Create the Perfect Cheese Plate!

This month we are featuring this perfectly put together cheese plate how-to-guide our friend Tristin Rieken, owner and writer of ONE armed MAMA , created for any special occasion! 

A cheese plate requires the perfect combination of flavors, fruits, nuts, and of course a balanced mix of semi-fresh and aged cheeses to wow your guest.

Using Tristin's simple guide we have made some recommendations using only Washington locally made artisan cheeses!

soft cheese: Mt. Townsend Seastack  aged cheese: Ferndale Farmstead Asiago Pressa firm cheese:  Scamorza blue cheese:Twin Sisters Creamery Whatcom Blue fresh cheese: Caciotta vessels (baguette rounds, crackers, breadsticks) jarred condiments (spread, jam, compote, honey or honeycomb, mustard)  cured meat (salami, pepperoni, calabrese, capicolla, prosciutto, artisan beef jerky) nuts and seeds (almonds, pecans, pistachios, pumpkin seeds) savory bites (olives, pickles, pickled beets, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, caramelized onions) dried fruit (dates, apricots, pears, cherries) fresh fruit (apples, grapes, cherries, figs, blackberries, nectarine)


soft cheese: Mt. Townsend Seastack 
aged cheese: Ferndale Farmstead Asiago Pressa
firm cheese:  Scamorza
blue cheese:Twin Sisters Creamery Whatcom Blue
fresh cheese: Caciotta
vessels (baguette rounds, crackers, breadsticks)
jarred condiments (spread, jam, compote, honey or honeycomb, mustard) 
cured meat
 (salami, pepperoni, calabrese, capicolla, prosciutto, artisan beef jerky)
nuts and seeds (almonds, pecans, pistachios, pumpkin seeds)
savory bites (olives, pickles, pickled beets, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, caramelized onions)
dried fruit (dates, apricots, pears, cherries)
fresh fruit (apples, grapes, cherries, figs, blackberries, nectarine)

To read Tristin's full blog and see what cheese platter she created go to ONE armed MAMA's website: how-to-create-cheese-plate