How to Create the Perfect Cheese Board
There are few things I love more than a cheese board. I mean-
- Cheese. It’s a beautiful thing.
- A giant cheese board is really freaking impressive and the perfect addition to any party or girls wine night.
Today I’m sharing how to put together the perfect cheeseboard for your next event or, if you’re like me, the occasional Saturday night dinner by yourself.
Start with a Board
A great cheese board starts with a good foundation and you’ve got a lot of options. Marble boards like this one are gorgeous but stain easily and are generally more expensive. My personal favorite is this massive wooden board from IKEA. This thing is huge and a steal at $20! Whatever you pick, make sure its easy to clean.
Cheeses: My go to cheeses are Brie, Gouda, Manchego, and a white Cheddar (English Seaside Cheddar is my favorite). These are all crowd pleasers and relatively inexpensive for large pieces. Consider getting the cheddar in cubed form, it adds some texture and makes it really easy for people to grab a piece. Trader Joe’s has everything you’ll need and won’t break the bank.
Meats: I occasionally add meat and will go for a whole hard salami sliced into thicker pieces. Prosciutto is tasty but a pain to pull apart and place so I like to stick to types of salami.
Breads: I always use water crackers and part of a thinly sliced baguette. Different flavored crackers, like these raisin rosemary ones from Trader Joes can be a nice addition.
Fruit + Nuts: I usually go with red grapes but occasionally throw in some dried apricots as well. If you want to go nuts, figs sliced in half look awesome on a board. Throw some almonds on and you’re good to go.
Spreads: This Raspberry Chipotle Sauce is AMAZING over Brie but you can also use any preserve type spread. Honey is also a great alternative paired with soft cheeses.
Extras: Olives (dry them first), chocolate covered almonds, tiny pickles and sprigs of rosemary are all things you can add.
So now you’ve got all of these beautiful ingredients and a giant board- but now what? Don’t over think this. Start with putting your cheeses on the board and fill around them. Layer things and keep adding until it looks full
So there you have it- my top tips for creating your own epic cheese board.
Comment down below what you would add!
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