If a cheese monger isn't available, below are some cheese platter suggestions that will make an interesting and unforgettable cheese platter.
Dessert Cheese Platter
If you’re serving cheese at the end of a meal, buy cheese that has a decadent texture and mild or slightly sweet flavor.
- Mild Dessert Cheese Platter: Carmody, Hoja Santa, Cremont
Bold Dessert Cheese Platter: Acapella, Rogue River Blue, Roth Kase Gruyere
- More dessert cheese suggestions
Spanish Cheese Platter
Manchego is a well-known crowd pleaser and a delicious cheese, but Spain has much more to offer.
- Mild Spanish Cheese Plate: Tetilla, Drunken Goat, Zamarano
- Bold Spanish Cheese Plate: Monte Enebro, Valdeon/Cabrales, Aged Mahon
To complete the platter, garnish it with tasty accompaniments from Spain.
French Cheese Platter
You can’t go wrong with French cheese. Serve with a sliced baguette and nothing more – the cheese will speak for itself.
- Mild French Cheese Platter: Brillat Savarin, Saint Andre, Abbaye de Belloc, Mimolette
- Bold French Cheese Platter: Selles-sur-Cher, Bleu d’Auvergne, Comte
Swiss Cheese Platter
If you think Swiss cheese is a thin slice of flabby cheese with holes, you’re in for a delicious surprise. Serve fresh fruit and cured meats with these full-flavored cheeses.
- Mild Swiss Cheese Platter: Sbrinz, Gruyere, Dallenwiler Geisskase
- Bold Swiss Cheese Platter: Der Sharfe Maxx, Hoch Ybrig, Appenzeller
American Cheese Platter
Explore the American artisanal cheeses made in your region; many of them probably aren’t widely available in other parts of the country. If you still need more suggestions, the cheeses listed here are typically available in cheese shops all across the country.
- Mild American Cheese Platter: Nancy’s Hudson Valley Camembert, Cocoa Cardona, Dry Jack
- Bold American Cheese Platter: Great Hill Blue, Constant Bliss, Red Hawk