Serving Cheese at your Party?

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Since my new dive into the customer service side of Artisanal, I have been pleased to connect with our retail customer base who call us with questions and comments about our products. Those of you who I do speak with I try to show you that not only can Artisanal provide you with exceptional cheeses but we can also help you prepare for an event such as a wine tasting or a simple gathering with a few friends. We can also suggest a few delicious cheeses and beverages to pair. I strive to provide you with a unique experience because Artisanal is different from any other company.

I receive calls each day from new retail customers inquiring about certain cheeses as well as a variety of other cheese related questions.

Here is one of the more popular questions:
How much of each cheese do I need to order for my party?
Depending on how many people you are serving and how many cheeses are being purchased, I usually suggest around 1/2 to 1 oz. per cheese/per person. This way there will be enough for everyone and maybe just a little left over which is never a bad thing. For a cheese that has a much stronger flavor like Roquefort, Carles you could serve about 1/2 oz. as you don’t need as much because a little taste goes a long way. A superb mild flavored cheese like Nettle Meadow Kunik could be served in a 1oz portion because, well lets be honest, its hard to only eat one ounce of this amazing triple crème goat cheese.

For more information on how to compose the perfect cheese plate use the Artisanal CheeseClock or take a look at our Cheese Tips.

…And keep those questions coming, we encourage them!

-Chris Farris
Culinary Advisor/Customer Service

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One Response to “Serving Cheese at your Party?”

  1. wine and cheese gift Says:


    I prefer Gourmet Cheese because it comes in a large variety from the mild to the strong. However, at a party, I limit myself to 4 or 5 types of cheese that have a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and flavors.

    And, what do you say about having a fancy wine and gourmet cheese party?