Aaaah, the lovely cheeseboard. It is a Christmas classic. I enjoy setting it out as much as I do eating it. I am not an expert when it comes to cheeseboards but I do enjoy serving them and eating them. I’m going to talk through my essentials for the cheese board I served with my friend and I.
The Serving Platters
What you serve your cheese board on can really impact the visual attraction to it. But, believe it or not, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy wooden boards to make it look good. My stone slates are from the PoundShop and my wooden boards are from Sainsbury’s.
The Cheeses I Like to Eat
I do love a cheeseboard but I actually only like a handful of cheese types. On this day I bought all the ones I liked such as cranberry cheese, brie and camembert. I don’t particularly like strong flavoured cheese so I tend to reach for the mild ones. Camembert is one of my favourites when served warm and melted. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and remove any plastic packaging from the cheese. If the Camembert you bought is in a wooden casing, place it back into the case without any plastic and Score the top of the cheese. Add honey or thyme or any topping you’d like and place in the oven without the lid for 20mins.
What I serve with my Cheese
I like to have options when I have a cheeseboard. I always have cranberry sauce, caramelised onion chutney, tomato chutney and hummus. For dipping or pairing with the cheese, I use crackers, bread and twist sticks. I also like have some types of ham or salami. I love pairing the things together and trying new tastes. At this point, you could add olives or stuffed peppers too.
I love a good cheeseboard and I would love to see what you would add to yours. Also, let me know what kind of cheese you like too. It is a very personal thing.
11 days to go…