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10 secrets to the perfect holiday cheese plate


Want to up your cheese platter game for holidays or casual get-togethers? Here are 10 serving, eating and storage rules to live by. 

The cheese platter

It's best to serve your cheeses on a natural substance such as a wooden tray or a slab of marble or slate. For practicality, place the varieties which crumble easily in the center and the harder ones around the edges. Never serve cheese directly from the fridge—cold cheese hardly has any flavor. Allow it to warm to room temperature first but don't unwrap it until ready to serve.

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Cook bow-tie pasta for 8 minutes. Combine grated Parmesan with garlic, and Italian and curry spices.
Fry the pasta for two minutes on each side and mix into the cheese and spice combination.

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