Spring has sprung and while a cheese plate is a go-to appetizer year round; it’s about selecting bright accouterments for presentation that makes such a difference! For example, an herbed goat cheese on top of mixed spinach and arugula greens adds a nice touch (if I do say so myself) to the classics. I love to add an array of crackers to give options – some that are lighter and some more savory (like the rosemary crackers). My husband (and i’ll be honest, myself too) love cornichons and that’s a must add to our platters. While most of the time I won’t incorporate diced cheeses to my cheese plates, I’ve always been a fan of their ease. Just pop one in your mouth with or without a cracker and that’s that….is that laziness??? hmm, oh well!
Looking to add another cheese selection to your plate, you may add brie – I think it’s a classic. What I love about cheese plates, is that you can really do no wrong. Pile on your favorites…maybe a few styled touches here and there …et voila!
Finding the perfect platter to place them on is the fun part – I’d switch it up every now and then. Maybe don’t go for the wooden cheese board every time – a nice platter like this Annieglass one shown (one of our wedding presents that I love to break out) or a crisp white platter works too. Annieglass is one of my favorites because you can dress them up or down…speaking of, I need some more of their dining pieces (insert my husband’s eye roll here) #happywifehappylife
To ‘change’ your cheese plates by season doesn’t necessarily require to change the accutrements themselves. Find fun cocktail napkins (like these or these) and unique utensils (marble for spring/summer, here, and wood like these for fall/winter) – have fun with it!