That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online
That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online__below
That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online__left

Description

Product Description

A how-to guide for crafting beautiful and delicious cheese boards for entertaining and self-care, from the creator of the Cheese by Numbers method and the Instagram phenomenon That Cheese Plate.

"[Marissa Mullen] takes the guesswork out of the coolest, most solid thing to bring to any party or potluck: the cheese platter."--Rachael Ray


With her gorgeous, showstopping cheese boards, Marissa Mullen takes cheese to a whole new level. Her simple, step-by-step Cheese by Numbers method breaks the cheese plate down into its basic components--cheese, meat, produce, crunch, dip, garnish--allowing you to create stunning spreads for any occasion.
 
This beautifully designed book goes beyond preparation techniques. According to Mullen, cheese plates can be an important form of artistic self-care, like flower arranging or meditative coloring books--but you can eat the results!  That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life celebrates the ways in which cheese brings people together, and how crafting a cheese plate can be a calming, creativity-bolstering act.
 
With fifty exquisite, easy-to-make cheese plates for all dietary preferences, this book will teach you how to relax, enjoy, and indulge-- to find your cheesy bliss.

About the Author

Marissa Mullen is a Brooklyn-based creative director, content creator, photographer, and food stylist. She is the founder of That Cheese Plate, a community for cheese lovers from across the globe, and Cheese By Numbers, the method behind crafting the perfect cheese plate. Featured on The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Live with Kelly + Ryan, Refinery29, Vox, and Food & Wine, among many others, Marissa is dedicated to bringing people together through creativity, self-expression, and entertainment.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Introduction

“That cheese plate will change your life.”

Okay, okay, I can feel you rolling your eyes at me, thinking, “Well, that feels like a bit of an overstatement.” And maybe it is. Or, maybe, there’s some truth in this idea. Because here’s what I believe: cheese plates are self-care.

These days, in our Instagram-laden world, self-care usually means applying a face mask, cutting out carbs, sipping green juice, or spending Friday night in a bathtub full of flower petals. It’s usually tied to a feeling of restriction or a temporary fix. But let’s be real: a sheet mask and green juice can only do so much. True self-care is something different, something deeper: we care for ourselves when we allow ourselves the time, energy, and space to practice or learn about—or indulge in—the things that we love most. These are the things that bring us joy and make us feel connected to our most authentic selves and to others. For me, that thing has always been cheese.

In college, my friends and I had frequent wine and cheese parties, attempting a stab at newfound adulthood. Our ancient Boston apartment lacked a living room, so the kitchen was the heart and soul of every gathering. Although we had limited funds, we found ways to come together over hunks of cheddar and some prepackaged meat. I discovered that crafting these cheese plates for my friends was a great way for me to get creative while trying new and interesting flavors. Similarly, photography was another artistic hobby of mine, and I began to learn more about the world of social media as I earned a degree in music business and communications. As food accounts became a growing trend on Instagram, I decided to start my own account to showcase my creations, and ThatCheesePlate was born. Over the years, this evolved into a monthly event called “the cheese party”: I built elaborate cheese plates while everyone gathered in my tiny apartment, sharing stories and catching up. The cheese plate was always the most popular guest at the party.

Then I got my dream job in the music industry, which meant countless late nights and weekend travel. Limited free time was my norm. When I did have time off, making a cheese plate was my relaxing activity of choice. It was always so satisfying to see a design come together out of wedges of cheese, slices of salami, and the colorful produce I’d find at my local market. I learned that the simple act of slicing cheese could be meditative. I found sacred space in the kitchen of my humble Brooklyn apartment. Full of natural light, it became my sanctuary after a long workweek. I loved to spend Saturday afternoons decompressing while I arranged and photographed my cheese plate creations. There’s something cathartic in creating an intricate and beautiful plate, which my friends and I in turn would completely devour.

As my plates became more elaborate, I realized how much time the building process could take. You need to prep the cheese, fold the salami, and deliberately cut the produce. Taking the time to follow these steps forced me to slow down, a welcome change from how I spent the weeks at my day job. Every time, I was instinctively following a step-by-step process, filling in elements by sections. I asked my friend Sara Gilanchi, a talented illustrator, to sketch one of my plates numbering the illustration with as Cheese, 2 as Meat, 3 as Produce, 4 as Crunch, as Dip, and 6 as Garnish. Thus, the Cheese By Numbers method was born.

