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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That "Honey Pairing" Plate 🍯 as seen on @ThatCheesePlate. I always love using sweet dips to pair with savory cheese. Excited to highlight one of my favorite small businesses, @beeseasonalhoney. Bee Seasonal aims to source honey made by natural and organic beekeeping. By partnering with responsible beekeepers that follow organic production guidelines, they support sustainability and a more transparent food chain. ⁣ ⁣ We made this plate with four honeys from their Harvest 001, sourced from Brazil. Here are our favorite honey and cheese pairings, put on the board first. ⁣ ⁣ STEP 1 - CHEESE (and honey): Marmelerio ( Floral, slightly fruity)  and Smoked Gouda, Silvestre (Floral, herbaceous, orange peel) and French Brie, Angico ( Fruity, tropical blossom, slightly floral)  and Goat Brie, Aroeira (Nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper, anis) and Blue⁣ STEP 2 - MEAT: Salami⁣ STEP 3 - PRODUCE: Persimmons, Raspberries, Blackberries, Dried Apricots and Pomegranate, ⁣ STEP 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers and Mixed Nuts⁣ STEP 5 - DIPS: Placed in step 1! ⁣ STEP 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary, Thyme and Yellow Roses⁣ ⁣ Harvest 001 is available on Amazon, check the link in @ThatCheesePlate's bio. ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #BeeSeasonalCheese @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Cheesegiving” Plate 🧀 This was my favorite creation on @thatcheeseplate last year. Love all of the colors and yummy pairings. What are you adding to your Thanksgiving cheese plate?⁣ ⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Goat Brie, Landaff from @jasperhillfarm, Midnight Moon by @cypressgrovers, Delice de Bourgogne⁣ 2 - MEAT: Salami, Prosciutto⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberries ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Candied Walnuts, Pistachios, Seeded Crackers ⁣ 5 - DIPS: Cherry Compote, @thetruffleist Honey ⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Dried Mandarins, Rosemary, Flowers (remove before serving!)⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That "Pre-Meal Feast" Plate as seen on @ThatCheesePlate. We're in the Thanksgiving mindset and bringing you all of the cheese plate ideas to prepare for your gathering. Teamed up with  @rothcheese for this seasonal plate created on a 15" lazy susan. This can feed up to 15 people for a starter before the big meal. ⁣ ⁣ 1 - CHEESE: We used a variety of hard, soft and funky cheese on this plate from @rothcheese. Smoked Gouda, Buttermilk Blue, Cranberry Cinnamon Chèvre and Grand Cru. ⁣ 2 - MEAT: Salami and Prosciutto River⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Pomegranates, Dried Apricots, Fresh Cranberries, Golden Raisins and Blackberries ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Mixed Nuts, Spiced Pecans and Wheat Crackers⁣ 5 - DIP: Bourbon Berry Jam⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary and Dried Rose Petals ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #Sponsored @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Fryday” Plate 🍟 I know it’s Monday, but every day is an excuse to eat french fries. Excited to release our first episode of That Cheese Chat! Taking the time to sit down with friends in the creative industries, while building (and eating) a cheese plate using the @cheesebynumbers method. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Our first episode features Bridgette Zou (@thechairmanzou), previously Brand Manager for Eleven Madison Park + The Nomad Hotel, who embarked on her own journey following her passion for art and inspirational quotes with @thisfeelsnice. She brought us three items for the cheese plate with a story behind each.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ BUILD IT YOURSELF:⁣⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Camembert, Ossau-Iraty, Chili and Lemon Marinated Goat Cheese⁣⁣ 2 - MEAT: Prosciutto⁣⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Cherry Tomatoes, Radishes, Persian Cucumbers, Castelvetrano Olives⁣⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: French Fries, Pistachios, Flatbread Crackers⁣⁣ 5 - DIP: Honey Mustard⁣⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Thyme, Roses⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Full interview posted on @thatcheeseplate and our brand new YouTube channel (That Cheese Plate) Filming by: @alexasanroman + @lopardomusic Editing by: @alexasanroman + @marissamullen

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🧀GIVEAWAY CLOSED🧀 That “Friendsgiving” Plate! We collaborated with @jarlsberg_ last year curating these cute #CheeseByNumbers maps and it’s time for an epic giveaway! One winner will receive everything on this plate including a @usaboska cheeseboard and cheese planer. Follow the key and build it yourself for the holidays.⁣ ⁣ TO ENTER: Tag two friends in the comments and be sure to follow @thatcheeseplate for more updates! ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: @jarlsberg_ ⁣ 2 - MEAT: Hard Salami⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Dried Apricots, Fresh Figs, Raspberries, Golden Raspberries, Dried Cherries⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Candied Walnuts, Seeded Crackers ⁣ 5 - DIP: N/A⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary, Star Anise, Cinnamon Sticks ⁣ ⁣ These maps are a little sneak peek at what’s to come with our new cookbook, “That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life” out in 2020 ⚡️ Illustration by @saragilanchi

