The aroma can be associated with winter holiday seasons, but apple cider is delicious any time of year when paired with mild cheddar cheese.
Vary cheeses according to taste, texture, colour, and shape. Cut cheese into cubes, slices, sticks, and wedges.
Whole nuts are a nice accompaniment when preparing a cheese plate. Consider almonds, pecans, or walnuts.
Serve ripened cheeses at room temperature because cold can mask their flavours. To temper cheese, remove it from the refrigerator 30-60 minutes before serving, depending on the hardness of the cheese. Leave the cheese in a fresh, well-ventilated area and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap to prevent drying.