When assembling a cheese tray, take 2 or 3 varieties of cheese – like cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack – and arrange on a platter with fruit and crackers.
Part-skim mozzarella has such a light flavour it can be paired with a wide range of foods. Meats like beef, pork or poultry are just as fitting as pasta, basil, olives, or sardines.
The key to the perfect wine and cheese pairing is balance. Make sure neither taste overpowers the other, that each brings out something in the other, and that you enjoy yourself.
When thinking of what to serve with cheese, consider cured meats such as Bresaola, Saucisson Sec, Prosciutto di Parma, or Serrano ham.