I love me a cheese platter. I've thrown a party or two in my time, and one thing that is always important to me is a rad cheese platter. I even have little chalk board picks to label the different varieties. When I go to a wedding and a well designed cheese platter is busted out (I'm not talking about waxy yellow cheddar and pepper jack squares here), that's when I know the real party has started (in my MOUTH, that is).
Bedford Cheese Shop in Williamsburg has a pretty incredible selection of artisan cheeses (check out their portfolio) including my fave, Bleu D'Auvergne, the bestest blue cheese on the planet. The gang created this choice cheese table for a recent posh party in Soho:
Ohmagawd. This is what Shangri-la looks like. Yeah, you NEED one of these. If you're a fellow cheeseball, follow BCS's blog. Thank you, delicious cheese shop, for three years of veganism down the tubes.