When you create a cheese plate for your next event, don’t forget to add a few types of fresh and mild cheeses to the mix to lighten the feel of your appetizer table. These are the ones that you can purchase freshly made, as opposed to the products that are created through an aging process. You’ll find that a milky flavor accompanies fresh cheese due to the simple process that creates it. Milk is curdled and drained in a short time span in order to yield items that are flavorful and quick to make it to your marketplace shelves. There is no rind to take into consideration and they are extremely soft. Buffalo milk mozzarella and ricotta are two examples of cheeses that can be purchased in a timely manner.
With mild and fresh cheeses your tray will be pale in color, so brighten up the plate with a splash of color stemming from sprigs of basil and mint, or fresh vegetables such as tomatoes. The cheeseboard itself and knives can also add to the overall look of your appetizer presentation. Be sure to set out a separate knife for each cheese to ensure the flavors do not cross over. Get creative with your cheeseboard as well. Brit.co has a gorgeous DIY cheeseboard kit that lets you design your own wood board. Learn more about soft cheeses as well as how to create the perfect tray by reading the following infographic.
Infographic via Cabot Creamery