By learning a few simple rules, you can combine many products on a plate and surprise your guests.

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Traditionally, a cheese tray contains an odd number of cheeses, usually 3 to 5. The cheeses are arranged in a circle, from softer with a creamy flavor to harder with a brighter flavor.

To make an interesting plate, choose cheeses of different flavors and made from different types of milk. Combine tender, salty and spicy cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses, as well as soft, semi-hard and hard varieties.

How to make a gourmet curd plate

You will need:

  • 1 creamy cheese;
  • 1 blue cheese: gorgonzol or stilton;
  • 1 crumbly cheese: any goat;
  • 1 aged cheese: cheder or gouda;
  • 1 cheese: parmesan.

Other dishes to serve

Meat: salami, prosciutto and more.

Vegetables and fruits: fresh berries, grapes, figs, peaches, plums, cherry tomatoes, roasted peppers. fit well and dried fruits: figs, raisins and others.

Something crunchy. crackers, toasted baguette slices, bread sticks.

nuts: hazelnut, almond, pistachio, walnut, pecan and macadamia.

Sauces: jam, honey, chutney, mustard and others.

Fresh greens.

To serve cheese, prepare a wooden board or any other tray. It can also be a simple cutting board.

Prepare a separate knife for each type of cheese so that the flavors do not mix. Cut the cheeses before putting them on the board: slices, cubes, triangles, etc.

Where to start

Put in the biggest ingredients and items first: cottage cheese and sauce bowls. Small parts can be placed later.


How to make a curd tray / Photo by 5-Minute Crafts

Lay out the deli meats. You can fold them in a pile, in a cone like a fan, or in a semicircle. Use different shapes to make the plate more interesting. Add toasted bread slices and crackers. You can put them on the edges.


Here’s how to lay out the meat / Photo 5-Minute Crafts

When most of the plate is full, add fruits and nuts. Arrange the fruit in small piles in several places around the plate. Then add nuts and other small treats, filling in the empty spaces on the board. Pour sauce into bowls.

Finish the plate with fresh herbs. For example, rosemary and arugula.


Ready curd plate / Photo 5-Minute Crafts