How to Make the Perfect Cheese Board

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As foodies, we LOVE hosting parties and get togethers. Olives, fruit, cheese, and wine come together to create a timeless, elegant, easy spread.

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But what makes a good cheese board your guests will enjoy?

First, no matter what kind of cheese you choose, make sure it’s high quality! 

Next, choose a variety of flavors and textures. You want a combination of hard and soft, mild and pungent, aged and fresh. You’ll want about 1 oz per person. Use a separate knife for each and be sure to include labels.

  • Firm  – Manchego
  • Soft – Goat cheese, brie
  • Aged – Cheddar, gouda
  • Pungent, funky – Bleu cheese or boomy rinds. Bloomy rinds are covered in fluffy white mold that forms an edible crust for soft, creamy insides. We love Brie and Camembert.
  • Plain Chevre – always a great option to blend with other sweet flavors like honey or jam, as well as savory flavors such as olives

What else?

  • Platters – nice wooden board, chalk board, or marble slab
  • Olives and Olive Oil– try a mix of flavors and varieties, like our kalamata, oregano, and garlic olives
  • Nuts – Candied pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, marcona almonds
  • Cured Meats – Prosciutto, salami
  • Something Sweet– Fresh apples, grapes or melon; dried figs, jam, honey
  • Crackers & Breads 

So what are you waiting for? Call up your friends and don’t forget to invite us 

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