The Cheesy Couple

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

See if your sweetheart can solve the romantic food puns within your

Valentine's Day platter!




As I was planning this platter, I wanted to do something that was easy to build, manageable to transport but most importantly I wanted it to be romantic and fun!


After sourcing the internet for ideas, I came across children's Valentine cards with the cutest food puns on them. As I did more searching ('romantic food puns') I wanted to see if I could build a platter that highlighted each funny pun.


To my surprise, I was actually able to build not 1 but 2 platters based on the romantic puns.


I hope you will have fun building and sharing 'The Cheesy Couples' Platter and take the time to relax, enjoy the day but most importantly spend time with your special someone!


Le Creuset Baking Dishes


I thought it would be fun to take these platters to the park, I wanted a really easy way of transporting them. Baking dishes are great for building a charcuterie platter. The baking dishes in red and pink were perfect for Valentine's Day. 2 small ramekin hearts in red and white served as bowls.



The Cheesy Couple Shopping List


I have paired the food that matches the romantic food puns for this Cheesy Couples platter!


Handwritten Valentine's day cards are a lovely way of saying I Love You!

Write the romantic food puns inside a card and once your sweetheart has tried guessing them, then you can give them your sweet Valentine card with the answers!


Let's Begin...

We will build one platter at a time. Let's begin with Sweetheart Platter #1


Platter Layout - Sweetheart #1

Use the images as your guide!


Step 1: Place your heart ramekin inside (left side) of your baking dish

Step 2: Brie Mine: Add Brie Heart or Brie Wheel


Step 3: You're a Fire-Cracker: Place cinnamon heart crackers

Step 4: Perfect Pear: Forelle pear


Step 5: You're a Cute-Cumber: Place cucumber slices

Step 6: You're Berry Sweet: Add strawberries


Step 7: You're so Char-Cute-rie: Make a salami river in the center of your dish

Step 8: I am Banana's about You: Fill with banana chips


Step 9: I Love You Berry Much: Fill in the corner with raspberries

Step 10: You're my Main Squeeze: Add sugared lemons


Step 11: I've Bean Thinking of You: Fill your heart bowl with Hummus

Step 12: I Mint it When I said I Love You: Place a sprig of Mint on your raspberries


Step 13: Will you be my Honey: Top off with Honeycomb and Dried Rose Petals


Step 13: Will you Brie Mine?: Make it extra special with a proposal.

  • Using a sharp knife, slice through the top of the Brie without going all the way through (Stop about 3/4 of the way)

  • Sprinkle Dried Rose Petals (don't add the honeycomb) but add a little note saying: Will You Brie Mine?

  • When your special someone pulls back the top of the Brie... well you know the rest ;)


Moving On...

to Sweetheart Platter #2


Platter Layout - Sweetheart #2

Use the images as your guide!


Step 1: Place your heart ramekin inside (right side) of your baking dish

Step 2: We're Gouda Together: Add Gouda wheel


Step 3: I want to Hold Your Ham: Place salami flowers

Step 4: My Heart Beets for You: Stack and add beet crackers


Step 5: You can Ring my Bell: Clean out a bell pepper and fill with bell pepper slices

Step 6: Love You a Whole Bunch: Place a small bunch of red grapes


Step 7: You're the Apple of my Eye: A small apple

Step 8: I Love You from my Head To-Ma-Toes: Fill with cherry tomatoes


Step 9: Peas be Mine: Split peas

Step 10: You're Sub-Lime: Lime 1/4's


Step 11: Olive Me Loves Olive You: Fill heart bowl with olives

Step 12: I Fall in Love with You Every-Thyme: Place sprigs of Thyme on the Gouda


Step 13: I am Nuts about You: Top off with mixed nuts


A Valentine Picnic


The Cheesy Couple platters are fun for a day in the park. It can be built anytime of the year, not just Valentine's Day. It's a wonderful way to say "I Love You".

Grab a basket and fill with roses, pick up a bottle of your favorite beverage and savor the moment to spend a romantic day with your special someone!







Wishing you all the love...

Happy Valentine's Day

Lora xoxo




 

***If you build - The Cheesy Platter please send a photo!

You will find me on instagram @ savoryplatters

Love to see it and will give a shout out ;)


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