HOW TO BUILD A CHEESE BOARD

HOW TO BUILD A CHEESE BOARD

Le Gourmet ChefMay 30, '21

Ever wondered how to put together your own perfect cheese board? It's actually quite easy!


Learn how to assemble a cheese board from start to finish with these simple step by step instructions.


Perfect for holidays, ladies nights, or everyday entertaining, charcuterie boards are a fun, versatile, delicious addition to any gathering!

And best of all, they have something for everyone. From different types of cheese to sweet and savory snacks to crackers and cured meats, the best cheese boards leave no one behind.


Ready to get started?

HOW TO ASSEMBLE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD:

Start with the board. Cheese boards are typically assembled on a slate or wooden tray, which may be square, rectangular, or round. But if you don't already own one, don't feel like you need to go out and buy one. You can also use a plate, a cutting board, or even a baking sheet. Any flat surface will work.

Select the cheeses. Try to include a variety of flavors and textures by selecting cheeses from different families (see below).

Add some charcuterie...aka cured meats. Prosciutto, salami, sopressata, chorizo, or mortadella are all good options.

Add some savory. Think olives, pickles, roasted peppers, artichokes, tapenades, almonds, cashews, or spicy mustards.

Add some sweet. Think seasonal and dried fruits, candied nuts, preserves, honey, chutney, or even chocolate.

Offer a variety of breads. Sliced baguette, bread sticks, and a variety of crackers in different shapes, sizes, and flavors.

Finish it off with some garnishes. This is a great way to give your cheese board a seasonal touch. Use edible flowers, fresh herbs, or additional fruits to give your board the look and feel you want.

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