Cheese need not stand alone! Composing the Cheese Plate isn’t just another cheese book — it’s a gateway into the wonderful world of pairing and plating your favorite cheeses with dozens of sweet and savory condiments. Fromager Brian Keyser and pastry chef Leigh Friend provide inventive recipes that go way beyond the average crackers and jam. Instead, think chutneys, pestos, purees, whole grain mustards, fruit curds, nut brittles, pickles, honeys, and more!
Included are 70 recipes for cheese accompaniments and the philosophy behind pairing flavors, notes on affinage, seasonality, and presentation, a cheese cutting guide, cheese and condiment pairing guides, and everything you’d ever want to know about cheese so you can create impressive, unique cheese boards for your next party or gathering.
Bore you with the same typical cheese plate advice you’ve already heard before? Nah. Not us. Instead we explain how to include something so that everyone—even the pregnant and the lactose intolerant—can partake.