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Disney World Cheese Plate Gallery

FINALLY!!

After several years…and lots of cheese…we’ve finally put together a list of many of the cheese plates found in Walt Disney World restaurants!

Cheese from Tutto Gusto in Epcot's Italy

For those who have never had a cheese plate in a Disney World restaurant, here’s a little Disney cheese plate primer:

  • Cheese plates are often offered as both an appetizer and a dessert
  • They usually provide small samples of three, four, or five cheeses
  • Cheese plates are served with accompaniments like dried fruits, nuts, compotes, honey, and small pieces of toast or crackers
  • The samples are usually arranged from mild to strong, with a veined blue cheese almost always at the end of the line

You’ll find goat milk, cow milk, and sheep milk cheeses with varied aging processes and preparations. If you’re dining in a themed restaurant, the cheeses may be themed as well (e.g. Cheeses from California).

I can highly recommend pairing just about anything with honey or dried raisins on the vine. ;-) In fact, I usually ask my server to bring an extra side of honeycomb since I nearly always run out.

Another tip: always ask for more little toasts. Even if you’re NOT sharing with a dining partner, you’ll still run out.

We’ve had many requests for this type of post — there are a lot of cheese lovers out there — so I hope this is helpful. Note that plates change often, so you may find different cheeses and accompaniments on your visit. Please share your reviews and experiences in the comments section below!

Epcot

Les Chefs de France
Plateau de fromages de France
My very favorite cheese plate in all of Disney World is found here, at Chefs de France. The creamy, delicious cheeses in large portions could probably be a meal in themselves!

Imported cheese board $14.50. Available at lunch and dinner.

Cheese Plate

Le Cellier
Assortment of Artisanal Cheese
accompanied with Chef’s Selection of Dried Fruits and Preserves $14.00. See our review!

Cheese Plate

Boulangerie Patisserie
Cheese Plate
Get a similar plate to the one in Chefs de France over here at the Boulangerie…to-go!

Cheese Plate

Cheese Plate

Restaurant Marrakesh
Goat Cheese with Crispy Bread for Two
Mixture of Cheese and Kalamata Olives Red Pepper Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction $13.99

Rose & Crown
Trio of United Kingdom Cheese
with Accompaniments $9.99. Available on Pub and Dinner Menu. See our review!

Three Cheese Plate -- Cotswolds Cheddar - Aged Irish cheddar - Stilton

Sunshine Seasons
Fruit and Cheese Plate
$5.49

Sunshine Seasons Fruit and Cheese Plate

Tutto Gusto
Fontina
Val d’Aosta, semi-firm, alpine cow’s milk cheese

Parmigiano Reggiano
Emilia-Romagna, fragant, salty-sweet, aged cow’s milk cheese

Parmigiano

Robiola
Piemonte, aromatic, tangy, cheese with a fruity finish

Bufala
neapolitan style Mozzarella

La Tur
Piemonte, dense, creamy blend of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheese

Asiago
Veneto, semi-sharp, crumbly cow’s milk cheese

Gorgonzola
Lombardia, slightly sweet, blue-vein cheese

We have a review of some of the Tutto Gusto cheese offerings to help you with your choices!

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Royal Table
A Royal Tasting of Cheese
A trio of Cheeses with Accompaniments Included With Dinner $53.99

Bite-sized Cheddar Cheese
With Grapes Included With Child’s Lunch $28.99 and Dinner $32.99

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Antipasto Platter
This gorgeous platter could practically be an entree! With Genoa Salami, Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, and Fontina, it’s a serious symphony of flavor. Read our review here!

Antipasto Platter

Starring Rolls Cafe (and occasional Fantasmic Offering)
Evening Delight Dessert Box
Indulge with a pairing of Brie and Cheddar Cheese, Fresh Fruits, and Chocolate-dipped Strawberries $12.75

Cheese Platter Available at Starring Rolls Cafe and Fantasmic Offering

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jiko
Artisanal Cheese Selection
Five-tasting portions with accompaniments from around the world, spiced fruit jam, and crostini $14.00. Here’s our review!

Artisanal Cheese Selection

Victoria Falls Lounge
Jiko – The Cooking Place Cheese Selection
served with Spiced Fruit Jam and Crostini $14.00. See above.

