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Four Deliciously Themed Cheese Trays

Creating a cheese course or party platter is a great way to entertain. These four themed cheese trays make it a cinch to put together your own cheese platter. Just choose at least three selections from a group to create these themed trays.

Popular cheeses platter

  • Sharp yellow Cheddar…creamy and tangy
  • Smoked Gouda…pronounced smoky flavor
  • Jarlsberg Swiss…mild, slightly nutty flavor
  • Hot pepper jack…spicy and semi hard
  • Havarti…flavored with dill or caraway
  • Brie…soft and sweet

International cheese assortment

  • Spanish Manchego…sheep cheese with mellow flavor
  • St Andre…mild, sweet, soft triple cream
  • Italian Taleggio…semi soft and pungent
  • English huntsman…yellow cheddar layered with Stilton Blue
  • Dutch Roomano…aged Gouda, nutty flavor
  • Norwegian Getost…rich, caramel-like
  • Irish Cheddar…firm and tangy

World class cheeses

  • Point Reyes Original Blue…sharp, dense blue
  • Humboldt Fog…light creamy goat cheese
  • Red Leicester…a butterscotch richness
  • Morbier…earthy and complex, with ash
  • Explorateur…rich, triple cream
  • Delice…mild creamy brie
  • Gorgonzola…savory blue, pungent

Cheese adventure

Choose from different milk types:

  • Drunken Goat…mild and semi hard
  • Capra Goat with honey…sweet and creamy
  • Crottin…soft goat cheese with seasonings
  • Iberico…three milk cheese from Spain
  • Cabrales…mixed milk blue
  • Port Salut…cows milk, mild and butterlike
  • Grafton Cheddar…sharp cow's milk favorite
  • Manchego…slightly piquant sheep cheese
  • Idiazabal…smoked sheep cheese

For more on creating your cheese plate, including pairings for cheeses, check out Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate.