Entertaining with Cheese - tips to create the perfect cheese board, cheese party ideas and cheese pairings. From Houston Dairymaids' Entertaining with Cheese for the Holidays class. http://www.houstondairymaids.com
Tip #1: Be interesting. Mix milks, flavors, textures & colors.
Pick cheeses that will be memorable or have a broad
appeal. Ask your cheesemonger for her picks.
Tip #2: Give us some space. Make sure to have a platter or
board large enough to hold the cheeses. Or do butcher paper.
Or do multiple plates. Do not overcrowd the cheese plate or
overwhelm your guests. Have separate knives.
Tip #3 Dress it up! Add crackers, meats, breads, honey,
fruit, olives, nuts and figs. Be creative!
Unwrap cheese and arrange at least an hour before party
o’clock. Labeling your cheeses is a good idea. You may want
to make a handy pairing guide.
Chilling Wine Time Chart
Cheese Board Ideas
Regional – Celebrate a state (Texas), a region (the South,
Britain), or perhaps honor where a special guest is from.
Anti-Regional – The same cheese across regions
Milk the Theme
Housewarming (local cheeses)
Sports (cheese from one region vs. another)
Favorite cheeses of the honoree