Making a Cheese Platter 1

Do you know what type of cheese to buy and how much, putting together a cheese platter for a party is a simple and fun task. Before you head to the cheese shop, read on to find the answers to many of the questions you may have about buying cheese for a platter.



How Many Different Types of Cheese Should I Buy?

Serving between 3-6 types of cheese insures an interesting selection that won't overwhelm or over-stuff your guests.

Or, if you want to keep things simple and make a stunning visual impact, consider serving a very large piece of just one type of cheese. You can serve a large wedge of cheese (like Parmigiano-Reggiano or English Cheddar) or even a half or whole wheel of cheese (like Drunken Goat or Brillat Savarin) When you're serving only one type of cheese, make sure it is full-flavored and perfectly ripe - a good cheese shop will help you pick out something amazing.