Conventional wisdom says a cheese plate should include a blue cheese, a firm cheese, such as cheddar, and a creamy one, such as brie. Since you determine the quantity you buy, it’s easy to stick to – or eat up! – your budget. Nuts, fresh and dried fruits, and Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps complete this mise en scène.
High: (clockwise from top left) Glengarry Canadian Celtic blue cheese, $45, Balderson 5-year Canadian cheddar, $17, Tournevent Chèvre Noir Canadian aged goat cheddar, $9, Alexis de Portneuf Le Cendrillon soft ripened Canadian goat cheese, $7, Cahill’s Irish Porter cheddar, $7, Whole Foods Market. Antique round pizza board , $311, Angus & Company.