Matching food with wine is as much an art as a science, it involves matching flavours certainly, but visual appeal is essential too and creating your own cheese board is a perfect example of how to enhance almost every sensory input. This article I came across has it all and is well worth reading and storing for future reference. All photos are from the author, Jenn De La Vega.
Whether you’re looking for something basic or more involved, these are the cheeses, wines and techniques that will help you conquer cheese board boredom. The cheese board is where I like to hover at parties. A well-thought slate of dairy goodness can promote conversation and introduce guests to new flavors and unique sensations. A great cheese selection is also an easy way to please a crowd without the hassle of cooking. But what’s the best way to build a cheese board? Is it better for cheeses to contrast or complement each other? What accoutrements (nuts, jams, fruits, etc.) pair best with different styles of cheese? How should you guide guests from entry-level cheeses to more challenging options?
We’ve assembled a simple guide on how to assemble three perfect cheese boards: an easy-to-build crowd-pleaser for beginners, a slightly more challenging spread for intermediate palates, and a collection of stinky, complex curds for advanced aficionados.
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