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