It’s the festive season, and that means lots of entertaining!
I’ve never been the most creative when it comes to cheese platters – they’re usually an afterthought that I throw onto a board when I begin to panic that I’m not going to have a meal ready in time for guests. A couple of types of cheese, a packaged dip, some crackers, done.
But I enjoy trying new things and pushing myself creatively, and I wanted to come up with an idea for an entertaining platter that was a little less mediocre and a little more interesting.
This entertaining platter is definitely not ho-hum. With wedges of juicy grilled peach, a melty and gooey grilled Brie, oven-roasted balsamic tomatoes, torn bocconcini, cranberries, a ricotta and pesto dip, and shaved Jamón serrano (cured Spanish ham, available from the deli), it is an explosion of flavour.
Plus, all the colours and textures look SO pretty when put together on a platter!
Here’s the recipe – it’s super simple and will take your cheese platter game to a whole new level! The combination of flavours really is something so special.
We enjoyed our cheese platter for a lazy Sunday lunch with a bottle of sparkling Italian Rosé.
That made me feel super fancy, typing that. We even locked ourselves out on the deck so the kids wouldn’t hassle us too much.
We both agreed that we need to eat cheese platters as an entire meal on a MUCH more regular basis. More cheese = happier parents, which = happier families, which = happier communities. So basically, eating cheese is good for world peace.
I do try to do my little bit for the good of humanity.
Do let me know if you try this combination for your next entertaining platter! I’d love to hear what you think. Or if you want to save it for later, make sure you pin it to your recipe board on Pinterest!
Do you find yourself doing heaps of extra entertaining over the Christmas season? Who’s planned a menu for Christmas lunch already? We’re eating at Mum and Dad’s place, so I’m just bringing a salad and perhaps a dessert. It will all be fairly simple and casual.
I’d love to hear your feasting plans. It’s always fun to hear the difference between our Aussie summer Christmas fare and what our Northern Hemisphere friends do.
Wishing you a house full of sunshine!