Is anything quite so universally beloved as a perfectly arranged cheese plate? Well, maybe… But this dinner party mainstay has got to be up there. Arranged artfully with every manner of accoutrement—hello, jam, fresh compote, fruit, olives, nuts, and more—it feels like a nod to some type of royal English bounty. Can you tell we’re kind of obsessed? Scroll now to scope out the most epic cheese plates we’ve had the pleasure to behold and learn how to re-create them at home. Trust us—your guests will thank you.
Kaufmann Mercantile Italian Olive Wood Cheese Set ($129)
Canvas Home Seagate Rectangular Cheese Board ($18)
Williams-Sonoma Ceramic Cheese Markers ($25 for four)
Michael Aram Rock Set of 3 Cheese Knives ($80)