Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cheese Platter

When I was a child Cheese was served after the meal,and a very welcome course it was, I would get the chance to sip my Fathers Port. Cheese for us tonight was a main course for supper with our old friend Evan.

I like all cheese,We had some Wensleydale with Cranberry,very much the star of the show with the usual suspects of Cheddar, Brie, and Red Leicester. I would have loved a stinky cheese a soft goats cheese, and we would,  but simply couldn't source it today.You have to try things, Cheese is the best way to experiment don't be afraid there are thousands of cheeses and to be honest be prepared to be surprised you may very well like what you thought you hated.

We served with a decent house claret nothing overly special but good enough,slices of Pear and compulsory graves, they kind of cleanse the palate between cheese's.

With the Board in the middle of the table, everyone digging in the conversation flows, very sociable dish which I will definitely have as a main course again and again,try it, experiment and for god's sake have a glass of wine


  1. Fantastic. It's such a sociable thing to do isn't it? Fabulous photos.

  2. That looks fantastic! I like serving a nice cheese platter too, especially at the end of a meal when entertaining.

  3. I love cheese platters. A friend of mine owns a fine spirits shop that also has a variety of cheeses. Whenever I visit him, I buy a couple. Last time it was all about fruit cheeses. I didn't know that combination would work but they were a delight. I also love brie and gruyere. I love gruyere cheese on vegetarian version of French onion soup...makes it so creamy and delicious.

    I like the idea of pairing cheeses with wine, chocolates and fruit. Good combo. Isn't it a great way to enjoy life!

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