How To Make a Cheese Platter

Below are some Tasmanian inspired ingredient suggestions to make an impressive cheese platter, perfect for summer entertaining, to take to the polo, or to pack up and take with you on your next road trip!

Adapted from: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/11/12/how-to-make-a-cheese-platter-for-entertaining/

Ingredients

3 assorted cheeses:
Soft cheese, semi-hard cheese, hard cheese (Coal River Farm, Elgaar Farm, Southern Sky Cheese Company)

Savoury extras:
Raw or roasted hazelnuts (Hazelbrae Hazelnuts)
Salami, smoked beef (Real Beef)
Ham (Mount Gnomon Farm)
Hot smoked salmon or salmon rillettes (41 Degrees South Tasmania)
Dips, pesto (Trio of Dips, Lentara Grove, Thirlstane Gardens)
Baguette (Apiece, Manubread, Sandy’s Sourdough)
Olive oil crackers (Lentara Grove)

Sweet extras:
Berries (Bridgenorth Berries, Sheffield Berry Gardens, Westerway Raspberry Farm)
Cherries (Ferniehurst Cherries, Richmond Cherries)
Apricots (Penna Valley Farm)
Sliced apple/pear (Windara Orchard)
Jams, jellies, honey (Rocky Gardens, Vix Kitch, Honey Tasmania, West-bee Honey, Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes)
Dessert olives (Mt Direction Olives)
Fruit flavoured walnuts (a pinch of)