Make Your Own Cheese Platter

Who can resist a delicious cheese platter? If you’re entertaining at home, create this delicious platter which is simple and oh-so-tasty for any type of weather we’re experiencing. Plus, it’s really not as complicated as you think!

Serve with deep-red wine such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon which are beautiful when paired with fruit and cheese.

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Pick 4 main cheese varieties which will serve as the foundation of the entire platter. It’s important to have soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and finally hard cheeses which all work beautifully together – especially when paired with a hearty glass of red wine.

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Bread is so crucial when creating a yummy cheese platter. It’s important to choose a variety which isn’t too overpowering (or filling), and compliments the cheese and other extras. Don’t choose bread which has been infused with olives and cheese – this is way too much! Less is always more, so choose crusty bread or crackers instead.


Here you can experiment with almost any extras such as olives, sweet jam sauce, crunch nuts, and even cold cuts. Fruit is also a popular choice since it brings a level of sweetness to the entire palette, so red grapes and green apples should always be sliced neatly on the side.

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