Are you a cheese lover? If so, you’re going to love this list of delicious exotic cheese plate ideas. Cheese is the perfect addition to any meal, and even better when you can share it with friends. Enjoying a variety of cheeses is healthy as long as you don’t eat too much!
A Cheese Plate for The Entire Table To Share
For the most part, cheese is a source of good fats. Fatty food has been demonized as unhealthy by diet gurus (and some doctors), but it’s actually good for you! In fact, it’s actually one of the most helpful things you can eat when it comes to your health. However, too much fat can be problematic for your weight loss goals and shouldn’t be abused. You should always choose lower-fat options whenever possible.
A Build Your Own Cheese Plate
Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to make the most of your cheese-buying budget, this is the perfect way to experiment with different varieties. I recommend picking up a soft and a hard cheese, an aged and a young one (if you can find them), as well as something creamy or fruity. You’ll also want something nutty and maybe an herbaceous option. A few good combinations include:
- Aged Gouda paired with fresh goat cheese
- Soft brie served alongside fresh mozzarella
- Sharp cheddar accompanied by blue cheese
Go-with-Everything Camembert Cheese Plate
Camembert is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk and named after the village of Camembert in Normandy, France. It has an edible white rind and a creamy interior. It’s best served at room temperature with fruit, nuts, or other classic accompaniments.
Savory Mediterranean Cheese Plate
Here’s a simple Mediterranean-style cheese plate that will satisfy your guests’ hunger and desire for something new. This platter includes a variety of cheeses, including aged cheddar, Parmesan, feta, and chevre (goat cheese). We also include olives, grapes, and nuts, as well as some bread. You can even add dried fruits like apricots or figs. For a little sweetness, we’ve added honey to the mix—try this with very flavorful honey or even lavender or sage-flavored honey to truly make it your own! To finish up our creation, we have included some fresh herbs and spices like rosemary to add another layer of flavor that will have everyone talking about how delicious the party was!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our cheese plate recommendations. If you’re looking for more healthy food ideas, check out our blog on how to eat healthy at home!