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.
Wooden cutting board or large platter
Variety of sliced breads
Variety of Portuguese cheeses:
Serra da Estrela
(Portuguese Quince Jam)
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
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