Here are some tips to curate the perfect selection of cheeses:
1) Include a variety of cheeses: aged, firm, soft, and blue. Four to six selections are ideal. Also, choose from a variety of cow, goat, and sheep milk cheeses, as each type of milk offers singular characteristics. And don’t overlook vegan nut milk cheeses. There are some excellent ones out there. (We’re particularly fond of Miyoko's Creamery in Sonoma!)
2) To further diversify, consider choosing cheeses from around the world. Or enjoy a “local study” of a variety of cheeses from your area.
3) Portion approximately one ounce of each cheese per person. And if you are featuring a particularly popular cheese, buy a little extra.