Wondering How to Set up a Cheese Platter?

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That would depend on what types of cheese you want to focus on. It is typical to offer at least 3 to 5 types of cheese.

Here are the types of cheese to choose from:

Creamy cheeses:  Brie, camembert or Neufchatel.

Semisoft cheeses:  Havarti, Fontina, Munster & Port Salut.

Firm cheeses:  Grueye, Sharp cheddar, Manchengo, Emmental, Gouda & Jarlsberg.

Hard cheeses:  Colby, Monterey Jack, Edam, Gouda, Parmigiano-reggiano

Fresh:  Goal Cheese & Ricotta

Blue:
  Gorgonzola, Roquefort & Stilton

 

Tips:

Remove the cheese from the fridge about an hour before serving.
Serve along with crackers, fruit and/or nuts. Plan on 1 to 2 ounces of each cheese per person.
Use cheeses with different textures.
If you are not pre-cutting all of the cheese, have a different knife for each type of cheese.
You can choose a theme perhaps like focus on just cheese from France, Italy or Spain and pair it with wines from these countries.

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