Discover all the ways to enjoy cheese.
Cheese can be served on its own, matched with a glass of wine, presented on a cheese board or used in a favourite dish. See our recommendations on how to serve cheese.
How to serve the perfect cheese platter
Creating the perfect cheese platter
  • Offer three or four different styles of cheese on the platter. Alternatively, select one cheese, and serve it with several different accompaniments. Allow between 30g to 50g of cheese per person.
  • If you wish to match wine with several cheeses, select one style and serve a variety of cheese within this style to avoid major clashes.
  • Always serve ripe cheese (i.e. as close as possible prior to its 'best before' date) so that it's at its optimum flavour.
  • Allow cheese to come to room temperature which will help the flavours develop further.
  • Use a separate knife for each cheese to avoid cross contamination.
  • Keep the bread or biscuits simple as strong flavours will overwhelm the taste of the cheese.
The perfect cheeseboard
Delicious wine and cheese ´┐╝matching tips
  • Balance the flavour of the cheese with that of the wine. For example, the stronger and more mature the cheese, the richer and heavier the wine should be. The whiter and fresher the cheese, the crisper and fruitier the wine should be.
  • Sweetness in wine counterbalances the salt in cheese (which is why blue cheese partners well with dessert and fortified wines).
  • Perfumed or floral reds can be too overpowering with cheese, as are heavy tannic wines which steal the nutty richness of the cheese.
  • Generally speaking, if you had to select just one grape variety over any other to have with a cheese platter, the best wine is a Pinot Noir or a crisp white Pinot Gris.
  • Experiment with cheese and wine matching to discover your own preferences. It can provide entertaining ideas for a wine and cheese night with friends and family.
servings and recipes
soft white

Soft White

Soft white cheeses are best served with sweet figs, thick honey or crunchy walnuts.
washed rind

Washed Rind

Washed rind cheeses are the perfect match for toasted fruit bread, juicy pears, apples, sultanas or crisp hazelnuts.
blue vein

Blue Vein

Bring out the rich flavours of our Blue Vein cheese with Spiced Maple Syrup Dates or warm Fruit Bread.


Try our delicious Cheddar cheese with a generous helping of chutney.