Cheeseboard Perfection

Creating Cheeseboard Perfection

Try to include a variety of cheese flavors and textures. A good rule of thumb is to pick out 3-4 cheeses from a variety of different families. You’ll want to serve about 3-4 ounces of cheese, 1 to 2 tablespoons nuts, 1 to 2 tablespoons condiments, 4 pieces of fruit, 4 to 6 vegetables, 1 to 2 ounces of meat per guest.

Select the Cheeses

Aged

Asiago  – #23145

McCadam X Sharp Cheddar – #23268

Cabot Private Stock Cheddar  – #23270

Don Bernardo Manchego – #24196

 

Firm – Semi Firm

Cheddar Cheese Curds – #23252

Stella Fontinella – #23902

Derby Sage – #24576

Derby Port Wine – #24577

Dill Harvati – #24628

Fontina – 23900

Gouda – 24621

Smoked Gouda – #24618

Local Handmade Smoked Fresh Mozzarella – #23957

Wensleydale with Cranberries – #24578

Wensleydale with Caramelized Onions – #24580

Add Charcuterie

…aka cured meats. Prosciutto, salami, sopressata, chorizo, or mortadella are all good options.

 

Prosciutto De Parma – #55548

Prosciutto – #55544

Hard Salami – #57022  

Smoked Kielbasa – #56112

Add Savory

Think olives, pickles, roasted peppers, artichokes, tapenades, almonds, cashews or spicy mustards.

 

Greek Olive Mix – #6224

Cashews – #60930

XL Kalamata Olives – #72610

Honey Mustard Sauce – #32950

Esprit De Paris Grainy Dijon – #32403

Peppadew Peppers – #72882

Whole Cherry Peppers – #13136

Sweet Pepper Drops – #72883

Offer a Variety Of Breads

Sliced baguette, bread sticks, and a variety of crackers in different shapes, sizes, and flavors. Make sure to offer one neutral flavored option. But think of including baguettes, ciabatta, bread sticks, crostini, multigrain crackers, water crackers or even parmesan crisps on your cheeseboard.

 

Keebler Cracker Medley – #19575

Nabisco Cracker Assortment – #19600

Animal Crackers – #19740

Sesame Lavasch – #19820                            

Water Crackers – #19410 

Bavarian Pretzel Sticks – #62401  

Pepperidge Farm Cracker Assortment – #19580

Pita – #4618

French Baguette –  #306

French Batard – #300

Add Some Sweet

Think seasonal and dried fruits, candied nuts, preserves, honey, chutney, or even chocolate. Fresh fruits such as raspberries, tangerines, pear, grapes and apples add great texture and eye appeal to your cheese platter.

 

Dried Apricots – #45490

Apricot Preserves – #49246

Raspberry Preserves – #49319

Honey – #59755  

Chocolate Cordial Cups – #86274

Candied Walnuts – #61220

Infused Dried Cranberries – #45480

Garnishes

This is a great way to give your cheese board a seasonal touch. Use edible flowers, fresh herbs, or additional fruits to give your board the look and feel you want.

 

Rosemary Sprigs – 72306

Thyme Sprigs  – 72311

Edible Mixed Pansies SPECIAL ORDER

Edible Orchids SPECIAL ORDER

Assembling the Cheeseboard

Place the cheese on your board first since they are the stars!. Then place meats in different areas to contrast with the cheese. Add your bread or crackers next. Finally use your sweet, savory and garnishes to fill in the empty spaces. And there you have a complete cheese board!

What Drinks to Pair with Cheese

Some cheeses pair better than others with different drinks.  Have you always wondered what beer, cider, or wine to pair cheese with?

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