Everybody loves a cheese plate. Whether it's the first thing you eat at a party or the last, the spread rarely goes untouched and is often the biggest hit of the night. The risk with a party favorite like this, however, is that everybody's serving them and can become somewhat generic. Not yours, however! Because your cheese plate is about to get an upgrade.
We at HuffPost Taste love cheese so much that we are focused on keeping the plate fresh, exciting and the life of the party. There are two components to consider: the cheese itself and the products that accentuate the cheese.
We're focusing on the latter in this post. From one-of-a-kind jams to broader presentation ideas, there are a ton of ways to make your cheese plate shine.
You'll also want to consider what the group size you're entertaining. Cheese expert at Boston-based Formaggio Kitchen David Robinson told HuffPost Taste that versatility is key for larger gatherings. For smaller groups, Robinson recommends more specialized pairings.
Here are 10 great ways to upgrade your cheese plate.