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January 31, 2017

How to Build an Epic Cheese Board – Brie My Valentine

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Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching and we have the cheese board that will have your Valentine saying “Brie Mine” in no time. Read on to find out how to build an epic Valentine’s Day cheese board of your own!


How to Build an Epic Cheese Board

1. Start with your cheeses

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.

Our choices for this board:

  • Black Bear Port Wine Cheese Ball
  • President Brie Classic Round
  • Joan of Arc Triple Creme Brie
  • Joan of Arc Chevre Goat Cheese Log

ShopRite Cheese Board DIY

2. Add your meats

Think hard salami, smoked hams etc.

Our choices for this board:

  • Chianti/Red Wine Infused Salami

3. Choose your accompaniments

ShopRite Cheese Board DIY

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. Since we’re focusing on Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the essentials like chocolate and strawberries!

Our choices for this board:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Red Grapes
  • Mixed Olives
  • Wholesome Pantry Pistachios
  • Dark Chocolate
  • French Baguette

4. Tips for Enjoying Your Epic Cheese Board with Your Special Someone:

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How much cheese?

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.

Don’t serve cold cheese

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.

Order matters!

Arrange cheeses from mildest to strongest and encourage your guests to taste in that order. Starting at the strongest cheese could overwhelm your palate.