Everyone loves a good cheese board. They are the perfect centerpiece for any gathering, and they couldn’t be easier to put together! Follow these four simple tips to take your cheese board to the next level every.single.time!
1. Select your cheeses:
Create a balanced board by choosing a variety of flavors and textures. If you are unsure start by selecting from these categories:Textures: Smooth, Hard, Crumbly, Creamy, Dry
Flavor Profiles: Tangy, Buttery, Smoked, Nutty, Classic, Unique
Levels of Intensity: Intense, Pungent, Mild, Funky, Medium
Types of Milk: Cow, Goat, Sheep, Combination
Plan for 3-4 ounces per person if other food will be served, or double the amount if you’re just sticking with the cheese platter.We think 3-5 types of cheese is perfect.
3. Be Extra:
More is more when it comes to cheeseboards! Feel free to get creative, but these are our favorite additions:Breads and Crackers: sliced baguette, variety of crackers, flatbreads, and chips
Spreads: fig jam, quince jam, honey, and mustards
Meats: cured ham, salami, smoked meats, or dried sausage
Fruits: seasonal fresh and dried fruits
Nuts and Seeds: all varieties including candied and spiced
Veggies and Olives: fresh, marinated, roasted, or pickled
4. Have fun!
Fill in empty spaces with fresh herbs, grapes, edible flowers, cherry tomatoes, or anything that makes you happy! Don’t overthink it - you can’t mess it up!