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Impress The Guests” Plate – Taking it to the next level with this ultimate holiday cheese plate. With @WholeFoods’ amazing assortment of cheese and accoutrements, I used unique cutting techniques, tasty pairings and an array of color to make this plate stand out. ⁣ ⁣ I’m also excited to announce that I will be hosting a cheese board demo at @WholeFoods in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this Saturday, 11/9, from 2-3PM! Sample their specialty meat and cheese selection for the holidays, get pairing tips from their Certified Cheese Professionals and learn to make a plate like this from yours truly. More info in my bio! ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 – CHEESE: Sartori Rum Runner BellaVitano , Hervé Mons 1924 Blue Cheese, Cypress Grove Midnight Moon and Kaasaggio Originale Gouda⁣ 2 – MEAT: @Creminelli Prosciutto and Varzi, Gusto Genoa Salami ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Dried Figs, Dried Cranberries, Castelvetrano Olives and Grilled Marinated Artichokes ⁣ 4 – CRUNCH: Fig and Olive Crackers and Marcona Almonds⁣ 5 - DIP: Bourbon Berry Jam from @BonniesJams⁣ 6 – GARNISH: Fresh Rosemary and Thyme ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #Sponsored #Cheeseboards #MakesMeWhole @wholefoods @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Easy Gathering” Plate 🧀 ⁣ ⁣ I teamed up with @WholeFoods to bring you the ultimate holiday cheese plates! First up is this starter plate, perfect for beginners. I recently met with Susan, the Certified Cheese Professional behind the cheese counter at their Williamsburg location, to get some of her tips and a sneak peek of the best #WholeFoodsMarket has to offer this holiday season. Here’s what she shared:⁣ ⁣ - Always have a nice variety of cheese flavors and textures⁣ - Be sure to preslice your cheeses (get creative!)⁣ - Play with a fun sweet-vs-savory pairing⁣ ⁣ See a full behind the scenes of building this board on our story and check out the link in bio for more tips from @WholeFoods. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ KEY⁣⁣ 1 – CHEESE: MonS Camembert, Barber's 1833 cheddar and Roth Pavino⁣⁣ 2 – MEAT: Gusto Genoa #SalamiRiver ⁣⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Pomegranate Seeds ⁣⁣ 4 – CRUNCH: Crackers and spiced pecans (Caramelized walnuts are a great addition as well for the holidays!)⁣⁣ 5 - DIP: Cranberry Cherry Cabernet Jam from @BonniesJams ⁣⁣ 6 – GARNISH: Fresh rosemary⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #SwipeToBuild #Cheeseboards #MakesMeWhole #Sponsored @wholefoods @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Turkey Day” Plate as seen on @thatcheeseplate 🧀 It’s officially November, which means HOLIDAY SZN. Coming in hot with this cute lil turkey plate inspired by my friend @asideofsweet! ⁣ ⁣ This plate was easier to build by layers, so we built it slightly different than the usual Cheese By Numbers method. ⁣ ⁣ SHOPPING LIST:⁣ 🧀: Goat Brie, Cheddar and Gouda⁣ 🥓: Genoa Salami and Salami Calabrese ⁣ 🥒: Cucumbers, Orange and Yellow Peppers, Black Olives, Dried Apricots, Dried Cranberries ⁣ 🥐: Pecans ⁣ 🌿: Rosemary + Dried Flowers⁣ ⁣ TO BUILD: ⁣ STEP 1: Goat Brie, Genoa Salami⁣ STEP 2: Sliced Cucumbers, Apricots STEP 3: Cheddar, Salami Calabrese ⁣ STEP 4: Sliced Cucumbers, Gouda⁣ STEP 5: Dried Cranberries, Pecans ⁣ STEP 6: Turkey Face (Orange + Yellow Peppers, Black Olives and Salami), Dried Flowers, Rosemary and additional Black Olives for garnish⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #ThatCheesePlate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Veggie Variety” Plate as seen on @thatcheeseplate 🧀 When you have one friend who’s gluten-free, one friend who’s dairy-free and one who eats all of the cheese and meat, it’s time to get creative. ⁣ ⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Cashew Cheese Dip, Goat Brie + Gruyere ⁣ 2 - MEAT: Salami River ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Sugar Snap Peas, Rainbow Carrots, Radishes, Persian Cucumbers⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Gluten Free Crackers and Mixed Nuts ⁣ 5 - DIP: Garlic Hummus and Olive Tapenade ⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Marigolds, Rosemary, Thyme and a Gourd (added first)⁣ ⁣ #SwipeToBuild #CheeseByNumbers

