Every good host should know how to make a cheese platter. After all, you would be surprised how often this simple skill will come in handy.
Whether you are hosting a few guests, planning a dinner party, heading on a picnic or staying-in with that special someone - one of the easiest ways to ensure a good time is to serve a stylish cheese platter.
So, are you eager to learn how to make a cheese platter from scratch? In this blog post, we have listed everything you need to know about creating a spectacular cheese board.
What Is A Cheese Board?
Let’s start with the basics - what is a cheese board, exactly?
Cheese boards are one of the easiest, crowd-pleasing appetisers out there. They are typically served on a wooden serving board and feature various styles of cheese, crackers, cured meats, olives, nuts, fruits, and so much more. That being said, they can be as simple or complex as you would like.
Adjust them to suit any occasion and delight your guests.
How To Make A Cheese Platter
Now that we have covered the basics, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty. Learn how to make a cheese platter with our simple 5-step guide below!
1. Select A Serving Board
First things first, you are going to need to select a serving board before you start assembling your cheese platter.
Do not take this step lightly - your serving board is not only the centrepiece, but it also lays the groundwork for your cheese platter. So, make sure you choose the best board for the occasion.
Before selecting a serving board, consider what your cheese platter is going to include and how many people you are going to be feeding. This simple step will help in the long run.
2. Select Your Cheese
Next, it is time to choose the most important feature of your cheese board - the cheese (it is called a cheese board for a reason).
Any good cheese platter will have a good variety. For a medium-sized platter, we would recommend including 3 to 5 types of cheeses. Also, try to select a mix of hard and soft cheeses - some popular options include brie, camembert, gouda, blue cheese, and cheddar.
Once you have chosen your types of cheese, you can begin designing the presentation of the serving board. Because the cheese will be the biggest item on the board, try to spread them out over the cheese platter. Allow space around each type of cheese for fruits, nuts, and crackers.
3.Variety Of Crackers
Once you have arranged your cheese, it is time to take care of the crackers.
Again, variety is important here. Choose at least 2 to 3 types of crackers or bread for the platter - we would suggest trying water crackers and bread-sticks.
Place a handful of crackers on the board, and leave the rest in a bowl nearby.
4. Add Some Charcuterie
Do you feel like your cheese-board needs a little something extra? Consider adding some cured meats. Adding these flavours into the mix will easily boost the appeal of your platter.
Start simple with some salami, prosciutto, and chorizo. Or, try customising your charcuterie offering to pair with your cheese selection.
Just be sure your charcuterie range does not steal the show - this is a cheese board after all.
5. Fill-In Any Gaps
At this point, you might notice a few awkward, empty spaces in your cheese board. This is where you can get creative with your platters.
You can use many different savoury and sweet foods to personalise your board to fill in these gaps. If you are not sure what to use, try adding olives, nuts, dried fruits, quince, and dark chocolate.
Once your cheese board has come together, you can serve it to your guests and wait for the compliments to roll in.
The Best Cheese Boards To Buy
Start creating your own beautiful cheese plates by picking up a deluxe serving board. We have listed a few premium options below to get you started.
1. Round Wooden Serving Platter
Firstly, we have this Round Wooden Serving Platter - with small, medium, and large sizes available, it's perfect for catering any family gathering. The modern shape captures the simplicity and elegance of traditional Scandinavian design.
This distinctive serving platter will be sure to make a statement with style.
2. Multi-Height Serving Board
If you’d like to elevate your platter or add new layers to it, we’d recommend this Multi-Height Serving Board.
The clever design allows the board to be served at four different heights - helping you to create more space on your table.
Whether you are serving style is platter, bento, tapas, or buffet - this serving board can accommodate your special occasion.