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Food + the holidays. They just go hand in hand. I cannot tell you how many times I hear the phrase, “bring a plate to share” or “bring an appetizer”. How many of you can relate? I don’t know about you but my mind instantly goes to Easy. Pretty. Festive. Delicious wouldn’t be so bad either ;) Meat and cheese platters seem to fit those qualifications pretty well and this holiday season I’m taking it up a notch with these Elegant Christmas Cheese Platter Ideas using Tillamook Maker’s Reserve 2013 Vintage White Cheddar that you can find at Costco.
Christmas Cheese Platter Ideas
I’m a firm believers that presentation is everything and that’s something I take to heart in all things. Home decor, gift wrap, setting the table and FOOD. If presented right, a simple dish isn’t so simple anymore and becomes a work of art.
Tillamook Maker’s Reserve 2013 Vintage White Cheddar
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Tillamook cheese was always a staple in our home. I specially remember my mom only buying Tillamook when I was growing up and it has become a trusted brand that I now bring into our own home. I have alway enjoyed the flavors of all their cheeses and this one doesn’t disappoint!
This Maker’s Reserve 2013 Vintage White Cheddar is a delicious elegant cheese. It has a really bold but also smooth flavor. It’s made from the highest-quality milk and only two other ingredients, so you really get the true taste of aged cheddar.
Tillamook is produced in Tillamook, Oregon but you can purchase the Maker’s Reserve 2013 Vintage White Cheddar (18oz.) at select Costco stores in the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco Bay Area for $8.99. Click here for stores.
Also, I may have a tendency to purchase products based on their packaging and this vintage label is just everything. I love it so much. It also makes for a great display!
Christmas Tree Cheese Platter
Now that we’ve talked about how amazing the cheese is, it’s only appropriate that a cheese this elegant is presented properly for the holidays. I cut the cheese into squares and created this Christmas Tree Cheese Platter. I used a selection of meats to accent the tree along with fresh herbs and green olives. It was so simple to make, anyone can do it!
Cheese Wreath Platter
And if trees aren’t your thing, go with a Cheese Wreath Platter! I switched out my cutting board for this round one and placed all the cheese in a circle. It’s easy to make a perfect circle if you just follow the lines! I rolled a few pieces of prosciutto to look as flowers and then added fresh thyme and rosemary to look like greenery. All edible and all delicious.