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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 European Cheese Plate

With so many distinctive cheeses to choose from, it’s no wonder the European Cheese Plate is gaining popularity in restaurants across the U.S. This platter features some of the most memorable tastes and textures from around Europe.


Use these instructions as a guide to creating the perfect European 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.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Cheese Portion Accompaniment
Président® Goat Cheese 1–2 oz Pumpkin Spiced Pecans
Président® Brie 1–2 oz Apricot Preserves
Don Bernardo® Manchego 1–2 oz Quince Paste
Président® Emmental 1–2 oz Whole Grain Pommery Mustard
Galbani® Gorgonzola Piccante 1–2 oz Candied Orange Peel

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. Brie
  3. Manchego
  4. Emmental
  5. Gorgonzola

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


 

Pairings

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