Soccer Fan Smuggles Whole Cheese Platter Into Game (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

Do you ever sneak food into sporting events?

If you do, I’m not about to judge you. Let’s be honest here: If you’re not looking to buy stale nachos with canned cheese or a wayyyy overpriced hot dog, you’re likely out of luck if you get hungry at a game. Plus, the lines can be terrible!

Well, it looks like one soccer fan figured out a genius solution to this, and I’m only sad because I didn’t think of it first.

That man brought his own cheese platter to a game.

His. Own. Cheese. Platter.

This is not a drill.

It had avocado, fancy cheese, cured meats and a baguette, all sitting atop a wooden board, notes Mashable. How he managed to smuggle all that into the Australian soccer game, I would dearly love to know.

Oh, and the Melbourne Demons fan also brought “a whole salmon in his bag,” according to one Reddit user who said they were the man’s friend and sat behind him at the match.

And are those … olives? And sun-dried tomatoes? Spread out over two separate cheese boards? 

This man is a hero.

“I have to say that’s the cutest thing I’ve seen in 2017!” wrote one Redditor. “Good on him.”

On the Reddit thread, a lively discussion ensued about cheese — the consensus was that he had brought “Fromager d’Affinois Bleu by the looks of it,” which was described as “an absolutely lovely cheese.”

“It’s up there with the best,” one person said. “Try it sometime with slices of fresh pear. It will change your religion.”

Another conceded that the spread “does look bloody delicious” but questioned why he was (allegedly) “carrying a whole bloody fish.”

I like to think he had a giant slab of smoked salmon or something along those lines, which would be out of this world with the other cheeseboard contents, but then again it could have been anything.

“This guy probably had the best Sunday at the footy ever,” one person wrote on Twitter. “I’d take a cheese platter over an overpriced, sh**ty hotdog any day.”

Of course, not everyone was impressed.

But hey, it looks tasty to me!

Sources: Mashable, Reddit, Twitter / Featured Image: Jules Morgan/Flickr / Embedded Images: Imgur (2)

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Nine Incredible Appetizer Platters That Are Better Than The Entree


By Cooking Panda

There are many wonderful things to be said about appetizer platters. Or antipasto plates. Or cheese boards. Whatever you call them, they’re delicious, they’re beautiful, and they’re often better than the main meal.

Become the talk of the town and serve one of these awesomely customizable platters at your next dinner party for many reasons.

1) They’ll give your guests something to do while you’re undoubtedly still stressing in the kitchen.

2) With tons of variation in taste and texture, these platters are sure to have something for everyone.

3) Nothing feels classier than holding a glass of wine in one hand and a brie-topped piece of baguette in the other. Nothing.

4) All you have to do is unwrap things and arrange them on a plate. The hardest part is not eating so much that you’re full before dinner.

Now, let’s get crackin’.

1. Greek-Inspired Antipasto Platter

Have you ever seen so much color on a single plate? Get your Greek on with marinated artichokes, peppers stuffed with goat cheese and plenty of sun-dried tomatoes. Don’t forget to provide a healthy amount of pita bread for dipping.

2. Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Platter With White Bean Puree And Chevre

Slice up some veggies and a baguette, brush ’em with plenty of rosemary and olive oil, give them a good char on the grill and enjoy with plenty of tangy goat cheese and mild white bean puree. Bliss.

3. Bruschetta Bar

Bring the party to life with this bruschetta board, freshened up with additions of sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions. We can smell it already.

4. Prosciutto Burrata Asparagus Salad

Because the best kind of salad can be eaten with your hands. This one’s got just a few ingredients and a whole lot of flavor.

5. Bruschetta, Indian Style

Serving Indian food but want to start with bruschetta? Your wish is our command. This version has tasty paneer and mint-cilantro chutney.

6. Spanish Antipasto Platter

Take the squad down to flavor town with tasty Spanish delights like chorizo, Manchego, and Marcona almonds.

7. Southern Antipasto Platter

Honey ham, pickled okra, green tomatoes and pepper jack cheese. Does it get more wonderfully Southern than that? (Click on the photo of the adorable Neely chefs to get the Food Network recipe.)

8. Cheese and Nut Board

This recipe highlights the best part about a cheese board: the cheese. Plus chocolate. Drooling.

9. The Ultimate Appetizer Board

Do as the Italians do: Eat better than everyone else. This board is heavy on the meat, heavy on the cheese, and heavy on the heaven.

Featured Photo Credit: Half Baked Harvest

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