Portuguese Cheese Platter

This rustic cheese platter is a great way to start off your diner or for hosting a simple cheese and wine party. If I have a large crowd I also prepare a Portuguese Style Cold Cuts Anitpasti Platter.

I make this very often when I’m entertaining a large crowd for a diner party because it keeps the guests busy while I finish cooking dinner.

Portuguese Sangria is a perfect match with these appetizer trays.

You’ll need:

Wooden cutting board or large platter

Variety of sliced breads

Variety of Portuguese cheeses:

 Azeitão

 Évora cheese

 Nisa

 Pico

 São Jorge

 Serpa

 Serra da Estrela

 Condiments:

 Almonds

 Walnuts

 Fig jam

 Marmelada

(Portuguese Quince Jam)

 Preparation:

Arrange cheeses and breads around the outside of a large cutting board for a rustic effect.

Place almonds and fig jam in the center.You may also use Portuguese Marmelada and walnuts as a substitute for the figs and almonds or use any combination of spreads and nuts.

Serve with Portuguese dry or sweet wines, red, Port, or Madeira combination. Enjoy your cheese and wine party.

Here are some great articles on Portuguese Cheese: 

Perfect guide to Portuguese cheese by Catavino part 1-3

Part 1: The Ultimate User’s Guide to Portuguese Cheese | Catavino. July 20, 2009 | by Andrea Smith

Part 2. The Ultimate Guide to Portuguese Cheese/Catavino July 20, 2009 | by Andrea Smith

Part 3. The Ultimate Guide to Portuguese Cheese/Catavino July 20, 2009 | by Andrea Smith

 

 

 

Saveur Magazine – Portuguese Cheese

Formaggio Kitchen’s Cheese Blog-This blog has a great post on Portuguese cheese

Wine journalist Jamie Goodies Wine Blog – Portuguese cheese with Alentejo wine

catavino image credit catavino.net

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