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It’s officially been six months freelance. Taking a minute to reflect on the past few months. For almost six years, @ThatCheesePlate was my space to escape from my fast-paced life in the music industry. It was my little passion project, connecting friends, family and providing me an activity that encouraged creativity and gratitude. Cheese plates are still my form self-care, but when you turn your passion to a business, everything changes a bit. There’s a lot more pressure to succeed. ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes I need to just take a minute to reconnect. Sharing these cheese plates in person with friends and with you on Instagram brings me so much joy. This little plate here was inspired by that feeling, and keeping that feeling alive. I blasted some music, settled into my workspace and did what I do best. Never forget the passion that drives you. Thank you for following along and sharing your creations with me on both @ThatCheesePlate and @CheeseByNumbers. Thank you for coming to the workshop and events. I’m a true believer that cheese plates bring people together and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else! ⁣ ⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Camembert, Gruyere and Gouda⁣ 2 - MEAT: Salami and Prosciutto⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Blueberries, Dried Apricots, Raspberries, Pomegranate⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers, Mixed and Spiced Nuts⁣ 5 - DIP: Berry Jam⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Dried Edible Flowers + Rosemary ⁣ ⁣ Song: Back In My Body by @MaggieRogers⁣ ⁣ #ThatCheesePlate #CheeseByNumbers

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Scorpio” Plate 〰️ Oct 23rd - Nov 22nd ♏️🦂🧀 Scorpios are passionate, fierce and somewhat mysterious. Scorpio is represented by the color red - We used pomegranates, raspberries and dried flowers to surround the Scorpio prosciutto river. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Scorpio cheese pairing: Gouda and dark chocolate. A decadent duo with some unexpected tasting notes. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ To celebrate Scorpio season, we just announced a new event for BOSTON! Head over to @thatcheeseclass for more info. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ KEY⁣⁣⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Goat Gouda and Aged Gouda ⁣⁣⁣ 2 - MEAT: A prosciutto river in Scorpio’s symbol⁣⁣⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Black grapes, raspberries + pomegranate ⁣⁣⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Dark chocolate, fruit and nut crisps, candied pecans⁣⁣⁣ 5 - DIPS: Black Cherry Preserves ⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Dried flowers⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Upstate” Plate as seen on @thatcheeseplate yesterday 🧀 We’re currently in upstate NY and soaking in this fall foliage. Found this large baking tray at our air bnb for the cheese plate and made this creation! ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: @cypressgrovers Midnight Moon, @frenchcheesecorner French Brie, @mariekegouda Aged Gouda, Red Rock and @carrvalley Smoked Apple Cheddar⁣ 2 - MEAT: @creminelli Spicy Sopressata, Prosciutto and Salami Piccante⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Strawberries, Raspberries, Dried Cranberries and Dried Apricots ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Mixed Nuts, Spiced Pecans and @lesleystowe Raincoast Crisps ⁣ 5 - DIP: Fig Jam⁣ 6 - GARISH: Rosemary and colorful leaves from outside! ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #ThatCheesePlate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Ghosted” Plate 👻 The spooky plates continue! Two things to remember this Halloween season: If someone ghosts you, cheese will always be there. If you ghost someone for cheese, that’s fine. ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Gruyere, Red Rock and Brie (cut with a ghost shaped cookie cutter)⁣ 2- MEAT: Salame Calabrese ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Dried Apricots, Dried Figs and Black Grapes⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Fruit and Nut Crackers, Mixed Nuts ⁣ 5 - DIP: N/A⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Dried Flowers and a Mini Pumpkin. It’s easier to add garnish first if it’s a larger decorative piece. ⁣ ⁣ See more on @thatcheeseplate’s stories! ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “English Countryside” Plate 🧀 I’ve been in London for the past few days and collected some goodies along the way. Put them together to make this cute little plate! KEY 1 - CHEESE: St Cera from @neals_yard_dairy and Gruyere Reserve from @paxtonscheese 2- MEAT: Dry Cured Ham 3 - PRODUCE: Sliced Orange 4 - CRUNCH: Beet and Sweet Potato Crisps 5 - DIP: @paxtonscheese Apricot Jam 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary, lavender, flowers from the garden and gourds to decorate See more behind the plate at @ThatCheesePlate #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #ThatCheesePlateTravels @thatcheeseplate

