Roll Out a New Format for Fromage With Composed Cheese Plates

Kate Leahy

Search Instagram for #sadcheese and it becomes all too clear that sometimes even cheese can be depressing, especially when paired with limp Granny Smith slices and a few stray almonds. But in the right hands, cheese plates are anything but morose. The key is treating the course with the same care as any other, ensuring the cheeses are properly stored and served—you know, the way the French have done it for years.

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