I am going to explain how to cut any shape of cheese to make sure you can elevate the presentation of your cheeseboards or charcuterie platters. Believe me, there is an easy solution whether it’s a wedge, wheel, pyramid, or chunk. With a few unexpected tricks, you will get you the perfect cheese slice every time!!
The first basic thing to know are that warm or fresh (less aged) cheese will be stickier and softer. Conversely, once cheese gets to be drier and older, it becomes brittle and crumbly, which also makes it difficult to slice nicely to present on a cheese or charcuterie board. Next, since it is always best to offer a range of cheeses on any platter, you will have to work with whatever shape you’ve got. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, having the correct cutting tool is invaluable.
The mild flavor of brie cheese lends it to lots of different food pairings. Traditional pairings for brie cheese include lots of fruit, but also some savory options. Many fruits are sweet and acidic and these qualities for beautifully with the thick and creamy consistency of brie and the mild buttery and savory flavor.
Specific fruits include apple, pear, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, figs, peach, and apricot. I always prefer brie cheese to be served with plain bread or crackers as its milk flavor can be easily overwhelmed with common seasonings such as garlic and onion, garden vegetable or cracked pepper.
Convenience products are super helpful in allowing us more time to work, socialize and do the leisure activities we love, and pre-shredded cheese is one of the most popular. It is a dream for saving time when whipping up a quick pizza or plate of nachos, however, it does have some distinct differences from regular cheese bought in block form.
As a convenience product, in my humble opinion, pre-shredded cheese is almost unbeatable (my pet peeve is washing cheese graters), however I have rounded up some information about why you may want to reconsider using it.
Feeling overwhelmed with cheese etiquette? Not sure which cheese should go with which wine? Are you completely at a loss as to why mold is revered and hated by cheese lovers?
There is so much to learn, and it's all covered here! From how different types of cheese are made, to which wine to pair your cheese with, read on for an expert rundown.
As with a lot of artisinal products, cheese is gaining popularity all over North America. The trend seems to be based on a desire for better quality products that are made closer to our homes from ingredients we understand.