Chasing Davies: How to Build the Perfect Cheese Plate

December 24, 2014

How to Build the Perfect Cheese Plate

how to build a cheese plate

A couple weeks ago, a few friends and I gathered to celebrate the holidays together, sans kids or any other distractions. It was really nice to spend quality time together - and one of my favorite parts was the awesome cheese plate my friend built up for us to munch on before dinner. This would be the perfect thing to create last minute before any Holiday gatherings or parties you might have!  Easy, grocery store finds arranged prettily with a variety of flavors for everyone to enjoy.

I particularly loved this mix of sweet, savory and salty. There are other variations you can take a cheese plate should you have other cravings or crowd requests, but here's the details of this one (with a few options for additions or swaps):

Pomegranate seeds, bought already extracted (from CostCo) and placed in a wine glass
Another option: apple slices

Salami slices
Nuts: almonds & macadamia nuts are my fav!
Another options: prosciutto

Depending on your crowd, you can get adventurous or play it safe!  
Rosemary cheese

Another options: crackers, thin breadsticks

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Of course, no cheese plate is complete without the perfect bottle of wine to accompany it. I am a BIG fan of the affordable Castle Rock Pinot Noir (I think it's about $11 at CostCo).  

Have a favorite cheese/appetizer plate addition or wine recommendation to share?  I'd love to know, leave a comment below!

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