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Who wants to know how to make an awesome cheese platter?!
Making a cheese platter doesn’t have to be hard. It is the easiest thing ever!
So, I honestly had a cheese platter for dinner two night in a row and was very happy about it! Having a cheese platter that had some fresh fruit, salty salami, sharp and smooth cheeses, and crisp crackers was everything to me! In fact, if I go to a party and there is a cheese tray, it doesn’t have to be fancy cheeses, that is where I live! Yes, like most of the world, I am lactose intolerant. This means when I consume dairy, especially a large amount, I get very nauseous and experience stomach cramps among other inconvenient side effects. However, when it comes to cheese, I will take my chances. So it doesn’t matter if it is a cheese platter of simple cheeses like Cheddar, Swiss, and Colby you can count on me to go in! I am sure we can all agree on those cheeses being awesome, I would like to elevate your cheese consideration a step further, starting with some amazing White Cheddar Cheeses by Cabot.
First let me say, creating a cheese platter wasn’t easy. I always thought to have fancy cheeses along with fancy crackers and fancy wine was for fancy people. I don’t consider myself “fancy” at all. I am that person who will buy a cheese platter already put together and buy some Ritz crackers and call it a day. I leave the fancy stuff up to my more fancy friends. Well, putting together this cheese platter I realized that anyone can put together a fabulous cheese platter. Thanks to Cabot Cheese, they have an awesome choice of cheeses that is fit for any cheese platter!
When I was given the opportunity to do something amazing with these cheeses, I thought of all types of dishes that I could make. You know the usual, Mac-N-Cheese, Lasagna, or some cheesy dip. But I wanted to keep it simple but “fancy” for everyone to enjoy, so why not cheese platter? There are all types of ways to create a delicious and fulfilling cheese platter. Here are a few things I felt would be good for my cheese platter:
- Sharp White Cheddar: Farmhouse Reserve, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Vintage White Cheddar
- Creamy Goat Cheese coated with dried cranberries and pecans
- Smoked Gouda
- Bellavitano Merlot
- Wensleydale Cranberry Cheese
- Creamy Brie
- “These Need Cheese” Crackers
- Fig Spread
- Green Grapes
- Toasted Almonds
Real quick, let me just say fig spread paired with cheese, especially Brie, is OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD! I can eat this for breakfast!
This is what I had on my cheese platter. You can’t forget to have a few great bottles of wine on hand. My personal favorite is a white Moscato by Seven Daughters. It is delicious and I drink it like water. This is a nice sweet and slightly bubbly wine for people who aren’t into the reds or dry white wines, like myself. Whatever wines you have to go along with your cheese platter, be sure to have something for everyone AND get some wine markers so everyone knows whose glass belongs to who. I am setting you guys up to have one amazing party, huh?
If you want to put together your own cheese platter for the Big Game or an Oscar Party, take a look at the chart below provided by Cabot and get creative!
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