Should I ever be convicted of anything heinous, let it be known I would like this cheese platter to be my last meal on earth.
If you’re currently planning a dinner party let this by your visual guide – for this is truly the greatest bounty I have ever seen. Cheese, cured meats, olives, fruits, bread, nuts – if it had any more going on it could give Dame Edna’s wardrobe a run for its money.
Notice in particular the honeycomb – it goes remarkably well with brie and other soft cheeses yet it’s so often neglected by cheese board-architects. It can be hard to find, so try – they’re some of the biggest producers of the stuff in Australia.
Also be sure to clap your eyes on the figs strewn all over the shop like they were just haphazardly thrown there by some kind of passionate Italian sommelier. It’s enough to get one’s blood pumping and I haven’t even mentioned the wine yet. But while we’re at it, white wine actually goes better with cheese because it has less tannins and cheese is inherently salty. If you’re like me, however, only a red will do – my bet is for something mature yet inoffensive like this .
The whole thing just adds up to decadence on a plate.
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