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Sip, Savor & Repeat: Building The Perfect Cheese Platter

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When entertaining there is nothing more of a go-to for me than a cheese and charcuterie board.  So when Le Creuset reached out to ask if I could put their new cheese platter and wine carafe to good use I jumped at the chance.  I mean honestly when have you known me to say no to wine and cheese, plus it just happens to be National Drink Wine Day this week so really the timing was perfect.

I love preparing a charcuterie and cheese platter because there are no rules.  Literally you can pretty much combine anything your heart desires and as long as the spread is ample enough there’s sure to be something to please every guest’s palette.  But while there aren’t any rules per se, I know picking out just the right cheeses, fruits, veggies, meats, spreads, and breads can sometimes be intimidating so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites below.  Do you have any tried and true cheese or spreads you consistently use?  Cheers!  Truly, MKR

Cheeses: always purchase a variety of textures and flavors; soft, hard, firm, blue and a spread such as pimento (especially if you’re in the south).  Some of my personal favorites are any cheeses from Midnight Moon, Cowgirl Creamery, Lazy Lady, Jacob’s Creamery and Fraga Farmstead.  But when in doubt simply ask any friendly cheese monger to help you out and always choose at least one “safe” cheese that will be familiar to everyone.

Fruits & Veggies:  carrots, grilled asparagus, green onions, pearl onions, roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, grapes, pears, apples, blueberries, and figs dried or fresh.

Meats:  prosciutto and other cured meats such as salami, ham, and sausages.

Spreads, Breads & Nuts:  honey, olive oil, and any fig, plum, or cherry chutneys.  A crispy flatbread, Rain Crisps, and grilled french bread.  To grill the bread simply buy a baguette from your local grocer, slice, brush with olive oil and grill until gold brown and accompanied by a few nice char marks.  For the crunch candied walnuts or pecans, pistachios, almonds, and marcona almonds.

Photography, Rustic White

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*Wine via La Crema  |  This story was in collaboration with Le Creuset a brand I love and adore.  Opinions and recipes are 100% my own.

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  • I seriously have dreams about the Midnight Moon cheese. So glad you introduced that to us at the floral workshop!

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