A Showstopping Centerpiece
Have you ever found yourself wondering how to assemble a cheese board? Here we show you step by step how easy it is to create the perfect cheese board just in time for the holidays.
Have you ever wondered how to put together a lovely elegant cheese board? With the holidays here that means entertaining lots of family and friends. Here we share how easy it is to create a customized cheese board with various cheeses and simple ingredients to impress your guests.
The first step for your cheese board is to select a few types of cheese that range in flavors from mild to pungent and in textures from soft to hard. If you're asking yourself whether or not you have to go a gourmet market to find these cheeses, the answer is no. Today most regular grocery stores have a gourmet cheese section offering a large selection of theses types of cheeses. For our cheese board we selected the following cheeses:
The second step is to choose a variety of foods to pair with your cheeses. Typically the most common items to include would be:
Bread and crackers
Breads and crackers — include sliced or toasted fresh breads or baguettes, and a variety of different crackers. Again the key is to be creative and use different textures and flavors.
Add several types of wine for your guest to sip on while they enjoy this wonderful cheese board. Wines do not have to be expensive and again you can find them at your local grocer. For our board we served:
How to assemble
Finally you want to assemble your cheese board. Colors, textures and height make this stand out. Arrange the cheeses on the board filling it in with the fresh fruits, nuts, bread and crackers, jams or honey and decorate with some of the fresh herbs. The best thing about preparing a cheese board is that it takes minimal planning and almost no time to put together. Use your creativity and experiment with any food, cheeses and wine you choose while still impressing all of your guests.
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