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How to make the best cheese platter

By: Jennifer Bartoli & the Test Kitchen

Photography by Ryan Szulc, food styling by Claire Stubbs, Prop styling by Aurelie Bryce Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Ryan Szulc, food styling by Claire Stubbs, Prop styling by Aurelie Bryce

Menus & Entertaining

How to make the best cheese platter

By: Jennifer Bartoli & the Test Kitchen
Selection: Serve at least three cheeses with different consistencies and flavours. choose a mix of textures, from soft (goat cheese) to semisoft (oka) to firm (cheddar), and a variety of milks (goat, cow, sheep, buffalo).

Portion Size: Plan on 1 to 1 1⁄2 oz (30 to 45 g) of total cheese per person.

Perfect Pairing: Pair cheeses with fresh or dried fruits that are easy to pick up, such as dried apricots, raspberries, figs and small clusters of grapes. Complement certain cheeses with condiments (such as goat cheese drizzled with honey, or Brie topped with fig jam).

Temperature: Make sure to take cheese out of the refrigerator about one hour before serving.

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This piece was originally a part of "Take It Outside!" in the June 2013 issue.

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