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That “Trick or Treat” Plate 🎃 We have a few spooky plates coming you way this season! ⁣⁣Here’s one of our favorites, garnished with some fake eyeballs 👀 ⁣⁣ Shopping List 〰️⁣⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Jarlsberg, Cheddar, Brie ⁣⁣ 2 - MEAT: Genoa Salami⁣⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Pomegranates, Blackberries, Crab Apples, Fresh Cranberries, Dried Apricots ⁣⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Mixed Nuts, Dark Chocolate, Candy Corn, Fruit + Nut Crackers⁣⁣ 5 - DIP: Fig Jam 6 - GARNISH: Pomegranate Seeds, Rosemary, Dried Roses, Fake Eyeballs (don’t eat those 😜) ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Plate: 15” Lazy Susan ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Song: Disturbia by @badgalriri ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheeseVideo

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Pantry Party” Plate 🧀 Sometimes you can find all of the items you need for a cheese plate right in your kitchen. I typically love fresh produce, but dried fruits last much longer if you buy in bulk! ⁣ ⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Brie and Cheddar⁣ 2 - MEAT: Salami Calabrese ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Cornichons, Dried Apricots, Dried Cherries ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers, Mixed Nuts ⁣ 5 - DIP: Grain Mustard⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Dried Thyme ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #ThatCheesePlate @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Libra” Plate 〰️ A Sept 23rd - Oct 22nd ♎️⚖️🌻It’s all about balance and harmony. Libra is an air signed ruled by Venus. Charming and caring, Libras are always making sure the group is having a good time. For this plate we chose fondue with assorted items to dip. Libras are the first to share but can’t decide on just one pairing. ⁣Tag your Libra friends! ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Cheese fondue and Gruyere⁣ 2 - MEAT: A prosciutto river in Libra’s symbol⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Roasted baby potatoes, purple potatoes, colorful cauliflower, radishes and romanesco⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Toasted bread and spiced pecans⁣ 5 - DIPS: N/A⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary + dried lavender ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatAstrologyPlate #ThatLibraPlate @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Almost Autumn” Plate 🍁 The first day of fall is next week and I am READY. Used a leaf-shaped cookie cutter to make this autumnal Gouda (cookie cutter trick inspired by the cheese board queen @ainttooproudtomeg) and garnished with some fun food-grade dried flowers. ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Aged Gouda, Sharp Cheddar⁣ 2 - MEAT: Salami River ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: White Nectarines, Blackberries, Blueberries and Dried Apricots ⁣(Forgot to take a photo of this slide!) 4 - CRUNCH: Butter Crackers, Leaf Cookies and Mixed Nuts ⁣ 5 - DIP: Apple Butter⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary and Dried Strawflowers ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild @thatcheeseplate

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100K!!! This is crazy. It all started with my main account, @ThatCheesePlate. I put together a book proposal for the “Cheese By Numbers” method and was rejected by 20+ publishers. I decided to make this Instagram to prove that Cheese By Numbers is a concept people would enjoy. This account grew rapidly over the past year and I ended up with two cheese Instagrams to keep up with 😂 Life works in funny ways. My Cheese By Numbers book is finally coming to life in 2020 - Preorder coming soon!⁣ ⁣⁣ For those wondering the difference between my two accounts - @ThatCheesePlate is the community. I repost your plates, post my cheese plates, highlight my events, travel stories, videos + cheese memes (we all need more of those)⁣ ⁣ @CheeseByNumbers is the HOW-TO method behind the plates on @ThatCheesePlate. I post original #SwipeToBuild photo series and custom Cheese By Number maps illustrated by the talented @saragilanchi. Follow one, follow both, whatever you want to do. So excited to show you what we have in store!

