1. Choose 3-4 types of cheese varied from mild to strong
Create a flavor spectrum that increases in strength. You want your guests to move along the cheese board starting with mild and ending with stronger flavors.
2. Mix things up with a variety of colors and textures
Instantly dial up the visual appeal of your cheese board by choosing cheeses of various colors then keep them coming back for more by offering a variety of textures. From creamy to semi-hard to hard, each bite should be different than the next.
3. The cheeses are the heroes of your creation
Start by placing all 4 cheeses on your cheese board first (cut and diced as appropriate) then fill in the empty space with your pairings. Remember to save a little wiggle room for easy serving.
4. Add fruits and nuts
Almonds, cashews, honey roasted cashews, or pistachios. As far as the fruits, grapes are always great, blackberries, strawberries, figs or any dried fruit.
5. Add some meat
Pick out a couple of cured meats to pair with the cheese. Consider things like salty Prosciutto de Parma and Italian Dry Salami.
6. Remember the vehicle
You need a few ingredients that the cheese can be served on. Things like toasted baguettes, crackers, or breadsticks are great to include.
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