We certainly would never turn our noses up at something creamy and French on our cheese plate, but great local options abound as well. A hard cheese, a soft cheese, something aged, and something blue fill out a good selection. May we suggest? Milton Creamery Prairie Rose and Maytag Blue Cheese.
Skip the Sparseness
Pass on the perfectly arranged cheese plate for one overflowing with goodies. Fill in the nooks and crannies with all sorts of treats (fresh and dried fruits, nuts, local honey and cured meat, olives, etc.) for an abundant and decadent layered look.
Try: Some Honey and La Quercia Prosciutto
Let go of the limiting idea that each cheese needs to be paired with something specific. Yes, the flavor nuances of each cheese are highlighted when paired with a complimentary accent, but we prefer to mix and match to find what we like. If you’ve filled the
plate with lots of flavors, textures and a few different cheeses, chances are, you’ve done it right.
Keep it Simple
Use a handcrafted cutting board as the base for your cheese plate. Something simple and beautiful on it’s own elevates but doesn’t overpower the presentation. We like local artisan Nels Ostedgaard’s boards for their simplicity as well as their functionality.