A Handy Guide to Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate

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Cheese plates are one of the simplest, most straightforward ways to begin or end a meal, and they always feel elegant and indulgent. But what to put on a good cheese plate? We’ve offered some ideas, but we’re always looking for more, so we loved this cheese board feature from Joanna Goddard at Cup of Jo.

Joanna met up with Sydney Willcox, the head cheesemonger of Murray’s in New York City. Sydney explained some of the basics of putting together a good cheese plate experience, including a rule of thumb for amount of cheese per guest, and the order in which cheeses should be placed on the board (mildest to most pungent).

The best part is that Sydney picked out six great cheeses and Joanna describes each, as well as a few accompaniments.

Such a nice cheese board! Check the whole thing out here:

What are your favorite picks and pairings for a great cheese plate?

(Images: Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo)