Naturally-made cheese is a complex food. As a cheese ripens, it develops different flavors, aromas, and textures dependent upon the storage conditions. This blog post highlights how to store camembert, bloomy rinds, washed rinds, hard cheeses, alpine cheeses, cheddars, and blue cheeses.
When building a cheese plate, it is important to highlight the flavor profile and texture of each cheese and then find a balance of complimentary and contrasting flavors and textures in fruit, nuts, jams, chocolate, and more. Think color contrast and balance sweet and savory characteristics in a cheese board.
Learn the history and cheesemaking practices for fresh crottin. This blog post highlights how storing fresh crottin properly is important for rind development of the cheese. Crottin can be enjoyed as a soft and spreadable cheese or as a dense and crumbly cheese, depending on the age of the cheese. Learn how to store and ripen this special cheese.