This process was deceptively easy, yet sticking to it elevated my plates to a new level. I decided to launch a second account on Instagram called CheeseByNumbers to document this method in further detail. I’d photograph and post each step in the process, starting with the cheese arranged on the plate, followed by the Salami River (more on that later!), and so on. This process really resonated with people. Creating a cheese plate seems intimidating at first, but Cheese By Numbers makes the building process simple and accessible. This account started to shift into something bigger than I anticipated.

Over the next few months, I felt the increased momentum of what I had built. I balanced television appearances, press inquiries, and food events with my already-demanding job in the entertainment industry. Simultaneously I launched That Cheese Class, a “build your own cheese plate” workshop. The Cheese By Numbers method encouraged the class members to get creative and break outside their comfort zone. I really loved my job working in music, but I started to feel as if my heart really belonged to what had just been my side-hustle: cheese. Building plates and teaching workshops made me feel both creative and grounded—two feelings I hadn’t experienced in a long time. I started to wonder, What if I could do this full time? I decided to take a leap and quit my day job. And that’s when it hit me: That Cheese Plate changed my life.

I wrote this book as a template and a guide, but feel free to get creative and substitute items that work for you. We will start with the basics and will then journey through the Cheese By Number method, starting with cheese, followed by meat, produce, crunch, dip, and garnish. In each chapter we will dive deeper into these six steps, introducing Cheese By Number maps and a variety of simple recipes to elevate your plate. My hope is that you can feel a sense of ease by taking the guesswork out of a timeless appetizer. You don’t need to be a professional food stylist or chef to make a cheese plate—you can easily create something beautiful to impress your guests and yourself!

So take your passion and run with it. Do what inspires you. Growth takes time, and the process is the most important part. Hopefully this book will help you slow down a bit, appreciate what’s around you, get motivated, and make That Cheese Plate.

Product information

Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.
UP NEXT
CANCEL
00:00
-00:00
Shop
Text Message
Email
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Pinterest
Share
More videos
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Related posts

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
1,939 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Doug The Pug
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A must have in every kitchen!
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
This book is absolutely amazing and aesthetically beautiful. The cheese by numbers method is genius and helps people of all cheese plate levels build something that is show stopping! She also included recipes for other dips and sides that I cannot wait to try. If you like... See more
This book is absolutely amazing and aesthetically beautiful. The cheese by numbers method is genius and helps people of all cheese plate levels build something that is show stopping! She also included recipes for other dips and sides that I cannot wait to try. If you like cheese and entertaining, this book is for you.
32 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report
Jane
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
This book is great!
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020
I''ve followed the author on instagram for quite some time and have always loved how easy she makes it to recreate her cheeseboards. This book is fun, simple, and introduces interesting ingredients to be paired together for almost any get together!
26 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report
Jacqueline Mullineaux
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Fantastic!! That Cheese Plate Changed My Life!
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
I''ve been a huge fan of Marissa Mullen and her instagram accounts, @thatcheeseplate and @cheesebynumbers fora while now. When I heard she was putting out a book I immediately placed an order. Never did I imagine that the book would be even better than her instagram... See more
I''ve been a huge fan of Marissa Mullen and her instagram accounts, @thatcheeseplate and @cheesebynumbers fora while now. When I heard she was putting out a book I immediately placed an order. Never did I imagine that the book would be even better than her instagram accounts though! Filled with beautiful photos (all shot on her iphone!!), adorable illustrations and delicious recipes. It really doubles as a pretty coffee table book AND an easy to follow recipe book. Can''t wait to make the recipes and I will definitely be ordering more copies - for sure my go-to gift this year!!!
21 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report
Jordan Guirey
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Perfect charcuterie presentation every time
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2020
This book has helped me prepare charcuterie for gatherings and it makes me look like a professional. I have gotten so many compliments! I also sometimes order the book and buy a wine glass set or charcuterie set for a house warming gift. Everyone has loved it!... See more
This book has helped me prepare charcuterie for gatherings and it makes me look like a professional. I have gotten so many compliments!
I also sometimes order the book and buy a wine glass set or charcuterie set for a house warming gift. Everyone has loved it!

