A cheese platter, like our "109 Thanksgiving Cheese Selection" is an easy and elegant way to ease into a holiday feast. Whether you buy a platter of craft your own, this is a great way to kick-off the holiday and can be endlessly repurposed into your holiday leftovers.
The first cheese selection is an award-winning Fiscalini Bandaged Cheddar, a mature cheddar aged in cloth from Modesto, CA. A little further south, I've chosen a smooth and bold blue with the Point Blue Reyes. For a lighter and creamier cheese, I chose the Vermont Butter and Cream Cremont an earthy selection from Vermont goats and cows. And finally, a Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper, a mild sheeps milk cheese from France with a slight nuttiness and nice body and one heck of a name.
This platter, or your DIY version should include a selection of dried fruit and nuts and water wheel crisps. Also, don't forget to pair it with wine. I recommend a bright, crisp and mineraly white like the Eugene Carrel Roussette Savoie which is produced mainly from Roussette grapes.
Whether you are hosting or guesting, a cheese platter may be a great way to dazzle your friends and family with your cheese connoisseurship.
For more information, you can contact 109 Cheese Market, located in Ridgefield at the Marketplace at Copp's Hill at 203.438.5757.