I’ve been researching what cheese plates are available to folks travelling at 30,000 feet.
I’ve only ever flown first class once, in a private jet from Oxford UK to the Salon del Gusto. Believe it or not, it was a trip in the company jet to source new cheeses for my then employer Daylesford Organic. This little chesdale boy from Noo Zeeland could not believe his luck. The plane even had a butler. No shit. Spent the arvo having beers & trying to get cheesemaker James McCall to taste all the freaky slow food presidia cheeses, with Graukase and Cheese In A Sack personal faves. Returned to London in the eve with crazy cheese and tall tales – this in flight cheese plate was epic.
Now I’m prob never gonna fly first class again, I know my station in life. Which is a pity, cause the cool cheeses sadly are not ‘really’ offered in cattle class. Still, many airlines appear to be offering their passengers a choice of cheese with staff cutting to order in front of them, while some airlines continue with bulk ultrasonic sliced packaged product – those ultrasonic slicers are hypnotic.
Almost every airline cheese plate has grapes on it. WTF? They are the fruity crutch. Let the cheese walk!
I reckon Lufthansa, Emirates, Thai Airways, British Airways & Swiss International Air have good cheese plates, but I’m most curious about the plates offered by Asiana & Japan Airlines. I’ve found my airline cheese plate googling results pretty fascinating, and predictably got carried away collecting and posting them on my pinterest here: Airline Cheese Plates.
30 cheeses are selected by the British Airways ‘cheese master’ then four make it past the British Airways panel to get on the plane: