Build your own artisan Cheese Platter – Award Winning Goat and Cow Milk Cheeses
When building an artisan cheese plate you should consider various types of cheeses. Here we have paired what we think are our best artisan cheeses from The Old Windmill Dairy. Each category allows you to choose which chevre/ cream cheeses you want with semi hard cheeses and bloomy rinds. In the Chevre ( a creamy goat cheese) / Cream Cheese (cow’s milk cream cheese) we have paired our most popular flavors together. The same is true for our semi hard cheeses like; cream jacks, goudas and cheddars.
When designing your party size cheese platter consider the tastes of everyone coming to the party. Lay out the cheeses to create valleys and natural pairings. Include whole figs, pistachio nuts, pecan, sweet short break cookies, fresh fruit, cucumber slices, pickled green beans or various pickled vegetables. Water crackers, thin sliced bread.
When designing your platter think of rich colors that contrast such as red radishes, pickled green beans, adding edible flowers, pickled carrots, dried cranberries.
|Chevre or Cream Cheese||
Chili N Hot Chevre (NM Green Chile, Jalapeno & Garlic) & Holy Chipotle Chevre (Smokey Chipotle, Heart of Chile Cream Cheese – artichoke hearts and NM green chile & Fromage with Herbs (Rosemary & Garlic), Lemon Lavender White Chocolate Chevre & Heavenly Clouds of White Chocolate & Raspberry Chevre, Pesto N Pine Nuts Chevre & Country Thyme Chevre (Sage, Thyme and Garlic), Pesto N Pine Nuts Chevre & Figs and Cream Chevre, Pesto N Pine Nuts Chevre & Holy Chipotle Chevre
Jemez Spring – ash veined cow’s milk cheese with a bloomy rind & NM Blue Cheese, Sangre De Cristo – triple cream style cow’s milk brie – has chipotle and garlic and a nice kick & New Mexico Blue (Cow’s milk blue Cheese), Valle Verde – triple cream style brie with NM green chile – a great green chile flavor with little heat & Jemez Spring (cow milk ash veined cheese)
|Semi Hard Cheeses||
Cow’s Milk Gouda – Caraway Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Cows Milk Gouda – NM Cumin Gouda & Smoked Gouda, Happy Jack – Habanero, Apricot Creamy Jack – cow’s milk & Black Jack (cow’s milk peppercorn jack), Happy Jack – Habanero, Apricot Creamy Jack – cow’s milk & Sandia Sunrise Goat Smoked Gouda, McIntosh Cave Aged goat Cheese – cross between mild manchego and cheddar & Sandia Sunrise Goat Smoked Gouda