Laura Werlin is a renowned cheese expert who has written several books about cheese including Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials.  Here are Laura's simple tips for creating a wonderful cheese plate adapted from Food and Wine Magazine.

 

The perfect cheese plate should include a mix of fresh, aged, soft and hard cheeses, arranged in the order in which they should be tasted: from the lightest and freshest to the ripest and most intense.  You can select cheeses from Laura's top American and European picks or work with your local cheese shop to craft the perfect cheese plate.

Cheese-plate pointers:

  • Serve one to two ounces of cheese per person.
  • Include a mix of fresh, aged, soft and hard cheeses.
  • Arrange—and sample—the cheeses starting with the freshest and lightest, ending with the ripest and most intense.

Didriks has a complete selection of Rosle cheese slicers and knives. We recommend starting off with the Premium Cheese Cutting Set which includes a cheese slicer, cheese knife and cheese cleaver. These three knives should deftly handle all your cheese cutting needs.

These would make a lovely hostess gift along with a beautiful block of cheese that you've picked up from your favorite market or cheese shop.

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