There’s nothing more reliable, easy and crowd-pleasing than cheese when entertaining, and Australia is home to some of the best producers in the world. With the festive season on our doorstep and the inevitable increase in cocktail parties, long lunches and Sunday afternoon drinks, The Dairy Kitchen has put together a guide with everything you need to know to impress your guests with cheese from our own dairy regions these holidays.
Serving up the perfect cheese platter is all about nailing texture and flavour combinations. Three cheeses per platter is a good rule of thumb; choose something soft, something strong and something hard (like brie, blue and cheddar). Likewise with the accompaniments, go for something crunchy, something sweet and something tangy (to refresh the palate). Try things like nuts, fruit and pickles or apples for the perfectly balanced cheese board.
In this clever page from The Dairy Kitchen, follow these tips to create the perfect cheese platter.
Now you know how to create a gorgeous cheese platter, Dairy Kitchen have got you covered. In the video below, instead of throwing out any leftover cheese from your cheese platter, this simple storing tip will allow you to pro long the life of your gourmet cheese.
If your now craving a cheese fix, have a look at these delicious recipes below for some cheesy cooking inspiration and appetiser ideas for the upcoming entertaining season.
Cheesy recipes to try
For more information on entertaining with Australian cheese this festive season, download a copy of Cheese Please! here – your complete guide to choosing, storing and serving Australian cheese, or read the booklet online:
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