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Cheeseboard Perfection

Creating Cheese Board Perfection

The old saying something old, something stinky, something blue and something new perfectly describes how to make an epic cheese board.

Cheeseboards have become a staple for any quick gathering event or party with friends and family.  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. Curious what cheeses chefs have in their fridge?

Select the Cheeses

aged cheese for cheese board

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

Dill Harvati – #24628

Fontina – 23900

Gouda – 24621

Smoked Gouda – #24618

Local Handmade Smoked Fresh Mozzarella – #23957

Soft

Presidente Brie – #24602

Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Spread – #23610

Capra Goat Cheese Logs #24632, #24634, #2635

Local Handmade Fresh Mozzarella  – #23955

Cucina Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Log – #23970

Burrata Cheese – #13704

 

Blue

Blue Cheese Wheel  – #23165

Danish Blue Wheel – #24579

Gorgonzola – #24620

Add Charcuterie

Charcuterie Board

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

 

Fiorucci Prosciutto De Parma – #55549

Fiorucci Prosciutto – #55546

Fiorucci  Hard Salami – #57024  

Fontanini Smoked Kielbasa – #56112

Add Savory

Olives

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

 

Ambrosia Greek Olive Mix – #6224

Cashews – #60930

Kontos XL Kalamata Olives – #72610

Ken’s Honey Mustard Sauce – #32950

Esprit De Paris Grainy Dijon – #32403

Roland Peppadew Peppers – #72882

Ambrosia Whole Cherry Peppers – #13136

Ambrosia Sweet Pepper Drops – #72883

Offer a Variety Of Breads

Breads for Cheese Board & Butter Board

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. Now adays you can be even more creative with your cheeseboard and add shortbread cookies, oat cakes and even vanilla cookie wafers. 

 

Keebler Cracker Medley – #19575

Animal Crackers – #19740

Water Crackers – #19410 

Bavarian Pretzel Sticks – #62401  

Pepperidge Farm Cracker Assortment – #19580

Pita – #4618

French Baguette – #306

French Batard – #300

Add Some Sweet

Cheese Board Sweet Accompaniments

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

 Cheese board fresh herbs

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 Cheese Board

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!

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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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