Cheese Platter

Cheese Platter

Featuring The Providore (Mandarin Gallery), FOC PIM PAM, Napoleon Food & Wine Bar, Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar, Ô Comptoir, The Providore (Downtown Gallery), VUE, Ô Batignolles, BTM Mussels & Bar, [email protected]
Victoria Hii
Victoria Hii

A selection of Camembert, Comté, Sainte-Maure, Duck Rillette, Pâté en Croûte, Country Pâté with Pistachio, Duck Foie Gras Terrine, Walnuts, Dried Apricot, Gherkins, Onion Confit, Dijon Mustard and Baguette. Good portions for every component!

We swapped the dessert option on the menu for the cheese platter with a top up of $18. (Ask nicely😛) they have a decent list of cheeses categorized under soft, semi-soft, hard and blue.

From bottom to top:

1. 24 Month Reypenaer VSOP Gouda – Pasteurised Cow’s (Utrecht, Netherlands)

2. Colston Bassett, Shropshire Blue – Pasteurised Cow’s (Nottinghamshire, UK)

3. Saint-Félicien, Tentation – Raw Goat’s (Rhone, France)

The platter comes with mixed dried fruit bread, cherries with vinegar, dried muscat & fresh berries.

One of the most impressive cheese platters I have ever seen!!! Really brimming with luscious produce. This is the lush signature board for cheese & charcuterie selection. Just look at how massive the board is! Unfortunately, these boards are on loan and have to be returned.

For this platter, it includes:

1. Five artisan cheeses:
- Compte
- Gouda with truffle
- Brillât savarin with truffle
- St Agur
- Camembert
2. Charcuterie (variety of pork and/or beef coldcuts)
3. Freshly baked bread
- fruit loaf
- pretzel
4. Wholesome dips:
- Hummus
- Guacamole
5. Assorted gourmet crackers
- 3 types! So good with the dips!
6. Roasted and spiced nuts
7. Premium chocolate
8. Fresh and dried fruit
- Passionfruit
- Fresh Figs
- Raspberries
- Blackberries
- Grapes
- Red Kiwi
- Blueberries
- Cherries
- Strawberries
- Dried apricots
9. Olives, cornichons and pickles
10. Vine tomatoes
11. Quince paste
12. Herbs and flowers for both decoration and consumption

Good combination of cheese, ranging from the textures and taste. Not the cheapest cheese platter, but definitely one of the most comprehensive and pretty looking one!! This platter has certainly set the bar very high for cheese platters 😋

You get to choose from a small list. For our platter, we got the:

1) Tête de Moine (CH)
Made out of unpasturised Cow's Milk. A Semi-Hard Cheese. Pared to form Rosettes with distinct soft & delicate flavour

2) Wensleydale & Cranberries (UK)
Yorkshire Cheese made with Pasteurised Cow's Milk. Flavours of succulent juicy Cranberries with
Honey undertones

Good combination I’ll say! Both cheeses are nice on their own and great fillers while we snack and wait for our other dishes :p The Wensleydale has cranberries in them, which made a great combination of sweet and savory with a creamy finish. Tête de Moine on the other hand is more flaky and light, which is definitely a good contrast!

One of the more affordable platters which is pretty decent!! Comes with crackers and walnut bread.

For the cheese platter, there is Danish Blue, Emmental, Port Salut and Brie. Most of the cheese are semi hard and soft. Would have been nice to swap out one of the cheeses here for a contrasting hard cheese with a sharper taste like compte/parmigiano.

For the cold cut platter: Salami, Honey Baked Ham, Parma Ham and Beef Pastrami. Good mix of textures and flavors.

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Selected 2 hard cheese (min order 100g each) intentionally for the meal as they were made for perfect snacks!

Truffle Gouda is smooth and creamy with a generous sprinkling of delicate aromatic black Italian summer truffles making this an irresistible combination. Relatively hard cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk.

Comte produced by Charles Arnaud, one of the finest and most influential affineurs of Comte. Dense and firm in texture, complex in flavor with a smooth finish.

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Grabbed some cheeses for takeaway this time! These were meant for a BBQ event hence it was more sensible to go for the hard ones, less messy and perfect for snacking.

I am very pleased with my choices and they turned out to be absolutely stellar with their own unique distinct flavor profile.

The 36 months matured Gouda was dense and complex, with notes of caramel. It has a crumbly hard texture, like parmigiano. In fact, there were crunchy, white crystals throughout the cheese, which i learned are actually tyrosine, an amino acid and a sign of a well aged cheese.

The Comte on the other hand was predominantly sweet and nutty, it was a lot milder, creamier & softer. I like the way it’s flavor lingers pleasantly on the palate.