Bay Lake Tower

Top of the World Lounge
Farmers Cheese Plate
Cave Man Bleu, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Purple Haze Goat Cheese, Cypress Grave Creamery Lamb Chopper, Brittle, Honey Comb, Seasonal Fruit Compote $9.99

Boardwalk

Flying Fish Cafe
Degustation of Flying Fish Artisanal Cheeses (MT TAM, Tête de Moine, Pecorino Toscano Stagionato, Drunken Goat, and Valdeón) with Accompaniments: Raisins on the Vine, Fig and Almond Torta, Savannah Bee Company Honeycomb, with a Golden Raisin, Apple, fresh Citrus, and Bermuda Onion Compote “Agrodolce” $16

Flying Fish Cheese Plate

Contemporary Resort

California Grill
Cheese Board
Our review of the California Grill includes the Cheese Board menu!

Cheese Plate

Grand Floridian

Citricos
Cheese and Grapes
with Crackers $4.00 Kids Menu

Cheese Course Trio
Murcia al Vino from Spain, Fourme d’Ambert from Auvergne, and P’tit Basque from France.

Citricos Cheese Course Trio

Cheese Plate at Citricos

Take a look at the review of the cheese course from a meal at Citricos.

Garden View Tea Room
British Cheese Plate
A selection of traditional British cheeses, served with an array of seasonal fruit $14.50

English Blue Stilton Cheese
Served with walnuts and marinated berries $8.50

Grand Floridian Cafe
Cheese Plate
Truffle Tremor, Reypenaer Gouda, and St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese with assorted accoutrements and Sesame Crackers $11.99

Grand Floridian Cafe Cheese Plate

Narcoossee’s
Artisanal Cheeses
Currently served as five tasting portions with accompaniments; $16.00. We had this a year or so ago, but it was delicious! Check out our review!

Narcoossee's Cheese Plate

Victoria and Albert’s
Chef’s Table Cheese Course
On our visit, we were served a lovely group of cheeses: Southern Belle Chevre, Gouda Goat Cheese, Colston Bassett Stilton, 24-Month Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Cheese Plate

Polynesian

Captain Cook’s
Cheese Entree
$6.99

Walt Disney World Swan Resort

Il Mulino New York Trattoria
Parmigiano Reggiano
Aged Parmesan Cheese $8.00

Wilderness Lodge

Artist Point
A Selection of Artisanal Cheeses Oh, yes, I’ve reviewed a similar cheese plate here!
Smokey Blue Cheese, Reypenaer VSOP, and Humboldt Fog with Seasonal Garnishes and Walnut Toast $14.00

A similar cheese plate offered at Artist Point in 2011

Territory Lounge
Northwest Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Platter
with Mustard and Sweet Pickles $13.00

Northwest Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Platter with Mustard and Sweet Pickles

Yacht Club

Yachtsman Steakhouse
Assortment of Artisanal Cheeses
Assorted Bread and Seasonal Accoutrements $16.00 includes Vermont Creamery Bijou, Le Grain d’Orge Affiné au Calvados, Beehive Cheese Co. SeaHive, Nancy’s Hudson Valle y Camembert, and Rogue River Caveman Blue

Yachtsman cheese plate

As you can see, there’s a variety of cheese plates available for tastings around Walt Disney World at counter-service and table-service restaurants.

These menu items make great appetizers, snacks, desserts, and light meals. Yep, I can eat cheese any time of the day! Mix and match cheeses and accompaniments to find your favorite pairings!

Hopefully you can share your insights, feedback, and favorites about the cheeses that you’ve enjoyed (or dare I say, disliked) at Disney World. Put your taste buds to the test — it’s a fun project for the whole family — and let us know your favorite Disney World cheeses! (It’s the Mouse’s House after all… come on, you knew I had to say it!)

Now it’s your turn to let us know your favorite Disney cheese dishes! What cheese offerings have we missed? We don’t want to miss a single cheese opportunity! ;-)

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31 Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    AJ, this might be one of my most fav things on your blog ever! I love cheese and the WDW cheese plates are great..We’ve tried to recreate them at home a few times…Paired with our fav wines, of course!

  2. Eliza says:

    Oh my goodness! This post must have taken you so long to complete! Lovely job! The cheese plate from citricos/artist point looks the best in my opinion.

  3. marcellina says:

    yes, yes, yes!!! Where is the like button on this post??!? This post is going in my favorites! Cheese glorious cheese! Can you tell I love cheese? Mickey Mouse would be proud! Seriously, thank you AJ for this beautiful homage to the cheese plate! I love cheese so much I’d eat it for dessert over anything sweet. My husband tried a blue cheese at V&A’s once (I couldn’t partake since I was pregnant) and I remember him biting into it, his eyes rolling back a little, and just laughing because it was so good! Oh man was I jealous that I couldn’t try it! I am definitely going to try the cheese plate from Boulangerie in September and maybe the one at Sunshine Seasons if I get a chance. AJ, if you ever need a “cheese correspondent”…. I’m your girl! ;)

  4. marcellina says:

    I just had an idea… a whole blog dedicated to Disney Cheese! It could be called “the big cheese”… ok… guess that was a “cheesy” idea. lol. I’ll stop now.. promise. :P

  5. Janna says:

    Best. Post. Ever.

  6. Jennifer says:

    I agree that this was a great article. I also am a HUGE fan of cheeses. When we went last year I did get the cheese plate from Chefs de France and it was fabulous. I also did the cheese plate at Cinderella’s Royal table too and it was fabulous. Thanks again for a great post!

  7. Jenny says:

    That was great, I had no idea that there were so many different cheese plates. I’ve had one durring the food and wine Fes. my DH and I shared to, one from Irland(soso) and one from the booth that was just desserts and cheese and of corse wine. That one we liked. I was wondering what does a sheep cheese taste like? I had never heard of one?

  8. Dana says:

    Oh, my mouth is watering!!!! My husband is dying to try the cheese in the new renovated wine bar in Italy (Epcot), but I’m excited to see that Sunshine Seasons has a fruit and cheese plate. We usually end up in Sunshine Seasons when we need a break, and that looks like a nice alternative to other snacky-type foods.

  9. Galloping Gourmand says:

    I’m not a huge fan of ordering cheese plates… but I will always snack on them when someone else orders.

    The fruit and cheese at Sunshine Seasons is one of that great food court’s few disappointing offerings. Grocery store cheese plate quality.

    At Narcoossee’s they might as well just call it a bleu cheese plate. We were offered it when we… um… snuck in between lunch and dinner service. Our watches were a little off, and we kinda walked in and sat at a table but they served us anyway! All they were able to offer us was cheese plates and cesar salads. It was a great plate, but I love stinky blue.

    I haven’t had the new cheese plate at Le Cellier. I was there last year before the menu change, but the plate I had was good if a little cheddar heavy.

  10. marcellina says:

    Galloping Gourmand.. thanks for your thoughts on the Sunshine Seasons cheese plate.. since I will be in Epcot during food and wine maybe I’ll skip that and see if there is a cheese plate offering from one of the kiosks in World Showcase! ;)

  11. Dr. Nigel Channing says:

    Tutto Gusto is the best (IMHO). :-)

  12. Shayne says:

    Behold the power of cheese! I lerve me a cheese plate, and it’s hard for me not to order one if it’s on the menu. I believe the most recent one I had was at Rose & Crown, and it was pretty enjoyable. We’re dining at several of these places on our next trip, so I’ll have to bookmark this post and refer back to it!

  13. Shayne says:

    And even though this is a Disney World post, I have to throw in a plug for the cheese plate at the Golden Vine Winery in DCA! It’s not adventurous, but it sure is nice to sit and enjoy some wine and cheese while soaking up the warm California sun!

  14. Tisk says:

    Ah, what a glorious post! Will definitely refer back to it before our next visit.

  15. Rune says:

    Wonderful post! I love different cheeses although sadly I can’t eat the blue ones at all, we don’t do a whole lot of signature dining when at WDW but the cheese plate at the boulangerie in France is definitely on my list of must do’s. I was tempted by the Sunshine Seasons one too, but now not so sure due to GG’s review. ( Thanks for the heads up.)

    I wish the boulangerie served warm brie / camembert, gorgeous with a baguette!

    I’m also kind of ashamed to admit that the one that gets me most excited is the hot melted ‘plastic’ cheese, hmmmm, would a plate of that count? I’m prepared to throw in some fries, grapes or crusty bread,,, Heheh. =)

  16. I have to admit, that was a cheesy post.

    (see what I did there?)

    Anyway, we went Contemporary and Flying Fish back to back in April and compared the cheese plates. Here are a couple of (quick) reactions to those two offerings:

    The Bleu Cheeses are very robust in flavor..even more so than I expected. Like most people (I’m sure), we worked from milder to stronger and the increase in the intensity of the flavors is very interesting to experience. I really liked about the 3rd or 4th cheese on each plate the best. I guess I’m a medium (to extra-medium) kind of guy.

    As I mentioned in the Cali Grill review, the honeycomb accompaniment was one of my favorite things I have ever eaten. The one at the Flying Fish was even better. It’s worth getting a cheese just for the honey. Trust me on this.

    Thanks for writing this up, AJ. Although, I am dying for a cheese plate now, I really enjoyed it!

  17. Leslie Whitten says:

    Thanks AJ! You mentioned that sometimes cheese is on the menu as a dessert. Do you happen to know whether that would count as a dessert on the DDP? We’re going to Le Cellier, Jiko, and California Grill in September and I would like to be able to do cheese instead of dessert at least a couple times, but it appears that Le Cellier lists it as an appetizer and the other two just list it in a separate category of its own, under the desserts.

  18. Wow, so many beautiful cheese plates!

    I’m going to have to be the odd one here and say that one of my favorites is the cheese sampler at the Ireland booth during the Food and Wine Festival. Love all three cheeses on it, and with the hearty bread and apple raisin chutney it’s the perfect combo of flavors.

  19. This has been one of my favourite posts! Cheese plates are one of my favourite things about dining at Disney, and a great source of protein for us vegetarians.

    I definitely agree with Diane @DixieJulep – during F&W the Ireland kiosk has such a great cheese plate. The best deal at Epcot, huge and flavorful.

  20. Alan says:

    AJ – This blot alone is so comprehensive and complete that you should made it into an e-book and charged for it. I’m saving it onnmy tablet for our next Disney visit. Thank you!

  21. AJ says:

    Eliza — This one was a team effort, to be sure! Three years in the making!

    Marci — You crack me up!! “The Big Cheese” is perfect! ;-)

    Janna — I’m always pleased when I can deliver for ya! :-)

    Jennifer — What’s the CRT cheese plate like?! I’ve never had it, and it’s been AGES since I was there for dinner!

    Jenny — Ooh! I should have included the cheese plates from the Food and Wine Festival Booths! What a great idea! Sheep’s milk cheese, in my experience, has been milder than the others, but that’s based on very little actual knowledge!

    Dana — I’m counting down the days to head back to Tutto Gusto for cheese! We’ll have guest review coming up soon!

    GG — Thanks for the reviews! I’ll save some of my stinky blue cheese for ya!

    Dr. Nigel — Can’t wait to try more from there!

    Shayne — You need to do a cheese plates at Disneyland Guest Post! When’s your next visit over there? I’m not sure if you’re beating me there or not.

    Tisk — Thanks!

    Rune — Anytime I can have plastic cheese on ANYTHING, I’m a happy person! :-)

    Corey — I knew you’d like this one! And, yep; the honey is the thing. I really have started asking my server to just automatically bring more honey and more toasts when he brings the cheese plate. Did you see the pic at Yachtsman with the little pot of honey? Perfect!

    Leslie — I’m not 100% sure on this. I know Le Cellier does list the cheese on its dessert menu, so it’s definitely worth asking about. My only concern is that the cheese is usually more expensive than most of the desserts.

    Diane — I really should have added that one on here since it’s been the same for a few years now — pretty consistent!

    Jasmine — Agreed! Thanks for your feedback!

    Alan — Ha ha! Maybe we’ll make the Cheese e-Book next!!! ;-)

  22. Christian says:

    This article alone is the reason why your blog rules!

  23. JanH says:

    I really enjoyed your post. Never had any of the cheese plates but will consider next visit.
    Which, in your opinion, is the best tasting?

  24. Andrea says:

    Yay! I am so glad to see this post…and am going to attempt to do them all…So far I can check off Victoria & Alberts and Flying Fish Cafe!

  25. AJ says:

    Andrea — Well done!!!

  26. Christa says:

    My daughter said “oh mommy it’s a cheese crawl!!!!!” we are thrilled to try some of these offerings in three weeks. Thanks AJ!

  27. AJ says:

    Christa — Just wait until Wednesday if you’re looking for a cheese crawl… ;-)

  28. Elisabeth says:

    My husband and I had the cheese plate at the lounge at the top of BLT this past fall. We did not know what to do with the honeycomb!!! The cheese was amazing with a bottle of red wine there. We will be back in Disney in a week and hope to try out some more cheese plates in Epcot. Thanks for the great suggestions.

  29. Matt says:

    My family had the Rose & Crown cheese plate this past Christmas, and it was absolutely delicious.

  30. Sheryl says:

    This is great! Did you get to try all of these?

  31. AJ says:

    Sheryl — Absolutely! I love me a good cheese plate!

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