A platter containing a variety of cheese and crackers is fantastic party fare. They can be served as an appetizer, or they can become a tasty forerunner to a delicious meal. When trying to create an impressive spread, use one or more of these fancy ways to serve cheese and crackers. The way they are presented is just as important as the appearance of the main course. A professional caterer or chef is not required. When striving to serve ordinary food in fancy and impressive ways, you can deliver something extraordinary using just a little time and lots of imagination.
Serve Wedges of Cheese and Crackers Under Glass
Food of any type is only as fancy as the way in which it is presented. When seeking elaborate ways to serve cheese and crackers, consider putting it on a pedestal. Place small wedges on pedestals with clear glass domed lids. Even the most inexpensive cheeses will look and taste fantastic when presented in an elaborate way. People will be expecting the very best when appetizers are served under glass.
Form a Cheese Ball into Something More Interesting
Cheese balls that are comprised of a variety of soft cheeses are popular, and they are often covered in chopped pecans or walnuts with crackers on the side. Instead of creating a typical ball, make it far more fancy and appropriate for the occasion. Consider creating a specific shape such as a pumpkin, a heart, a musical note or a flower. Use a variety of nuts that have been chopped and slivered to create fine details, and surround it with an array of unique crackers.
Surround a Wheel of Brie with Fresh Berries
Fresh fruit and cheese are a fabulous combination. As the photo shows, it can look amazing. Begin by placing a large wheel of brie on a pretty platter. Surround it with a generous combination of freshly washed and dried raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. Serve crackers in a fancy dish on the side. The display will look fantastic, and the contents will taste even better. Absolutely anyone can recreate the cheese and fruit display in the photo.
Display Wheels in Graduating Sizes on a Pretty Pedestal
If you are expecting a large crowd at your party or event, buy wheels of cheese in graduating sizes. Soft varieties such as brie are best for spreading on crackers. Display the wheels from largest to smallest. It is an appetizer that can be called a real cheesecake, but it will not contain sugar. Make a fancy display by placing the wheels on a pretty cake platter or pedestal, and surround them with fresh edible blooms, nuts and/or berries. Use a large enough platter and the stacked wheels can be surrounded with a variety of crackers. The fancy display will make a dramatic impression, and it will look more like a fine dessert than a stack of delicious cheeses with crackers on the side.
Source: Food Experimentation and Display Experience