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!
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!
Les Chefs de FrancePlateau 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.
Get a similar plate to the one in Chefs de France over here at the Boulangerie…to-go!
Goat Cheese with Crispy Bread for Two
Mixture of Cheese and Kalamata Olives Red Pepper Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction $13.99
Fruit and Cheese Plate
Val d’Aosta, semi-firm, alpine cow’s milk cheese
Emilia-Romagna, fragant, salty-sweet, aged cow’s milk cheese
Piemonte, aromatic, tangy, cheese with a fruity finish
neapolitan style Mozzarella
Piemonte, dense, creamy blend of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheese
Veneto, semi-sharp, crumbly cow’s milk cheese
Lombardia, slightly sweet, blue-vein cheese
We have a review of some of the Tutto Gusto cheese offerings to help you with your choices!
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 ItalianoAntipasto 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!
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
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!
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 LoungeFarmers Cheese Plate
Cave Man Bleu, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Purple Haze Goat Cheese, Cypress Grave Creamery Lamb Chopper, Brittle, Honey Comb, Seasonal Fruit Compote $9.99
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
California GrillCheese Board
Our review of the California Grill includes the Cheese Board menu!
CitricosCheese 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.
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
Truffle Tremor, Reypenaer Gouda, and St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese with assorted accoutrements and Sesame Crackers $11.99
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.
Captain Cook’sCheese Entree
Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Il Mulino New York TrattoriaParmigiano Reggiano
Aged Parmesan Cheese $8.00
Artist PointA 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
Northwest Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Platter
with Mustard and Sweet Pickles $13.00
Yachtsman SteakhouseAssortment 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
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! 😉