If there's one dish that always elicits comments and Instagram photos, it's the cheese platter. As anyone who's tried to build one can attest, there's much more to a well-styled spread than simply choosing some quality cheese and leaving it out on a plate. The most mouthwatering platters are always decadently created, with layers of cured meats folded over just so, nuts scattered throughout, grapes draped on the edge, and a drizzle of cheese over a gooey wheel.
If MyDomaine Australia's Instagram feed is any indication, you're as cheese-obsessed as we are. So, for no other reason than pure gratification we've rounded up four of the most drop dead decadent dishes we've ever seen and pinpointed how to replicate them at your next event. Trust us: These cheese platters are guaranteed to elicit compliments (and likes).
Step OnePick Your Platter
Pick your cheese board carefully, as it'll dictate how many ingredients you'll need and the position of each item. Platters overflowing with cheese, nuts, and fruit look the most enticing, so always opt for a board one size smaller than you think.
Step TwoConsider Texture
The most decadent platters have the perfect balance of textures. Think soft, gooey cheese, hard cheddar, pots of preserves, candied nuts, and more.
Step ThreeGroup Ingredients
Always group ingredients together. Start by choosing the five main cheese and meats, and place them on the platter. Then, layer bread and fruit, and scatter smaller items like nuts throughout.
Step FourColour Counts
Finally, add some colour to your platter with fruit and vegetables. Think: Cherries, sliced avocado, zucchini flowers, and melon.
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