You’ve seen them everywhere, from Instagram to your neighbors’ dinner party: cheese boards. But how do you go about building one of these gorgeous boards yourself?
Have no fear – we’ve got your back on this one. Read on to find out how to build an epic cheese board of your own!
Focus on 3-5 different kinds of cheeses so you and your guests can enjoy a little variety! You can mix it up by choosing a mix of firm and soft cheeses, mild and strong-flavored cheeses, as well as cheeses from different milk types, like cow or goat.
Think hard salami, smoked hams etc.
This is where you get to flex your creative muscles! A good starting point is to focus on nuts, dried fruits, classic antipasto items like olives, spreads/jams and of course some kind of bread or cracker
Fresh fruit is always an easy way to add some brightness and fresh flavor to your cheese board. A good rule of thumb: stick with what’s in season. Seasonal fruits are easier to acquire and are in their prime to be enjoyed with little preparation
With winter in full swing, we stuck with a classic: grapes!
Plan for about 2 oz of each kind of cheese per guest.
So, if you have 4 different types of cheeses, and 8 guests, you’ll need 16 oz of each kind of cheese, and approximately 4 lbs in total.
Allow cheeses to come to room temperature so that the flavors have time to develop. Taking cheeses out of the fridge about 1 hour before your party starts will work.
Arrange cheeses from mildest to strongest and encourage your guests to taste in that order. Starting at the strongest cheese could overwhelm your palate.