Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What I Crave: Cheese and more Cheese

One of my favorite treats is a well-crafted antipasto plate with cheeses, salami, and olives. For dinner parties, I love taking comfort food and kicking it up a notch -- so a cheese buffet or a cheese station to start the evening would fit right in. Today I round up four of my favorite cheese spreads.
Prepping for Wednesday's What I Crave: Cheese post #nofilter
When I was pregnant I missed ending each day with a artfully plated appetizer. So it's no surprise now that I'm not pregnant we regularly have antipasto. Whether it's just me or the two of us eating I love to set a visually appealing plate.
The Inspiration (top clockwise): Styled by Alchemy Fine Events, Enchanted Dream Weddings, and Isari Flower Studio, photographed by Christine Chang, spotted on Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations: From Inspiration to Gold; styled by Imbue Weddings, photographed by Deep Grey Photography, spotted on Polka Dot Bride; styled by Valley and Co., photographed by Llanes Weddings; styled by Sunday Suppers, photographed by Karen Mordechai, spotted on 100 Layer Cake via Bustled Blog.


1. Label Your Cheese(s).

Key to any cheese offering is a description of the cheeses. You've spent a considerable amount of time trying cheeses and then finding their perfect complement; share your knowledge with your guests. If passing a cheese platter family style at a dinner try menus at each seat.

2. Plate individual bites.

Cheese can be expensive. Want to keep costs manageable but still look like you spent a fortune? Set out individual bites. You can group all of one creation together on a passed platter or all the samples on a plate at each seat.
How do you serve cheese?
Bon Appetit!
Credits: Layouts created by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life. Top image photographed by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life. Inspiration shoots and events photographed by Christine Chang, Deep Grey Photography, Llanes Weddings, and Karen Mordechai.
What I Crave is a monthly series, published on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Posts prior to November 2011 are available at Recipes for the Good Life.