My go to evening is full of red wine, bread, and cheese. Oh, and great company, too! However, it took me the longest time to nail down my cheese board style.
That sounds ridiculous, I know.
But styling a cheese board can be hard! That’s why I’m sharing my foolproof technique for the easiest cheese board, yet.
First, make sure you have a board that will fit everything you want to serve. I looked for months for the perfect marble board to use for serving my cheese boards on. Then, it hit me. Why pay extra for a slab of marble just because it’s named a marble serving board?
Well, I suppose for convenience. But, I decided against spending more on it for that reason. Instead, we stopped by Home Depot and grabbed a marble tile. It’s the perfect size and a quarter of the price. It’s about 1/2″ thick and 12″ x 24″ – the perfect size for serving my favorite cheeses. Did I mention it was $12? $12!
But, if it’s convenience you want, you can grab a beautiful marble board from Food52. Strangely, I still want one of their boards. One can never have too much marble, am I right?
Second, pick out your cheeses. I typically go with three. I know, I know, there are so many cheeses to pick from! You can do it, I believe in you.
I usually go with the basics – brie, goat, and blue.
But, some of my other favorites are manchego, camembert, and gouda. Give your guests a variety, I prefer soft cheeses, so I usually have two soft and one blue. But, it’s up to you!
Third, pick out your jams/honey. I like to have at least two on hand at all times, but three to four works well, too. For this board, I had peach pepper jelly, blackberry & brandy jelly, and honey. We’re all about the peach pepper jelly right now, but definitely use whichever jams you prefer.
Fourth, grab some garnishes. For this board, I used nuts and grapes. Super easy. For the cheese board I made last night while two of our friends were visiting, I used grapes and sprigs of fresh rosemary. I’m totally into rosemary. Plus, I love greens on cheese boards – now I’m kicking myself for not using it this time!
In any case, this cheese board was still delicious.
And now you’re completely equipped to build your very own easy cheese board! What shindigs do you have coming up? We’re already planning a housewarming brunch, southern style. And yes, my brunch will obviously have a cheese board.