Tested till perfect Great Canadian Cheese Platter

Great Canadian Cheese Platter

Canada produces excellent cheeses from coast to coast. Though most are from large, high-quality factories, there are many small-scale cheese makers perfecting artisanal cheeses. Fig and Wine Conserve, Red Onion Marmalade or Sweet Ginger Almonds all make great additions to your cheese board, as well as fresh fruit. As a rule, buy 1 to 1-1/2 oz (30 to 45 g) of each type of cheese you're serving per person.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004

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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbsoft or semisoft cheese, (such as Brie, Camembert or Oka)
  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbfirm or hard cheese, (such as Gouda with cumin seeds or Verdelait with cracked pepper)
  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbblue cheese, (such as Bleu Benedictin, Borgonzola, Bleubry or le Ciel de Charlevoix)
  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbgoat cheese

Preparation

Fig and Wine Conserve

Red Onion Marmalade

Sweet Ginger Almonds

At least 1 hour before serving, arrange cheeses on platter. Supply one knife for each soft and semisoft cheese; one other knife will serve for hard cheeses.

Additional information :

Tip: Specialty cheeses are best eaten shortly after purchase. Cheese needs air, so if you must store it, wrap it in paper or the original wrapping¬†— not plastic wrap¬†— or place in a sealed plastic bag with plenty of air in it.

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