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ Tray table edition. That “Autumnal In Flight” Plate. Making a cheese plate on a flight is actually a relaxing activity for those with plane anxiety, or if you want to pass the time with a fun snack. Join in on the fun with our #InFlightCheesePlateChallenge ✈️🧀 Thanks for these goodies @wisconsincheese + @fromagination! ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Hook’s 5-Year Cheddar, @sartoricheese Bellavitano, @rothcheese Grand Cru ⁣ 2 - MEAT: @undergroundmeats Saucisson Sec ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Green Apple⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: @potterscrackers, Almonds + Pumpkin Bread ⁣ 5 - DIPS: @quinceandappleco Cranberry Relish⁣ 6 - GARNISH: The fact that you’re on an airplane with a fancy cheese plate ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild @marissamullen @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Solo Lunch” Plate 🧀 Heading to Wisconsin today with @wisconsincheese for all of the cheese adventures. Cleaned out the fridge before I left with this lil’ plate. Check out @ThatCheesePlate’s stories for my travel content this weekend! ⁣ ⁣ The Plate: A small dinner plate from my cabinet. I bet you have one too. You really don’t need a fancy platter to make a cheese plate! ⁣ ⁣ 1 - CHEESE: @dorothycreamery Keep Dreaming + Provolone⁣ 2 - MEAT: @creminelli Genoa Salami⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Blueberries, Dried Apricots + Green Olives⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: @firehook Crackers + Mixed Nuts⁣ 5 - DIPS: @dalmatia_spreads Sour Cherry Jam ⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary + Dired Lavender ⁣ ⁣ See a video version of this plate on @ThatCheesePlate⁣ ⁣ #SwipeToBuild #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate @thatcheeseplate

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🥓 HOW-TO PROSCIUTTO RIVER 🥓 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Another frequently requested tutorial! The prosciutto river is even easier than the salami river. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1 - Take a slice out of the package, gently fold in your hand and place on the plate. If the slices are a bit larger, you can cut them in half first.⁣ 2 - Once the prosciutto travels from one side to the other, option to add another layer for extra thickness.⁣ 3 - Use your hands to make a curved shape.⁣ ⁣⁣ Thank you @creminelli for all of the delicious meats! #ThatCheesePlate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Cucumber River Brunch” Plate 🥒 A great substitution for vegetarians or those who don’t like salami! We made this brunch board with chicken salad, but can easily be replaced with another type of cream cheese for a meat-free plate. ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ ⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Veggie Cream Cheese⁣ 2 - MEAT: Chicken Salad, in step 5⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Cucumbers, Capers, Red Onion, Tomatoes + Strawberries 4 - CRUNCH Mini Bagels, Big Bagels + Pistachios ⁣ 5 - DIP: Chicken Salad + Orange Marmalade ⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary, Basil, Thyme + Marigolds ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild #CucumberRiver @thatcheeseplate

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Introducing our new website feature 〰️ PLATES 〰️ Merging @thatcheeseplate and @cheesebynumbers. Find a cheese plate by category and learn to build it with a #SwipeToBuild + grocery list. We also launched a supplies page for you to shop items we use! Link in bio.

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Game Day” Plate 🧀 Although I love summer, I’m getting excited for the colder weather. That means, football season 🏈 Can’t say I’m a sporty gal but I do love chicken wings 😂⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Spicy pepperjack and manchego ⁣ 2 - MEAT: Chicken wings and a chorizo river⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Mini peppers, jalapeños and celery ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Potato chips, pretzels and tamari almonds⁣ 5 - DIPS: Blue cheese dip and hot sauce (Franks, always) 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary and Chives⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Virgo” Plate 〰️ Aug 23rd - Sept 22nd 〰️ Virgo is an earth sign ruled by mercury. Known for being loyal, organized and hardworking, virgos pay attention to the smallest details and enjoy helping others.⁣ ⁣ We incorporated light flavors on this plate with earthy colors and a clean aesthetic 🌿♍️📚⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Gruyere, Marinated Goat Cheese, Humboldt Fog⁣ 2 - MEAT: Prosciutto in the shape of Virgo’s symbol ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Fresh Figs, Celery + Cucumbers ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Seeded Crackers + Almonds⁣ 5 - DIPS: N/A⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary + Sage ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatAstrologyPlate #SwipeToBuild @laquercia @cypressgrovers @marysgonecrackers @thatcheeseplate @emmicheeseusa @chevoolife

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Summer Brunch” Plate 🧀 Stopped in to the studio at @buildseriesnyc today to chat about cheese and life, per usual. See more behind the plate on @thatcheeseplate. Video link in my bio! ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Goat Brie, Goat Gouda⁣ 2 - MEAT: Salami ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Grapefruit, Raspberries, Strawberries, Melon ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Flatbread Crackers, Mixed Nuts⁣ 5 - DIPS: Honey ⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Edible Zinnia + Nasturtium from @windfallfarms, rosemary ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @marissamullen @unsqgreenmarket @cypressgrovers @firehook @beeseasonalhoney

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Grow Your Own Garnish” Plate 🧀 I picked some fresh herbs from my parent’s garden. Gotta love summertime. Check out @thatcheeseplate’s story for a behind the scenes 💐 KEY 1 - CHEESE: Burrata, Brie, Sharp Cheddar 2 - MEAT: Salami 3 - PRODUCE: Peaches, Fresh Figs, Cherry Tomatoes, Candied Lemons, Cucumbers 4 - CRUNCH: Flatbread Crackers, Multigrain Crackers, Pistachios 5 - DIPS: Fig Jam 6 - GARNISH: Fresh Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Flowering Oregano, Marigolds #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild

