A good cheese plate is a host's secret weapon. Bring out a gorgeous board filled with a mix of hard and soft cheeses—along with dried fruits, nuts, and other sweet and savory accents—and you will hands down become the star of your party. Add a little champagne and—voilà!—the whole group is happy! The beauty of a cheese plate lies is in its versatility; however, with all the choices and ways to serve, building the perfect board can become a bit overwhelming. So, your registry is the perfect moment to stock up on all the basic tools and serving pieces so you're ready to hit the ground running during your first dinner party and all those to come. Here's are eight essential cheese plate elements to add to your registry immediately!