1. Include fresh or dried fruit as a compliment to the cheese. Our go-tos are grapes, berries, dried apricots, or anything seasonal, but any fruit will work.
2. Add a colorful garnish of fresh herbs or flowers.
3. Use mini bowls to hold dips, smaller snacks, and to add some height to your plate.
Photo: Jessica Manning
Build your cheese plate with any variety of items that offer a mix of flavors and textures.
-Various cheeses (we like one soft cheese and one hard)
-Fresh fruit (whatever is your favorite or in season)
-Something spreadable (honey, jam, mustard, or tapenade)
-Fresh vegetables (carrots, snap peas, or cherry tomatoes are all good options)
-Olives or nuts
-Crackers or small slices of bread
Just arrange everything on a plate (like our dinner plate) and serve with your favorite wine.