12 Unique Ingredients to Elevate Your Cheese Platter

A  beautiful board piled high with several types of cheese, delicious spreads, salty crackers, and sweet dried fruit is an easy and crowd-pleasing appetizer, so why not put one together for your holiday party? Start by selecting a couple of different cheeses: one creamy, one hard, maybe a blue? Pick the cheese that you love and get creative: Choose cheeses that are different types of milk (a cow’s milk cheddar and a goat’s milk gouda) or from different regions (a Spanish manchego and French brillat-savarin). Place the cheese on a marble platter and style it with lots of tasty accoutrements.

To encourage you to think outside the box and ensure that your cheese platter is an excellent success, here are 12 unique ingredients that will take your cheese plate to a whole new level.  

How do you jazz up your cheese plate?