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.
|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||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:
- Goat Cheese
For maximum flavor, remove the cheese from refrigeration 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to serving.
- Wine & Spirits
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Nuts, Grains & Starches
- Flavors, Spices & Condiments