How to Make a Cheeseboard
Servings: 6 people
CHEESES (select 4-5 varieties for 1-2 ounces total per person)
MEATS (select 2-3 varieties for 1-2 ounces total per person)
Begin by arranging the cheese on the board. I usually try to have one in each corner.
Add fresh fruits and vegetables and dried fruits.
Next, add small bowls of jams, mustards, honey, etc.
Add crackers and breads.
Fill in the gaps with nuts and fresh herbs.
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- Fill the board: The goal is to completely cover the entire surface with cheese and other nibbles.
- Think about texture: Include a variety of soft, hard, chewy and crunchy options.
- Think about flavor: Choose options that will pair well together, like cheddar and apples.
- Assemble the cheeseboard where you are serving it: The last thing you want to do is try to move a completed cheeseboard to another location.
- Slice cheese on a separate cutting board: If you're pre-slicing cheese, make sure you cut it on another cutting board so your serving platter stays neat.
- Visit the deli bar: Your grocery store's deli bar may have some great nibbles to include on your cheeseboard. And, you can buy as much or little as you want.
- Add height: Include something with height to add dimension to your cheeseboard.
- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can find the recipe on www.itisakeeper.com. Simply search for "House Seasoning Blend" or you can substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.