How much cheese should I plan on for a meal with friends or a family get-together?
First of all, one thing is for sure, there is always a cheese which will appeal to each type of person. Children go more for mild, hard cheeses while adults will try all kinds of cheese from the strongest and most mature to the creamiest tasting cheese which lingers in the mouth. Bear in mind obviously that some people eat more than others: the quantities that we are suggesting to you here are just averages, given that people won’t be that hungry at the end of a meal. If you are considering a meal exclusively of cheese, expect about 200g per person. If, on the other hand, you are providing a cold buffet, where cheeses are accompanied by cold meats, you can divide that quantity by half. If it’s a raclette supper, then a quantity of 150g to 200g per person should be sufficient, but keep in mind the number of accompanying dishes you are planning and adjust the quantity of cheese in relation to them. If it is just a cheese platter served at the end of a meal with several courses, then 50g per person should be ample.