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Finally some positive content on the news 🧀 @thatcheeseplate + @cheesebynumbers were featured on @pix11news in NYC yesterday! We made a cheese plate and chatted about life. Link in bio for the full feature #ThatCheesePlate #CheeseByNumbers

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Summer Fondue” Plate. Teamed up with @EmmiCheeseUSA to bring a grill night vibe to their delicious fondue. I'm all about melted cheese ALL year round, so get on board 🧀🔥⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE:  @EmmiCheeseUSA Fondue + Gruyere⁣ 2 - MEAT: Sautéed Chicken Sausage⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Portobello Mushrooms, Fresh Cucumbers ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Sourdough Bread⁣ 5 - DIPS: n/a, but you can call fondue a dip too 6 - GARNISH: Thyme + Flowering Broccolini⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate @thatcheeseplate @emmicheeseusa

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Antipasto Party” Plate 🧀 Whipped out the big board for a friend’s engagement party and decorated with flowers from my mom’s garden. Always remove flowers before serving unless they’re clearly marked edible 💐⁣ ⁣ Board: XL Friends Board from @usaboska⁣ Serves: 20-25 People ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE: Burrata, Gruyere, Marinated Goat Cheese, Brie Fermier, Sharp Cheddar ⁣ 2 - MEAT: Prosciutto + Salami ⁣ 3 - PRODUCE: Grapes, Orange Peppadews, Green Olives, Blueberries, Fresh Figs, Marinated Artichokes, Cherry Tomatoes, Persian Cucumbers ⁣ 4 - CRUNCH: Sliced Baguette, Taralli, Cheese Twists, Pistachios 5 - DIPS: Tomato Bruschetta ⁣ 6 - GARNISH: Basil + Flowers⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Pretzel Party” Plate 🥨 It’s Friday, which means we’re celebrating with all of the tangy and sharp flavors! Check out @ThatCheesePlate for some pairing tips. ⁣ ⁣ KEY⁣ 1 - CHEESE - Taleggio (Stinky, wash-rined cow’s milk) Cheddar (Sharp, cow’s milk) ⁣ 2 - MEAT - N/A⁣ 3 - PRODUCE - Cornichons, Green Olives, Radishes⁣ 4 - CRUNCH - Soft Pretzels, Hard Pretzels, Pistachios ⁣ 5 - DIP - Dijon Mustard, Grain Mustard⁣ 6 - GARNISH - Rosemary ⁣ ⁣ #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #ThatCheesePlate @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Summer Burrata” Plate 🧀 Burrata is one of my favorite cheeses, so creamy and decadent. Pairs perfectly with fresh tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil. KEY 1 - CHEESE - 1 container of Burrata (comes with 2 balls) 2 - MEAT - Capocollo 3 - PRODUCE - Fresh Figs, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Olives, Marinated Artichokes, Radishes 4 - CRUNCH - Taralli, Fresh Baguette + Homemade Parmesan Crisps (Recipe on @thatcheeseplate) 5 - DIPS - N/A 6 - GARNISH - Basil and Dried Flowers (food-grade and found on Amazon! Will do a post on those soon) #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild

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CHEESE BY NUMBERS 🧀 That “Simple Summer” Plate as seen on @livekellyandryan today! Let us know if you tuned in! KEY 1 - CHEESE: Fresh Mozzarella Balls, Brie and Gruyere 2 - MEAT: Salami 3 - PRODUCE: Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Strawberries, Raspberries + Blackberries 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers + Nuts 5 - DIPS: Fig Jam 6 - GARNISH: Fresh Thyme + Edible Flowers Illustration by @saragilanchi #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Fig + Plum” Plate 🧀 Love when fresh figs are in season. ALSO! Mark your calendars for Monday, we’ll be building cheese plates on @livekellyandryan 🎉 KEY 1 - CHEESE: Manchego, Cheddar + Goat Cheese 2 - MEAT: Salami 3 - FRUIT: Blueberries, Strawberries, Plums, Figs 4 - CRUNCH: Mixed Nuts + Crackers 5 - DIPS: Raspberry Jam 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary + Fresh Lavender #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild @thatcheeseplate


NEW EVENTS ANNOUNCED 🧀 Throwing a cheese + astrology themed party at @thehoxtonhotel and teaching workshops at @loisbarnyc + @curdsandco in Boston! Snag your tickets, link in bio! #ThatCheeseClass #CheeseByNumbers @thatcheeseplate @thatcheeseclass

