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Cheese plates are great for any holiday celebration — let us help you put the perfect plate together.
Whether you've got a full house or a quiet fireside dinner for four, holiday parties are a chance to spend time with friends. And, naturally, we've got a few suggestions for cheese plates that are suitable for any holiday get-together! For most occasions, three to five selections of cheese are all you need. Pick cheeses that are contrasting in taste and texture: balance the sweet with the pungent, the firm with the creamy. Fresh fruits, such as grapes, sliced pears, and figs, complement cheeses, as do savories such as olives, roasted nuts, and marinated vegetables (yum!). Cheese can be served on a platter, wooden cutting board, or even marble floor tiles (just wash them first). Scatter a few berries and nuts or add capers and cornichons to the platter for a finishing touch. Last but not least, it's best to let cheeses "breathe" a little before serving as this enhances their delicate flavors. That's it! For any specific cheese questions or to order a holiday cheese platter, you can email us. Happy Holidays!