How can you tell if you have allowed enough cheese for the number of guests attending the cocktail party or dinner? It’s not always easy to tell, so here are a few tips!
Cheese board accompanying a generous buffet: allow 40 to 80g of cheese per person depending on the size of the buffet. Plain bread is the perfect accompaniment so as to avoid mixing too many flavors.
Cheese-only buffet: allow 150g to 250g of cheese per person and vary the bread flavors (wholemeal, granary, plain, rye, dried fruit and walnut, etc).
Meal entirely made up of cheese: allow 250g of cheese per person and vary the bread flavors (wholemeal, granary, plain, rye, dried fruit and walnut, etc) to give each mouthful new flavors.
Cheese and cold meat buffet: allow 200g of cheese, 150g of cold meats and the equivalent of one baguette of bread per person. You can vary the type of bread (dried fruit or walnut bread), but don’t use more than two types.
Cheese and wine evening : allow 1 bottle of wine for 3 people, 250g of cheese and the equivalent of one baguette of bread per person. Here again, no more than two different types of bread.
Seated meal: allow between 60 and 80g of cheese per person. The higher the number of guests, the less cheese you should allow per person, as people’s appetites vary greatly.
Seated meal for 4 people: allow around 350g. As cheese keeps well, do not worry about over-estimating.