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 Holiday Cheese Plate

‘Tis the season for a unique cheese plate that features traditional holiday flavors. This platter is perfectly shareable and a wonderful way for large groups to start their celebration—either before the meal or at the bar.


Use these instructions as a guide to creating the perfect Holiday 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 Pumpkin Spice
Président® Triple Crème Brie 1–2 oz Cranberry Chutney
Don Bernardo® Manchego 1–2 oz Caramelized Apples
Black Diamond® Aged Cheddar 1–2 oz Onion and Bacon Jam
Président® Société Roquefort 1–2 oz Port Wine Jelly

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

Select Cheese
  • Wine & Spirits
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