A good chef always understands that a delicious meal is about far more than just the taste: we also eat with our eyes. And there are very few meals out there that can be as well manicured as a cheese board. The good news is that a cheese board is extremely easy to prepare. More good news: this episode of Can-Do-Able offers great tips for how to reach peak charcuterie level.
Before you pick out your cheeses, begin instead with choosing your board. Boards come in all shapes and sizes, so you’ll want one big enough for everyone you aim to feed that you also find particularly beautiful.
Next, it’s time to choose your cheese. Cheese is categorized as soft, semi-soft, semi-firm and firm. Everyone has a personal favorite, so be sure to offer a nice variety. You have probably heard of popular options like Brie, blue cheese, cheddar and Gouda. However, this video offers more adventurous recommendations like the soft Mt Tam (short for Mt. Tamalpais) or the semi-firm Comté.
Onto the next step: filling your board with other delicious small bites. Compliment your cheese with seasonal fruit like apples and grapes. Feature a savory element with olives. Nuts add an extra crunch. And of course, don’t forget crackers for your cheese to be spread across.
There’s one final surprise; be sure to check this video out for the last important tip. Bon appetite!