Best Cheese Board Ingredients

Best Cheese Board Ingredients

Cheese boards have been becoming more and more popular. Creating a Cheese board means preparing meat & cheese in an elegant and delicious fashion. Cheese boards also include other types of food like pate, cheese, olives, pickles, crackers, fruit, nuts, and dips.

gold quartz style cheese board with brie cheese and salami

Now, why do you need Cheese boards in your life? Well, planning an event or dinner party can be a challenge at times..

What to serve your guests?

How do you make appealing food with so little time??

How do you make every event from birthdays to holiday gatherings to corporate dinners memorable?

Creating a Cheese board is simple and quick for anybody to learn. With a short trip to your local grocery store and a bit of time to prepare, you can have an elegant and jaw dropping platter that will be sure to leave your guests impressed and coming back for more.

cheese board with crackers and fruit

Making a Cheese board is a fun, creative, quick and most certainly delicious solution for any occasion involving food. You can make the board however YOU want it to be; as expensive or inexpensive as you like. There are no rules and no limitations. Take your favorite foods and design your own beautiful creation.

So, what are the 6 best ingredients to include on your Cheese board? Let's dive into it!

1. Cheese!

I think this was quite an obvious one! When it comes to cheese there are many different types that work excellent on Cheese boards. Generally a good rule of thumb to stick to is including 1 hard cheese such as Cheddar, and one soft spreadable cheese such as Brie or Goat Cheese.

2. Meat

You can customize your meat choices to suit your budget and guests. For example, if you are going to be having young kids also enjoying your Cheese board and are on a tighter budget, you might choose meat such as deli style turkey and cubes of black forest ham. However, if you aren't concerned about the budget and have guests you really want to impress, I would suggest aiming for meats such as Geneoa salami and Prosciutto.

3. Crackers

Every Cheese board needs a variety of crunchy items. Crackers are a great go to that help make the experience easier for guests by providing the perfect vessel to spread their cheese on. You can also use items such as baguettes or toasted bread.

4. Fruit

When it comes to fruit you need to consider what type of fruit will pair well with your cheese. For example, many people love the combination of pears with brie cheese. A few classic options for fruit would be grapes, strawberries and blueberries.

5. Vegetables

Along with the sweetness of fruit comes the freshness and savory flavor of vegetables. We love to use a variety of different veggies like cucumbers, carrots, peppers. If you enjoy a sour kick, feel free to add in a good amount of pickles or olives as well.

6. Hummus or Honey

Every Cheese board needs dips. Whether its hummus for dipping your fresh veggies in, or honey to pair along with your brie and baguette's. Aim for at least one dip (tip: place your dips in ramekins and arrange them on the Cheese board before adding any other food onto your Cheese board.

Large charcuterie board enjoyed outside in the sun

Now these are just 6 ingredients that we would consider staples for the best Cheese board. However, feel free to customize by removing items or replacing them with other food to suit your guests preferences. If you are having trouble filling all the small gaps on your Cheese board then a great option would be to include food such as pecans, walnuts, dried fruit or other small items that you can scatter around the Cheese board to cover the gaps.

If you want to go above and beyond to make your Cheese board extra fancy, purchase a few edible flowers and scatter them on top of your Cheese board for an extra stunning finish.

Lastly, always remember to have fun and let your imagination flow! If you are looking for a gorgeous Cheese board to display your creations on, you can browse our best sellers here!

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