To enjoy a delicious cheese platter, it is recommended to place the cheese in the form of a fan, from mild to spicy, and soft to hard. It is ideal to eat the cheese in the following order: first the soft cheeses, then the strong and harder cheeses.
The cheese platter is a very varied dish. It is best to take out the platter from the refrigerator at least half an hour before serving. Keeping it at room temperature will allow you to appreciate its flavors.
If you serve them for dessert, you can use colorful fruits for decoration. It gives a very nice contrast of color and flavor accompanied with the cheeses. The more acidic, like apple, are used to freshen up the palate between cheeses. Strawberries, currants, raspberries, – the fruits of the forest-, are great combined with goat cheese.Bread and crackers should be served separately, to avoid spilling of crumbs on the cheese.
HOW TO KEEP CHEESE?
The ideal temperature to store cheese varies from 10 to 14 degrees Celsius. If the refrigerator is too cold, it is advisable to leave it in the bottom shelves of the fridge as it tends to be less cold than the higher areas. Save each different type of cheese in a different container. Remove the cheese from the refrigerator half an hour to two hours before serving depending on the season of the year and the surrounding temperature.
CONSERVATION OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF CHEESE: