One of the first things any good entertainer learns is how to construct a cheese platter. These little delights are perfect for when you’ve got guests arriving any minute, as they’re quick to put together, but always a crowd pleaser.
By Top Cat Catering
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Grab a large bread board or platter. This is essential to give your plate the ‘wow factor’.
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Start with two large wheels of cheese in the centre of the board and position one over the other to create some height. A proper cheese board should have at least three types of cheese – soft, blue and cheddar is always a great combination!
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Cut some of the blocks of cheese in different triangular shapes and layer over one another on the board.
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Fill a drinking glass with Grissini-style bread sticks to add another dimension to the board.
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Next add the fruit. Fruit gives a platter colour and vibrancy. Large vine grapes look great wrapped around the outside of the cheeses and kiwi fruit (cut in half) gives a gorgeous pop of bright green. Berries and figs sprinkled over the top take your platter to the next level.
- It’s better to spend money on 3 quality cheeses rather than six or eight cheap cheese blocks.
- When decorating the board, aim to use as many different fruit varieties and colours as possible.
- Some fruit looks spectacular when cut, because you can see the colour on the inside.
Top Cat Catering is a family run and owned business with over thirty years’ experience in the food and décor industry. They provide a high level of catering services across Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs customising every function specific to the client.