The semi hard Manchego truffle cheese has a rich intoxicating taste without being cloying. Delicate balance of tart and buttery, definitely a stand out in this platter!

The dried mulberries are perfect for snacking and cleanses the palate between cheeses!

Got to give them A+ for effort to serve up this beautiful plate after I had a little tour in the cheese room 😛 picked my own cheese and took into account the texture and tasting notes of each individual cheese. Stuck with some safe options and regret some leap-of-faith choices. Ah, will get better next time!

Starting from top left in a clockwise direction:
1. sbrinz 16 months - Swiss sharp hard cheese from cow. Sadly I asked for a recommendation from something similar to parmigiano but there was too much of the rind served, making it rather distasteful
2. Tête de moine - Easily identifiable Swiss cheese! One of my fav and also one of the top 5 rated by Providore. Love how buttery and flaky this cheese is!
3. Wensley cranberry - English semi soft cheese, taste like cream cheese with a tart sweetness from the cranberries. Not the best but a good choice to compliment the platter I’d say
4. Gorgonzola dolce DOP - Italian cheese (cow). This has got to be one of my absolute fav. Love how creamy and rich this is. It is almost flowy, handle with care please! Taste best with the cracker (the one pictured, not just any other cracker) and a dab of truffle honey (pictured). Like seriously, just match made in heaven 🥰
5. Petit délice creamiers, truffle - french cheese (cow) that is extremely milky and soft. Not bad, but it’s too milky and truffle taste is extremely mild. Should have gotten the Brie instead

Condiments include: dried mulberry (love the texture and it’s uneven surface), dried apricot (maybe not again, too chunky to handle, replaceable), muscat grapes (better than raisins!!), salt water crackers (oh, I wouldn’t have it any other way, I actually pick my cheese places based on the crackers they serve), Quince paste & truffle honey (OH YAAAAAS)

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Cosy joint with a wide selection of cheese. Check their Instagram for the seasonal loots!

Top. From left to right:
1. Fiore ($3.50 for 28g) - Sardinian cheese made from sheep’s milk. Robust flavor with a gentle piquant character.

2. St Jude ($16.50/pcs) - Made in the UK from raw cow’s milk. Soft cheese with a light mousse texture.

3. Emmental alt 22 months ($3.75 for 34g) - Swiss cheese with holes made from gas bubbles released by the bacteria used in making the cheese, with a slightly sharp, nutty taste.

4. Sbrinz A.O.C 36 months ($4.05 for 30g) - Swiss cheese made from whole raw cow’s milk. Extra hard cheese with a dense, grainy brittle texture.

Bottom. From right to left:
5. Le Gruyère summer 22nd private collection ($5.15 for 38g) - Swiss cheese from cow’s milk. Dense, semi soft.

6. Tom’s alpchase 2 years ($4.75 for 28g) - Swiss cheese made from cow’s milk. Made by Tom during July-Aug when Tom can bring his cows to the alps for grazing where he makes the cheese. The milk from the fresh grass makes the difference.

7. Murgu 2 months ($6.20 for 40g) - Swiss cheese made from 100% silage free raw cow’s milk, delicate blue cheese where the blue and white and aged separately and then combined at the end.

8. Gorgonzola dolce ($4.50 for 46g) - Italian cheese made with pasteurized milk. Soft and buttery!

Exploratory platter in sampling portions! Loved the confidents of the flavor, pistachios, dried mulberries and muscat grapes! Will be perfect with some quince or fig jam! (Full sized options available for purchase)

From left to right
1) Brillat Savarin, Truffles [$14.50/100g] - rich triple cream cheese that is infused with a layer of the highest quality truffles
2) Brie Aux cranberries [$7.50/100g] - a unique combination of Brie de meaux with a cranberry-based mix creamy and light salted
3) Cashel blue [$9.50/100g] - milky and butter yet mild for a blue cheese, without an overpowering flavor

Cold cuts
1) Parma ham

Disappointed with the platting tonight. This is usually my to go place for cheese platters. Thankfully the cheeses tasted better than they looked. Had to ask for the quince paste and honey which was not part of the Platter if you ordered the cheeses separately. The only thing I love abt this place is the type of cracker they serve their cheese with. They do serve bread too!

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Quite underwhelming. Even though there were 3 types of cheese (sheep and cow), they were similar in textures. I think I would have appreciated cheese of varied textures. I like to have hard and soft at the same time. This Platter was just semi hard and nothing was particularly distinct.

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One of the most boring cheese platters I’ve had. So it’s Goat’s cheese, Manchego & Gorgonzola. Served with mustard (honestly think it’s weird), marmalade & honey. Saving grace of this place is the affordable wines and decently priced bar food

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Always counting down to the next meal 😋

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