a simple cheese plate // summer entertaining

i really love finding cool ways to present the same old appetizers we always serve when we have our friends and family over. i found these boards and while back and finally pulled them out to serve a simple cheese selection for cocktail hour.

to create a well rounded plate, i included 3 different cheeses, one from each of the main "providers" :) a goat, a sheep and a cows milk cheese and completed them with a few olives and some dark chocolate.

it actually ended being the perfect presentation for a small group. We weren't pushing a big plate back and forth fighting for knives... we all had our own, perfectly portioned plates, to sit back and relax with. i set out a small bowl of crackers for sharing and served with a yummy mangomosa i talked about in this post on monday! was the perfect pre-dinner treat as we enjoyed the summer evening.