Please, how we like cheeses! I think that if we do a global vote, we will all agree that it is the best human discovery, after fire. Not to mention that if to that cheese board where they are all together and with other ingredients to enhance them, we add wine and well… happiness.

Today we are going to share with you all the secrets, tips and advice to make a cheese board for winesimple but colorful and varied.

On the cheese board

A cheese board is a selection of cheeses arranged in an attractive presentation and accompanied by various elements that enhance their flavors and textures. These boards are very versatile and suit a variety of occasions, from casual picnics to more elegant events.

A simple way to eat well and varied

Simple cheese boards typically consist of three to five types of cheeses with different flavor profiles and textures. It is recommended to include a variety of cheeses such as hard cheese, soft cheese, blue cheese, goat cheese and smoked cheese. Accompanying them with items such as cookies, fresh bread, nuts, fresh fruits and jams can enhance the experience. Additionally, you can add olives, pickles and cold meats such as salami.

The key to a simple cheese board is diversity of flavors and textures to satisfy a wide range of palates.

Cheese and wine pairing: caress the palate

When it comes to creating a cheese board to pair with wine, It is important to consider the harmony between the flavors of the cheese and the wine, that is, the intensity and flavors of each of them. The usual thing is pairing by similarity.

  • Mild cheeses, such as Brie or Camembert, tend to pair well with dry white wines, while richer cheeses, such as aged cheddar or Roquefort, can pair well with robust red wines.
  • Blue cheeses are an interesting choice for sweet wines like port wine. In addition to cheeses, fruits such as grapes or figs, nuts and honey can be included on the board to highlight the nuances of the wine.

Choosing cheeses and wines should focus on balancing and enhancing flavors rather than competing with each other.

6 necessary facts for cheese lovers

  1. Although modern cheese boards are a common element in gastronomy, cheeses have been consumed by humans for thousands of years. The first cheeses are believed to date back more than 7,000 years in what is now Poland.
  2. Cheese lovers often use sophisticated language to describe flavors and textures. Words like “terroir” are used to denote the influence of the geographical environment on the flavor of a cheese.
  3. France is known for being the country with the largest number of different cheeses. It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 types of French cheeses, offering a wide variety to enjoy on a cheese board.
  4. Some cheeses have sold for extraordinary prices at auctions. Pule cheese, produced in Serbia from donkey milk, has sold for several thousand dollars per kilogram.
  5. Combining cheese and wine is an art in itself. General rules have been developed for pairing cheeses with wines that seek to enhance the flavors of both.
  6. All over the world, there are events and festivals dedicated exclusively to cheesessuch as the Gruyères Cheese Festival in Switzerland or the Bra Cheese Festival in Italy.

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How to make a great cheese board

Creating a cheese board is a creative experience

  1. To start, select a variety of cheeses that include different flavors and textures. Opt for soft and creamy cheeses, semi-hard cheeses, hard cheeses and blue cheeses to offer diversity that appeals to all palates.
  2. Choose a suitable surface to present the cheeses. Wooden boards, marble slabs or slates are great options to create a rustic and elegant atmosphere. Arrange the cheeses attractively on the board. Distribute so that they are accessible to your guests. Cut some cheeses into pieces and leave others whole.
  3. Finally, add decorative elements and accompaniments. You can incorporate fresh fruits, nuts, cookies, rustic bread, jams, olives and fresh herbs to enhance the visual aspect of the board and complement the flavors of the cheeses.

Essential ingredients on the cheese board

A cheese board is a delicious and versatile presentation of cheeses accompanied by a variety of elements that enhance their flavors and textures.

  • Cheeses: Cheese selection is the main element. They can include a variety of cheeses with different flavor profiles and textures. This can include soft cheeses like Brie or Camembert, semi-soft cheeses like Gouda, semi-hard cheeses like Cheddar, hard cheeses like Parmesan, and blue cheeses like Roquefort.
  • Cookies and/or Bread: Provide a selection of cookies, breads and crackers to serve as vehicles for the cheeses. Fresh bread, baguettes, or grissini are also great options.
  • Fresh fruit: Adding fresh fruits like grapes, figs, apples or pears can offer a refreshing contrast to cheeses and add a natural sweetness.
  • Nuts: Nuts such as almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts complement the cheeses and provide a crunchy touch.
  • Jams and Jams: Offering homemade jam, jams such as figs in syrup or fruit chutney, can provide a sweet touch and an interesting contrast.
  • Olives and Pickles: Green and black olives, as well as homemade pickles, are savory options that can balance the flavors of cheeses.
  • Charcuterie: You can complement the cheese board with cold meats, such as salami, prosciutto or serrano ham. These options add variety and flavor.
  • Edible Herbs and Flowers: Adding fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme, as well as edible flowers, can give a touch of freshness and aesthetics to the presentation.
  • Honey: A small bowl of honey can be an excellent accompaniment to cheeses such as goat cheese or gorgonzola, as the contrast of sweetness and flavor can be very appealing.
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