Cheese Plates


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 Dessert Cheese Plate

A long-time favorite in Europe, the Dessert Cheese plate is quickly becoming popular in the U.S. It's an elegant way for diners to finish the meal without having to order a traditional dessert.

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

Video: The Dessert Cheese Plate VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Cheese Portion Accompaniment
Président® Goat Cheese 1–2 oz Milk Chocolate Cranberry Bark
Président® Triple Crème Brie 1–2 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Orange Liqueur
Président® istara® P'tit Basque 1–2 oz Chocolate Mousse and Basil
Black Diamond® Aged Chedder 1–2 oz Dark Chocolate and Caramel
Président® Roquefort Société 1–2 oz Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

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. P'tit Basque
  4. Aged Cheddar
  5. Roquefort

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


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