AJAR.id – Hello Ajarian! In silver service, several dishes may be served along with cheese. As food will be pre-portioned in the kitchen or portioned by staff at the table, the procedure to serve cheese in silver service may have some differences.
Here is the correct way to serve cheese in silver service:
- Remove most cheeses from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving to allow them to come to room temperature
- For whole wheels and large wedges, cut only what you expect to use and return the remainder to the
- Cut cheese according to menu including wedges, slices or rounds
- To cut a wedge of cheese from a wheel, use a large knife dipped in hot water and wiped
- Slice the cheese rind or wax first and then gently rock the knife from front-to-back, applying pressure to evenly cut through the body of the cheese
- Make swift and accurate movements
- Remove rind or wax covering if required
- Portion cheese – according to menu
- Ensure that edges of cheese sections are smooth
- Minimize waste
- For serving, whilst cheese knives are suitable to serve hard cheeses. A butter knife can be used for softer cheeses. Marinated cheeses in oil can be served with a small fork or spoon
- Place cheese on appropriate crockery
- Add suitable accompaniments
- Serve the guest their tableside items
- Remember to provide a separate cheese knife or utensil for each cheese
- Encourage guests not to mix the knives to avoid mixing cheese flavors.
After cheese has been served, it is not uncommon that you may need to provide additional plates and knives and to replenish crackers, breads or other accompaniments.
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Written by: Alan Hickman, Nick Hyland
Subject Matter: Provide Silver Service