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 Spring Cheese Plate

Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. And fresh flavors are popping up on menus everywhere. Springtime is the ideal time to feature fine cheeses from around the world along with unique fruit pairings. Great for before the meal or as a lighter bite, this plate is perfect for outdoor dining, too!


Use these instructions as a guide to creating the perfect Spring 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 Candied Lavender and Lemon
Président® Triple Crème Brie 1–2 oz Mint and Strawberry Compote
Don Bernardo® Manchego 1–2 oz Quince Paste
Black Diamond® Aged Cheddar 1–2 oz Jalapeño Jam
Président® Société Roquefort 1–2 oz Endive and Orange with Candied Walnut

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
  • Beer
  • Proteins
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Nuts, Grains & Starches
  • Flavors, Spices & Condiments