The Classic Cheese Plate

Have you seen this gorgeous image from The Sprouted Kitchen? I knew when I saw it on Pinterest that I had to make it happen here at home and I did last month, while hosting a "girls night in" and wine tasting.


perfect cheese plate

Here's my version which included a variety of cheeses as well as some simple apricot jam and fig paste by Rutherford and Meyer.  I also tried to vary the texture of the crackers for interest and included pistachios and grapes for extra yummies.  

easy cheese plate entertaining

This is a very elegant, yet easy appetizer that is such a crowd pleaser.  I mean really, who doesn't love cheese?  Wouldn't this be a great start to Thanksgiving day or a cozy treat to enjoy fireside on Christmas Eve?  I'm thinking of giving it a nice fall makeover by incorporating some cranberry relish and toasted walnuts.  What other flavors would you add to mix it up a bit?

9 comments:

  1. I love cheese and your tray looks fabulous! Great photo.

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  2. Hi there! You've just combined my two favorite things: hosting a girls' night + cheese and wine.

    Your cheese plate looks fantastic! I'll definitely be using your creativity as inspiration for the next time I want to serve up a fab cheese plate. You did such a beautiful job!

    Thanks for sharing! Absolutely loving your blog!

    Cheers!
    Christi

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  3. This is something I can do! I am notorious for being terrible in the kitchen. I knew I was going to love your blog!

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  4. I've done the Ina Garten version of cheese plates several times always to rave reviews. It's such an elegant appetizer & a feast for the eyes. Your cheese plate looks perfect. Excellent choice for a wine tasting Amy!

    I always like to add some split figs. Guests can spread stilton blue cheese inside the figs for an amazing amuse bouche. Sort of a spin on the classic Devils on Horseback appetizer.

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  5. Um,,where was my invite to this girls and cheese night? Love the platter. What are the balls in the original platter?

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  6. Have you ever tried the rosemary triscuits? YUM! Especially with St. Andre cheese. I saw a really yummy goat cheese ball recipe in Family Circle last night - totally want to try that.

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  7. The cheese tray looks fabulous! I also like figs, goat cheese, dried fruits, olives, etc with my cheese. This is a great appetizer for a crowd during the holidays. There are also cheeses with cranberries which are wonderful!

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  8. I think I like your plate even better. I just posted about what to do with leftover cheese...great minds!

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