Cheese boards are the perfect addition to any gathering. Whether you’re serving one or many, your guests will love snacking on this appetizing dish while they enjoy chatting with friends!
A cheese platter makes for an enjoyable dinner party but it can also provide food-on reverence in smaller groups where everyone knows each other well enough not only be comfortable around them – which means less fumbling over whose turn it was at last night’s game anyway – but actually get stuff done together like solving crimes or catching thieves (whatever takes their minds off mundanity).
First Step – Cheese Selection
The key to making a charcuterie board (like this one, for example: https://royalcraftwood.com/products/wood-charcuterie-board) is the selection of cheeses.
It’s best not too pick between different types, but rather go with an odd number for optimum taste and complexity in flavor profiles from each ingredient that will be used on your palate. The rule-of thumb says three or five works well when planning out how many people eating at home; however if you want two pounds instead then no problem!
Toth likes to alternate what kinds of milk the cheeses are from, so she’ll have an aged cheese with sheep’s milk, cow’s and goat providers. This will give her customers a variety in textures as well as flavors!
If you’re looking for something new to try, why not take a chance with some of the most interesting and exquisite cheeses in all shapes? There’s an option no matter what your preferences may be-whether they are toward Spanish goats’ milk or Greek sheeps’milk. Cheese people want nothing more than make sure that each customer has his/her perfect match; afterall we know how hard it can sometimes feel when trying unfamiliar varieties!
One Cheese Is Also Good
If you’re looking for an easy, yet impressive appetizer that won’t break the bank then prepare yourself a cheeseboard. Toth recommends making this dish with just one excellent cheese – our personal favorite being Rush Creek Reserve fromagerie where its wrapping in bark makes it extra special!
What’s more important than a cheese? A whole lot of nothing, if you ask us! There are so many great options for sharp cheddar and other favorites. Try out some new ones or old standbys – it doesn’t matter what your preference is as long as they taste good to ya’ll (we know that sounds genetic).
Crackers for Accompaniment
Cheese and crackers is a classic pairing, but you don’t have to stop there. milder cheeses can also work well with shortbread cookies or oat cakes! “Sweet items sometimes give people permission on the board,” Toth said; as for what kind of breads/nutritional foods I’d use? It all depends–sometimes more variety helps break up boring routines (like having just one type).
Nuts & Pickles, Honey & Jam – What’s more?
Cheese boards are often limited by what is on hand. To make your board more interesting and palate-pleasing, try adding some smaller tasty morsels to fill in the gaps between larger pieces of cheese such as olives or pickles! Cornichons (smaller types of pickle) would be perfect for this purpose because they fit well onto a plate while being easy enough that even guests with no experience eating them can enjoy them too; not only do these little guys taste great but their acidity cuts through rich flavors like nobody’s business – meaning you won’t need anything else at all if it comes down guesting out tonight… unless somebody brings wine 🙂
The addition of bright, fresh produce to your cheese board will not only offer variety and interest for guests but it’ll also add some much-needed color. Dried fruit like Blenheim apricots can be added at any time during dinner when you’re looking ahead in case someone starts getting tired or lackadaisical about eating their meal – they don’t have many natural sugars so this won’t spoil them too quickly!
Jam and honey are two classic choices that will never go out of style. If you’re not sure where to start, try fig jam – it’s a great choice for beginners who want some variety on their boards while still being able to enjoy the traditional taste after bite down! For something even more unique (and delicious), add an entire bee hive as well; these hives come queen-less so there is no need worry about keeping up with maintenance or population issues like other types do.
The key to having a good cheese plate is balance. You want your guests’ experience with each item on the board, from crackers and bread through cheeses (and possibly other accompaniments) so that they walk away satisfied but not overwhelmed by flavor or texture differences; if you’re pre-portioning chunks of Brie into someone’s dish before serving it up as an appetizer for example – this will help maintain visual appeal while also preventing abuse such as individuals hollowing out large sections within certain wheels/Wedges . It may seem like giving folks too much choice can lead them toward deciding against eating anything at all when there are many better options available than just one big slab.
Use a large charcuterie board for this purpose – you will have enough space to put all that you wish!
Hide all empty spaces
Once you’ve placed your cheese and crackers down on the board, filling in any gaps with whatever else takes your fancy nuts, olives or preserves will do as well to create an interesting presentation without overwhelming guests’ tastes buds!
We hope that this guide has helped you better understand how to serve cheese correctly. Now that you know what to do, it’s time to choose the right cheese & board for your needs. With so many options on the market, we’re sure you can find the perfect one for your home or business at Royal Craft Wood. Thanks for reading!
Source: Yummy Tummy