A delightful cheese and cracker plate is a great go-to to always have on hand. It is convenient for a pre-dinner snack if for some reason you are eating later, and is especially great for anytime you have company over, whether for a short visit or a meal. Now that spring is here, we are breaking out our nice white serving dishes and beginning to assemble some great lighter, fresher cheese slates. You always want to try to use seasonal items, and fresh fresh fresh ingredients.
Here I have gathered some fresh parsley and wild chives from outside in our garden to garnish with some true edibles that compliment the tastes. I added some fresh strawberries and freshly baked french baguette as well. Then of course there are the cheeses - you don't want to go too overboard crowding your plate, but you want to have a selection of at least 2 or 3 different tastes.
To create a beautiful cheese plate, you need to start with the base. Here, I started with a great white rectangular plate. (Shop our favorite plates and serving options below). Next, since I totally have the spring bug and wanted to bring some freshness to the plate I selected some fresh herbs from outside to use as a base and garnish on the dish. If you have some fresh arugula or lavender those are some favorites I like to use as well. For the cheeses, I really wanted a nice balance of textures and flavors. I went with Manchego which is lighter in flavor, a Bella Vitano Merlot cheese which is a little stronger and drier, and a Honey infused Goat Cheese which was just the right balance of sweetness, and spreadable. With the variety of cheeses I wanted at least 2 starches, so I chose a thin cracker, and the fresh french baguette. Strawberries added a final note of spring freshness (and I would have loved to have some fresh blackberries, they would have paired perfectly with the goat cheese).
In the midst of creating a plate, don't forget about some other important elements. A small simple Spring flower arrangement adds to the decor and atmosphere (here I used some simple daisies presented in one of our reclaimed mason jar vases). Don't forget about the napkins so you don't have to hunt for them later. (Our are from World Market!). Lastly, the wine or beverage. We paired this plate with some refreshing Rose wines with fruity notes, and had some of our re-purposed tile coasters handy for people to use with their glass.
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FROM PULP STUDIOS COLLECTION
Reused Mason Jars hand painted.
Chalk paint can be distressed and antiqued if desired.
We are able to create virtually any color/combination. Current in-stock colors are below - if you do not see the exact color you want, send us a note and we will get it for you.
These are perfect for Bulk Orders on Weddings, Showers, Centerpieces for Dinner Parties/Events, or around your home for flowers, pens/pencils, and home decor. With the wide range of pallet and finish possibilities they work well with any style of decor.
We do not paint the insides of the jars so they can be safely filled with water or other items. A clear protective coat is added to all jars.
Do not clean in submerged water or dishwasher. Spot clean lightly with a damp cloth.
Please let us know if you would like your jar dipped in glitter.
We will include original lids and seals with the jar if we have one.
Each jar is made to order - custom colors and bulk orders are welcome.
Please inquire if you would like the rim of your jars tied with string or ribbon - we can offer this for a small fee per order.
Wine Cork Food Picks
Get ready to entertain your guests with these food picks, great for any brunch, barbecue, cocktail party or event.
Our picks are made from re-purposed wine corks, hand stamped with "eat", and "yum" on one side, and a heart on the other.
(Also have "veg" available for our vegetarian or vegan friends).
Great for wedding or anniversary events as we can hand stamp the initials of the couple on the cork as well.
As always, we take custom requests, please just contact us.
Each set is sold in a group of 12.
Design Tile - Florals
Reclaimed ceramic tiles, hand finished with high quality paper and sealed for protection.
Floral on Off-White or Black background - both prints make a great set.
Use as coasters, nameplates, wall decor, or outside the box ideas like save the date, events, announcements, hostess & housewarming gifts, or just because.
Tiles are sold individually - customize your order and how many you want.
All tiles shown are 4"x4" - If you want a different size please contact us.
Images shown are a set of 4.
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