This book succeeds by matching some of the world’s greatest cheeses with unexpected, seasonally inspired flavors and textures, and presents a composed cheese plate as a fun, modern, and accessible option for delicious entertaining. Master sophisticated hosting with acclaimed chef-fromager Tia Keenan’s foolproof pairings and quick recipes for elegant cheese plates and inspired accompaniments. A perfect gift for any host or cheese lover, The Art of the Cheese Plate offers clear directions and expert tips for perfect cheese plates and creative condiments. Full provenance information and tasting notes enable the reader to find or substitute the cheeses according to availability, season, and taste. Recipes are quick and simple, utilizing a few key techniques. Delight in each unexpected combination!