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Cali Summer” Plate. Went with a more tropical vibe for this one, spending the weekend on the west coast 🌴🌞 Also accidentally combined steps 2 and 3 #oops KEY 1- CHEESE: @cypressgrovers Truffle Tremor, Brabander + Fennel Pollen and Orange @chevoolife 2 - MEAT: Salami 3 - PRODUCE: Apricots, Strawberries, Kiwi, Pitaya, Cucumbers, Radishes 4 - CRUNCH: @marysgonecrackers, Flatbread Crackers, Mixed Nuts 5 - DIPS: Peach Preserves 6 - GARNISH: Fresh Thyme + Chamomile Flowers #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ #ThatAstrologyPlate for LEO SEASON 🌞♌️ (July 23rd - August 22nd) Leo is a fire sign ruled by the sun. Naturally we made a cheese plate to resemble the sun with spicy honey for that fiery kick. We started with the meat on this one, setting the plate with the prosciutto Leo symbol KEY 1 - MEAT: Prosciutto 2 - CHEESE: Camembert Fermier + Brabander (goat-Gouda) from @fairfieldgreenwichcheeseco 3 - PRODUCE: Yellow Peppers, Yellow Carrots, Rainier Cherries, Dried Apricots 4 - CRUNCH: Pistachios + Crackers 5 - DIP: @mikeshothoney 6 - GARNISH: Marigolds (from my mom’s garden!) + Thyme #ThatLeoPlate #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate @laquercia @traderjoeslist @fromagerielamuse @essexstcheese @thatcheeseplate @traderjoes @rusticbakery @notallgeminis

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Prosciutto + Peaches” Plate 🧀 My summer mood. KEY 1 - CHEESE: Brie, Cheddar, Marinated Goat Cheese 2 - MEAT: Salami River, Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches and Melon 3 - PRODUCE: Peaches, Melon, Blueberries, Raspberries + Blackberries 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers 5 - DIPS: Strawberry + Rhubarb Jam 6 - GARNISH: Edible Flowers, Dried Oranges, Pepitas + Thyme #CheeseByNumbers @unsqgreenmarket @cabotcheese @applegate @firehook @thatcheeseplate @chevoolife

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Summer Party” Plate 🧀 Teamed up with @RothCheese for a vibrant plate perfect for a summer gathering. KEY 1 - CHEESE: @RothCheese Grand Cru® (alpine style, floral and nutty), Havarti (creamy and mellow) and Wild Blueberry Chèvre (tangy and sweet) 2 - MEAT: Salami 3 - PRODUCE: Rainer Cherries, Peaches, Blueberries, Strawberries 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers + Pistachios 5 - DIPS: Honey 6 - GARNISH: Pansies and Thyme #CheeseByNumbers @rothcheese @wisconsincheese

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Summer Mezze Mama” Plate 🧀 Teamed up with our friend and Brooklyn neighbor @edouardmassih, who whipped up his Lebanese favorites to help build this vibrant Mezze board. Video coming soon. Plate built by @thatcheeseplate / Dips and set by @edouardmassih KEY 1 - CHEESE: Mozzarella with Sliced Cherry Tomatoes, Labneh with Herbs, Feta and Cheddar 2 - MEAT: Salami, Chorizo, Prosciutto wrapped Melon + Peaches 3 - PRODUCE: Olives, Sugar Snap Peas, Persian Cucumbers, Radishes, Grape Leaves, Blueberries, Raspberries, Apricots, Peaches 4 - CRUNCH: Pita Bread, Pistachios, Almonds, Sliced Bread 5 - DIPS: Hummus with Pine Nuts, Tzatziki 6 - GARNISH: Edible Pansies, Tea Roses + Borage, Rosemary and Basil #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “4th of July” Plate 🧀 We posted a video of this on @thatcheeseplate, but wanted to give you a step-by-step to celebrate today! KEY 1 - CHEESE: Goat Brie, Merlot Bellavitano 2 - MEAT: Salami River 3 - PRODUCE: Blackberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries 4 - CRUNCH: Blue Corn Chips, Yogurt Covered Pretzels 5 - DIPS: Raspberry Jam 6 - GARNISH: Red + White Carnations and Blue Thistles #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Red, White and Blue Cheese” Plate 🧀 Nothin like a good pungent blue with salty meat or sweet berries. We found these amazing blue edible borage flowers at the farmers market today. After this long day its more like red wine and blue 😜🍷 Enjoy the holiday tomorrow! KEY 1 - CHEESE: Blue Cheese, Gruyere 2 - MEAT: Salami River 3 - PRODUCE: Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries 4 - CRUNCH: @firehook Crackers + Walnuts 5 - DIPS: @jammyyummy Red Pepper Jam 6 - GARNISH: Borage from @unsqfarmersmarket (@twoguysfromwoodbridge) #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @unsqgreenmarket @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Rose and Rosé” Plate, featured on @poosh today! Tying in the reds and pinks from the produce and flowers for an extra pop of color. Pair with a crisp glass of rosé and enjoy! KEY 1 - CHEESE: Wendell (Cave Aged Tomme) + Peggy (Camembert) from @churchtown_dairy 2 - MEAT: Salami & Prosciutto River 3 - PRODUCE: Strawberries, Dragonfruit, Watermelon Radish 4 - CRUNCH: @firehook Crackers + Nuts 5 - DIPS: N/A 6 - GARNISH: Flowers #CheeseByNumbers #SwipeToBuild #ThatCheesePlate #SalamiRiver @thatcheeseplate

