Assorted Cheese Course

Pair with Dusi Essence

In the 1970s, the Ridge Board of Directors dinners at Chez Panisse always concluded with a cheese course rather than a traditional sweet dessert. When building your cheese board, get creative and include an array of cheeses of different textures, ages, and styles. Here, we’ve recommended some of our favorites for creating a cheese course that’s a fitting end to a celebratory meal.

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  • 12-month-aged Manchego
  • Belton Farms Port Derby
  • Laura Chenel Chevre
  • Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog or similar soft ripened goat cheese
  • Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam, Camembert, or similar soft ripened cow’s milk cheese


  • Olives or Olive Tapenade
  • Figs (fresh or dried) or Fig Jam
  • Dried Fruits: Turkish Apricots, Black Currants
  • Honeycomb (great with blue cheeses)
  • Quince Paste
  • Charcuterie (dry salami or soppressata)
  • Crostini, Crackers, or Grissini Bread Sticks
  • Nuts


Arrange your selection of cheeses on a large serving board or platter and scatter with your favorite accompaniments.

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