What is a cheese platter?
A cheese platter is an assortment of cheeses artfully arranged on a cutting board or a table. In addition to cheese, platters may include an assortment of cured meats along with fruits, vegetables, nuts, jams, and bread or crackers.
What should I serve a cheese platter on?
A stone, marble, or wooden cutting board is ideal for a cheese platter. You can also choose a slate or chalkboard surface on which you can write the names of cheeses in chalk.
What's the right amount of cheese per person?
As an appetizer or snack, you can plan on two ounces of cheese and charcuterie per person. If the cheese platter is the main culinary event of the evening, you should plan on closer to five ounces per person.