How does one determine how much cheese is needed? Here’s a rough guideline to help with cheese counts: If entertaining with other foods: 45-60 g per person; If it’s just wine and cheese: 120 g per person; If including a platter of hors d’oeuvres, pate, cold cuts, or salads: 60 g per person; To help get a better sense of portion sizes, a 1” cube of cheese is about 30 g.
Vary cheeses according to taste, texture, colour, and shape. Cut cheese into cubes, slices, sticks, and wedges.
Wine and cheese from the same regions make very good pairings. Following this idea, try pairing Black Diamond cheese with wines from Ontario’s Prince Edward County.
Ciders are continuously growing in popularity; so naturally, pairing with a marble cheddar cheese just makes sense.