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The Vertical Lift

Take your cheeseboard to new heights with this unique twist on a classic. Simply place the cheese and a few unexpected delights on a tiered serving platter and let the fun begin. This tower of flavour will save space on your table as it becomes the talk of the party!

Castello® Aged Havarti

Made from traditional cheese methods with the addition of a special culture, the Castello® Aged Havarti is then matured for 12 months.

During the long maturation the crumbly but creamy texture and a rich, buttery taste with tangy notes is created. As it ripens the cheese also starts to develop small crystals for a richer taste experience.

Castello® Traditional Danish Blue
First manufactured in 1927, this is the acknowledged classic, full-strength Blue Cheese. It differs from other cheeses primarily because it is made using homogenized milk in the cheese-making process which causes the taste to stand out. The taste is sharply piquant and slightly salty, which we refer to as the blue "bite".

Castello® Double Crème White
It starts with the slim rind that yields to your knife like a layer of snowy ice resting on silken water. Beneath, thick and velvety, lies the cream of this white cheese, waiting for you. Let it melt in your mouth, hints of plain yoghurt and dark chocolate. Give in to its seductive notes, savour its mild aftertaste, and enjoy the same rich afterglow you'd get from a well-marbled steak.

Castello® Decorated Cream Cheese Rings

From sweet pineapple to spicy red and green pepper or savoury chive, a trio of options await.

THE FRUIT/VEG

  • pomegranates
  • mandarin oranges

THE ACCOUTREMENTS

  • chocolate salami
  • water crackers & ginger snaps
  • fruit jam or chutney

THE MOOD

The addition of fresh herbs and clean dried twigs will not only add to the ambiance, but will assist in elevating your presentation.

 

Chocolate Salami Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 cups of shortbread cookies, broken into small pieces
  • 3/4 cups pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (or a good quality chocolate bar broken into pieces) 
  • 2 tbsp candied giner, cut into small pieces (optional) 
  • 1 cup whipping cream 
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes 
  • powdered sugar for rolling salami 

Directions: 

  • Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl; set aside
  • In a medium saucepan heat the whipping cream to a simmer; add butter
  • Immediately remove form heat and pour over chocolate chips or pieces
  • Stir until chocolate melts and pour in cookies, pistachios & ginger; stir to combine 
  • Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface 
  • Pour the mixture on top; roll with the plastic wrap into a log shape
  • Tightly tie both ends of the log
  • Refrigerate until hard, remove plastic wrap and roll in powdered sugar
  • Slice and serve