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Cheddar River” Plate 🧀 Met so many amazing vendors at the #FancyFoodShow and the #GoodFoodMercantile this week! Made a little mid-day plate with some of the items I came home with and garnished with fresh basil from @squarerootsgrow 🌿 KEY 1 - CHEESE: @graftoncheese 2-year Aged Cheddar + Maple Smoked Cheddar 2 - MEAT: @tempestasalumi Uncured Bresaola 3 - PRODUCE: Cucumbers, Peppadews 4 - CRUNCH: @firehook Crackers 5 - DIPS: @mikeshothoney 6 - GARNISH: @squarerootsgrow Basil #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @specialtyfoodassociation @goodfoodfdn

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Epic Summer” Plate 🧀 Hosted a pool party for my birthday this weekend and made this massive plate. It was a hit! Board: @USAboska Cheese Board Friends XL - 22.5” Diameter (head over to @thatcheeseplate for a chance to win your own) KEY 1 - CHEESE: Mini Mozzarella Balls, Red Barn Cupola, Truffle Cow’s Milk Cheese, French Brie, Jeff’s Select Gouda 2 - MEAT: Prosciutto, Salami 3 - PRODUCE: Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Colorful Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Strawberries 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers, Pistachios 5 - DIPS: Fig Jam, Hummus 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary, Flowers #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild @wisconsincheese @traderjoes @usaboska

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “Create Your Own Caprese” Plate 🧀 The first day of summer is coming, it’s time to get outside and enjoy a fresh and easy cheese plate KEY 1 - CHEESE: Mini Mozzarella Balls, Feta 2 - MEAT: Prosciutto 3 - PRODUCE: Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Olives 4 - CRUNCH: Crackers, Pistachios 5 - DIPS: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam 6 - GARNISH: Basil and Carnations #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild


This page has spread like wildfire and I want to thank you all for following along! I’m Marissa Mullen, the gal behind @thatcheeseplate and @cheesebynumbers. I started @thatcheeseplate six years ago to document my cheese plate creations in college. Over the years, this morphed into a community of cheese lovers from across the globe. I then created @cheesebynumbers as a resource to show that cheese plates don’t have to be so intimidating. By breaking down the process step-by-step, anyone can make a beautiful cheese plate creation I worked in the music industry for the past decade where countless late nights and weekend travel were the norm. When I did have time off, I’d make cheese plates as a way to decompress and focus on the present moment. Cheese plates encourage creativity, bring people together and can be a calming therapeutic outlet. I ended up leaving my job in music two months ago to go full time cheese, currently writing a cookbook (with 60 brand new Cheese By Number maps) and teaching workshops around NYC and beyond So take your passion and run with it. Do what makes you feel inspired. I hope this page encourages you to be original and have fun. 📷 @dianadaviscreative @marissamullen

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SWIPE TO BUILD ➡️ That “$40 Trader Joe’s” Plate 🧀 Cheese plates don’t have to break the bank. We made this plate today for $43.00 with tax! Check out @thatcheeseplate’s story for a behind the scenes look. KEY 1 - CHEESE: Cheddar-Gruyere Blend, Brie 2 - MEAT: Smoked Salami 3 - PRODUCE: Blueberries, Blackberries, Cherries + Candied Oranges 4 - CRUNCH: Multigrain Crackers + Trail Mix 5 - DIPS: Blueberry Preserves 6 - GARNISH: Rosemary + Carnations #CheeseByNumbers #ThatCheesePlate #SwipeToBuild #SalamiRiver #ProducePonds @traderjoeslist @traderjoes @thetraderjoesjunkie