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How to create the ‘Perfect Cheeseboard’

May 4, 2014

How To Create the Perfect Cheeseboard How To Create the Perfect Cheeseboard How To Create the Perfect CheeseboardSo it’s no secret that Shane and I LOVE cheese. We like to sit down at least once a month with a cheeseboard for dinner and just enjoy the different combinations of cheeses (Yup, we’re super unhealthy haha) and we even tried making our own goats cheese at the beginning of the year. So I thought I’d share my favourite way to create the ‘perfect cheeseboard’ with loads of options for mixing things up.

How To Create the Perfect Cheeseboard How To Create the Perfect Cheeseboard How To Create the Perfect Cheeseboard* Have a wide variety of cheeses with different textures and strengths. We like to have around 5-6 to choose from which include a soft garlic and herb cheese such as Boursin, but you can use something like Philadelphia too, a hard or soft Goats Cheese, a Cheddar such as Smoked Applewood, a Smoked Austrian cheese, a soft and gooey cheese like Brie and something fruity (our favourite is Wensleydale with Cranberries, but we love a White Stilton with Apricots too). Depending on if we have guests, we might add a blue cheese, but we personally aren’t too keen on those. A nice one that isn’t so strong in flavour is Gorgonzola if you aren’t so keen on the Stilton’s.

How To Create the Perfect Cheeseboard How To Create the Perfect Cheeseboard* We love to pair the cheese’s with condiments like chutneys or dressings, salad (like rocket or baby tomatoes) and some chorizo/salami/proscuitto if we’re feeling a little extravagant along with a large selection of crackers and of course some sweet and juicy grapes. We also love a good chilled glass of fruity cider to wash it all down πŸ™‚

Some of our favourite pairings are:
♥ Garlic & Herb on a digestive biscuit with rocket, baby tomatoes and a sweet red onion chutney
♥ Wensleydale with Cranberries on an Oat or Bran Cracker
♥ Goats Cheese on a Chive Cracker with a drizzle of Honey/sweet Chutney

* It’s always best to take your cheese out of the fridge at least 30 minutes, but preferably an hour before you plan to eat it as the flavours start to intensify compared to cold cheeses which might not taste of as much. You’ll be suprised by the difference it makes!

* If you have guests, it’s always a good idea to label each cheese so everyone knows what they’re eating. I used a chalkboard pen on our slate cheeseboard and it washes off fine. Just be sure to test it on the underside first just incase. If you use a wooden board, you can always make some labels or attach some around the outside instead.

How To Create the Perfect CheeseboardHow To Create the Perfect CheeseboardOur ‘Cheese’ Cheeseboard was kindly sent by the lovely guys over at to be featured in a blog post and since Shane and I love our cheese, what better way to enjoy it than with a personalised cheeseboard?! I absolutely love it, and it’s so much better than sitting down with a chopping board between us like we usually do haha! They do loads of other products too, which are perfect for gifts! I’ve already seen a couple that I love!

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    May 4, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    mmmm there is nothing better than a cheese plate. And you have put together a beautiful and deliciously looking one. I love the board and it being a chalk board is a total bonus!!!

    great…now I want cheese haha

    xx amber

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      May 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

      That was one of the main reasons I prefer slate boards to wooden ones πŸ™‚ and they’re easier to clean haha!

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    Jamie Rose
    May 5, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Yummmm! I love trying all different kinds of cheeses. My family likes to have appetizer feasts every couple of months which are like this except with even more appetizer-like foods. So even more unhealthy than this. I actually don’t think this is overly unhealthy anyway. It looks delicious too!

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      May 5, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Oh my, that sounds even more amazing haha! Appetisers are kind of my favourite, it’s a shame that we never make them. πŸ™‚

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    Nikki | The Ginger Diaries
    May 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Kenneth is loving this post. He’s now pulling my sleeve to use this post and make our own cheese plate on the next warm day. Too bad I don’t like cheese, haha. I think we’ll have to add dried fruit for me πŸ˜‰ xo

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      May 6, 2014 at 6:29 am

      Haha! Yay πŸ™‚ I can’t believe you don’t like cheese though! Crazy! Dried fruit sounds perfect too!

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    May 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Yummy! Who doesn’t love a night of cheese!? This would be perfect for a date-night in while watching a good movie. Thanks for the tips!


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      May 6, 2014 at 6:30 am

      Yes! That’s pretty much exactly what we do. It’s so nice to just set everything up and chill out in front of the tv surrounded by cushions (and the cat trying to get his fair share haha) watching a good film or marathoning a TV show. πŸ™‚

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