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5 Expert Tips on Serving Cheese

Updated: May 21, 2020

You love cheese, we do too! Here are some tips on how to impress your guests and look like a cheese wiz by following these 5 simple tips.

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Who can say no to cheese? But with so many options it can feel like a daunting task. We are going to make you look like a pro.

1. Serve at room temperature.

Cheese tastes optimal when served at room temperature. To make sure you accomplish this remove cheese from refrigerator 1 hour to 30 minutes before serving.

2. Use a different knife for every cheese.

No one likes any cross cheese contamination. Make it easy for your guests and take the guess work out of choosing which knife to use have a particular knife set out for each individual cheese

*Extra Serving Tip* Don't precut cheese. Wait until ready to serve, the cheese will dry out faster.

3. Traditionally you serve with an odd number of cheeses

This is really for aesthetic purposes but, a minimum of 3. Traditionally at least one soft, one hard, and one blue or goat cheese

4. Choose Various Textures

  • Soft= Brie, Cambert, Constant Bliss

  • Firm= Gruyer, Jarlesberg, Monterey Jack, Provolone

  • Crumbly Blue= Stilton, Gorgonzola

*Expert Serving Tip* Use cheeses from various milks ie. sheep, cow, goat, etc.

5. When in Doubt Choose a Sparkling Wine

Yes wine and cheese go hand in hand, but bullying over whether white or red is a waste of time, sparkling goes with everything.

Check out our Ultimate Guide for Storing Cheese for tips on how to preserve all that cheesy goodness.

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