Lactalis Culinary

Cheese Plates

Concepts

From casual to fine dining, cheese plates are appearing on more and more menus. A cheese course can be offered at the bar, before the meal, or even as an elegant alternative to dessert. Explore these helpful tips, inspiring recipes, and instructional videos to make cheese plates a highlight of your menu.

The Autumn Cheese Plate

An exquisite combination of sweet and savory flavors, this cheese platter is sure to add color to any fall menu. Featuring some of the finest cheeses made in the U.S. and across the globe, this plate can be paired with seasonal beer and wine selections for the ultimate experience.


Use these instructions as a guide to creating the perfect Autumn Cheese Plate in your own restaurant. Remember, the portion sizes and accompaniments listed here are just suggestions. Use your own creativity and expertise to add a personal touch for an unforgettable platter.

Cheese Portion Accompaniment
Président® Goat Cheese 1–2 oz Fig and Honey
Président® Triple Crème Brie 1–2 oz Mushroom Ragout
Don Bernardo® Manchego 1–2 oz Pickled Red Onion and Ham
Black Diamond® Aged Cheddar 1–2 oz Pomegranate Molasses
Président® Société Roquefort 1–2 oz Rhubarb Tart

Arranging Your Plate

Cheese is best enjoyed when arranged from the most mild to the most intense. Here is our recommended order for this plate:

Arranging Your Plate
  1. Goat Cheese
  2. Triple Crème Brie
  3. Manchego
  4. Aged Cheddar
  5. Roquefort

For maximum flavor, remove the cheese from refrigeration 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to serving.


Pairings

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