This book is so easy to follow and has detailed photos that include which items to place on the plate first, it’s really helpful. You will not be disappointed
12 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Beautiful and Inspires Cheese-Board Creativity
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020
This book is beautiful and inspired creativity with food! The illustrations are just as gorgeous as the photos of the cheese boards. Flipping through the pages instantly relaxes you and makes you want to get started and make a cheese board of your own! I love the smaller... See more
This book is beautiful and inspired creativity with food! The illustrations are just as gorgeous as the photos of the cheese boards. Flipping through the pages instantly relaxes you and makes you want to get started and make a cheese board of your own! I love the smaller size, intended to make it easy to tote the book to the grocery store or cheese shop.
14 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report
Ditto
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
My FIRST board and they though I bought it😁
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2021
I wish I had taken a picture of the cheese board I made for Easter brunch. EVERYONE thought I bought it. I was overwhelmed with all the boards on Instagram and Facebook. I’m a structured, perfectionist who cannot just throw things together and feel it looks right. This book... See more
I wish I had taken a picture of the cheese board I made for Easter brunch. EVERYONE thought I bought it. I was overwhelmed with all the boards on Instagram and Facebook. I’m a structured, perfectionist who cannot just throw things together and feel it looks right. This book was THE MOST AWESOME guide for all sorts of boards. SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS. SIMPLE SHOPPING LIST. I was so pleased with my creation. My daughter and daughter-in-law both loved my board so much I bought them each a book. Marissa’s short explanations of cheese, how to cut and different meats was basic just enough info to digest. EVERYONE should have this book. It’s my go-to for non stressful entertaining.
7 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report
Stephanie
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Beautiful and informative!
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2020
This book is both beautiful to look at and an awesome resource if you love cheese plates. You really can''t beat how the author goes through different cheese plate layouts and organizes them like a "paint by number" type of deal which makes it super intuitive.
6 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report
Bess
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Product damaged
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2020
The book itself is wonderfully written and is has gorgeous content! I was just disappointed that it was dirty and damaged upon unboxing.
8 people found this helpful
Helpful
Report

Top reviews from other countries

reviatus
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2021
This book has a lot of wonderful ideas with detailed instructions how to assemble the platters. Really recommend!
Report
Hilda M. Brough
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
EXCELLENT BOOK!
Reviewed in Canada on February 25, 2021
THIS IS THE PERFECT BOOK FOR BEGINNERS. THE DESCRIPTIONS AND LAYOUT OF EACH TYPE OF CHARCUTERIE IS DISCRIBED TO HELP FORM THE PERFECT BOARD FOR ANY OCCASSION. BEAUTIFUL PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS.
Report
Kristin
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Fantastic book
Reviewed in Canada on October 16, 2020
Fantastic book! I started with following the author on Instagram and when I saw she had a book out I bought it. Have also bought the book as hostess/thank you gifts. Very easy to follow with the step-by-step photos and explanations. It is my go-to when entertaining and...See more
Fantastic book! I started with following the author on Instagram and when I saw she had a book out I bought it. Have also bought the book as hostess/thank you gifts. Very easy to follow with the step-by-step photos and explanations. It is my go-to when entertaining and making cheese/charcuterie boards
Report
Melissa
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great Reference
Reviewed in Canada on July 25, 2020
This book uses easily obtainable ingredients and makes it very easy to make gorgeous cheese plates. I have been making cheese plates for years but this book kicked it up a notch. And my guests are so impressed with the presentation when I make a cheese plates from this book.
Report
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A lovely book
Reviewed in Canada on January 4, 2021
This book is great with lovely pictures and lots of ideas for entertaining with different cheeses and ideas on how to serve. Would recommend.
Report
See all reviews
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed

Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Explore similar books

Tags that will help you discover similar books. 6 tags
Results for: 
Where do clickable book tags come from?













Product information

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online

That outlet sale Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings discount and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method online