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.
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004
- 1 1/2 lb soft or semisoft cheese (such as Brie, Camembert or Oka)
- 1 1/2 lb firm or hard cheese (such as Gouda with cumin seeds or Verdelait with cracked pepper)
- 1 1/2 lb blue cheese (such as Bleu Benedictin, Borgonzola, Bleubry or le Ciel de Charlevoix)
- 1 1/2 lb goat cheese
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.