You can place them side by side for a better and more cohesive cheese tasting experience.
PS Enjoy your food it is recommended to stay as far away from flavored cheese as possible. Yes, people can enjoy ranch-flavored cheese on their burgers. But does this earn a place in our sophisticated Australian cheese dish? No way!
2. Have at least one familiar cheese
Cheese dishes are a great way to introduce new cheeses to your palette and try the different flavors and textures. However, it would help if you keep in mind that too many new things at once can be quite overwhelming. Also, keep in mind that not all of your guests would be in the mood to experiment.
That’s why it’s always best to have at least one “safe” option in the form of family cheese. Trust us, your guests (and probably your taste buds too!) Will thank you!
3. Add a selection of bread
Carbohydrates are a must for any cheese board; there is no other way to say it. You will need your carbs to cut the cheese and give your taste buds a little break before dipping into another type of cheese.
When choosing a selection of carbs for your dish, stick to baguettes and sliced bread sticks. You can also add some cookies for a more balanced option. Be sure to place them artistically in a couple of different places on the board and use this variety to your advantage.
4. Salty and sweet elements
Whenever you search for cheese dishes online in Australia, you will find pictures of boards with various sweet and savory items. It tends to confuse people, as all the different components don’t seem to go together. But, they don’t have to!
Different items are meant to go along with different categories of cheese. Therefore, adding cured meats such as salami, bacon or prosciutto while also having blueberries or honey in your dish can do wonders to enhance the taste and flavor notes. You need to add your cured meats in a variety of ribbons, slices and cubes for an even better mouthfeel.
5. You have separate knives for each cheese
One of the most important things to remember is to have different knives for each type of cheese. It will prevent tastes from mixing and ruining the cheese tasting experience. Also, remember that soft cheeses will only need a butter knife, but harder ones like pecorino or gruyere will need a pairing knife to cut them.
For your cured cheeses, it’s best to have a suitable cheese to prevent them from crumbling everywhere and creating a mess. Also, have olive forks or ceramic tasting spoons for the comfort of your guests.
6. Add some finishing touches
Sure a delicious cheese is the highlight of your cheese plate, but you also want to make sure the slate looks good and has some color. The best way to do this is to add some extra elements apart from the cheese.
We recommend doing this using different sprays depending on the type of cheese you have. Honey, olive oil and balsamic vinegar are great options for touring the cheese for an extra burst of flavor. You can also add fresh, dried fruit, along with candied nuts and roasted nuggets, for a truly complete cheese dish.