All Things Cheese Boards
Ingredient options and things Katy loves for building delicious cheese boards. Pick your favorites!
ALL THE CHEESES
- hard cheeses manchego, parmigiano-reggiano, white cheddar, edam
- aged cheeses aged cheddar, gouda, gruyere
- soft cheeses brie, boursin, cambozola, blue, goat, camembert
- stone fruits sliced
- berries rinsed and dried, whole
- kiwi sliced or halved
- apples sliced
- dried fruits figs, apricots, cranberries, raisins,
- grapes multiple varieties and colors
- fruit spreads blueberry, fig, sweet and spicy
- dark chocolate covered almonds or any chocolate covered nut
- candied ginger
- honey roasted cashews
- honey in small bowl with spoon
- fruit butters apple, fig, pear
- nuts any kind, flavored and plain
- olives castelvetrano, green cerignola, kalamata, caper berries,
- charcuterie prosciutto, jamon iberico, sopressata, pepperoni, salami
- crackers variety of color and shape
- sliced bread
- dips hummus, spinach & artichoke, cheese spreads, bruschetta, olive tapenade
- quick pickled veggies cucumber, red onion, carrots, celery
- pepper antipasto from a jar or grocery store olive bar
- baby tomatoes vine on, if you can find them
- pickles gerkins, small dills, sweet and spicy
- mustard in small bowl with spoon
- roasted beets
- snack mixes trail mix, nut mixes
FILLERS & GARNISH
- edible flowers you'll find these near the pre-packed herbs
- baby apples
- rosemary sprigs
- sweet peppers small
- preserved lemons
Start by positioning your cheese on your board. Make sure they are cut into different sizes and shapes for a visually appealing board.
If you are using Charcuterie place it next. Fold the meats in different patterns (half, quarters, rolled, etc.) to add height and save space for other ingredients.
Next place larger items like individual bowls of dips and spreads.
Add fruit, veggies and crackers in between the cheese and larger items.
Fill in remaining smaller spaces with your fillers & garnish items to cover all empty spaces on your board.
You really can't go wrong with a cheese board when entertaining. Play around with flavors, textures, and temperatures and you're sure to create a beautiful and delicious display!
Cut and prep all cheese, fruit, veggies, etc. the night before your event and store it in zip top bags in the refrigerator for a quick, stress free set-up and party experience.