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A good cheese plate is a balance of flavors

When composing a cheese plate, you want to create a mix of salty, sweet, sour, and bitter.

For the cheese, there should be a mixture of strong and mild/soft and hard textures.

Pair with a low carb dry wine, or a dry champagne. In other cultures, like France, it’s common to serve cheese as dessert.

Cheese plate ingredients:

  • Goat Cheese (smooth and mild)
  • Wedge of parmigiano-Reggiano (sharp, hard and salty)
  • Mixture of low carb berries (sweet and sour)
  • Crispy sage leaves (bitter, see recipe below)
  • Mix of regular and marcona almonds (salty)
  • Blue cheese stuffed olives (bitter, salty)

Fried sage leaves:

Heat 1/2” of oil in a pan and fry the individual leaves for several seconds until they just barely start to brown. Do not overcrowd the pan. Carefully move them onto a paper towel to dry and sprinkle with salt.