I attended a birthday party for a five year old yesterday and brought along a cheese plate. Since there was to be a mix of wee 'uns and adults, I thought it would be nice to pick cheeses that wouldn't totally flummox the smalls and yet would still be tasty to the older, potentially more jaded palates of the grownups.
The four cheeses I included were Applewood smoked cheddar (English), piave mezzano (Italian), manchego (Spanish) and cambozola (German). I was surprised and pleased at how many parents commented on how much they enjoyed what to me were fairly basic choices and it made me think about what types of cheeses might lure more into our cheesy mousetrap.
What do you serve to people who aren't already obsessed with cheese?
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