Post # 1
I’m trying to tweak my registry and just searching websites. I found a lot of cheese platters/trays. Is it typical or normal to register for one? How often do people serve cheese? Maybe I’m just not fancy enough to have been at parties with them. I guess I just found it slightly commical the amount of platters I found for something that as far as I can think, can’t really serve more than the one purpose of serving cheese.
Post # 3
We registered for a cheese platter, and got it for Christmas. haha. We serve cheese and crackers at most gatherings, but nothing too fancy (I’m talking basic marble and cheddar with kiełbasa and triscuits). I figured I could use the cheese platter for other things too. It’s a nice wooden one, so I figure I could even use it for cupcakes, fruit, or even h’ors d’oeuvres. If you don’t think you’ll use it though, don’t register for it. You don’t want to have a house full of stuff you’ll never use.
Post # 4
well I serve large cheese/charcuterie/fruit/nut/jams platters all the time, but I just use a large cutting board or platter. not a cheese-specific platter. I think its a bit specific and overkill.
I dont think its necessary, especially if you dont think you would use it.
Post # 5
We registered for one board and cheese knives but actually got two, (matching ones). They’re both slate and come with chalk to label the offering. We use it everytime we have a party. I set out cheeses, crackers, olivers, tepanades, jams and fruits.
ours are like this one
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s necessary unless you like serving soft cheeses like PP’s picture and you are a total cheese foodie. If you are serving the standard snack cheese and cubes + crackers + salami, then I think you should just get a nice platter that can also be used for other things, like cookies or veggies.
One way to think of this is whether you really want to pack all of these one-use/purpose items when you move. I don’t know about you; I really hate packing and moving.
Post # 7
@Meowkers: wow – i have slate place settings (that could also double up as small platters). i never thought of writing on them with chalk – that’s an awesome idea 🙂