Cheese board is a brilliant thing to have as a snack in between, not just in the Christmas season. I am a cheese lover anyway, so I would never say no to that. However I can get a bit particular with my cheeses. I don't eat blue cheese or the so called “stinky cheeses” at all, I just haven't quite figured out their attraction. I do enjoy mature, hard cheeses, cream cheeses and cheeses with flavours, like walnut (heavenly!) or chilli, smoke. One cheese will always stay my main favourite and that is Finnish Oltermanni. Obviously mozzarella and halloumi are also my favourites, they just don't work so well on a cheese board. Maybe more in canapés in the festive season. Crackers are an important part of a cheese board. Purchase good quality crackers, and you'll enjoy the snacks more. Here is a list of what I had on my cheese board today.
- Cheddar with chilli
- Applewood smoke flavoured Cheddar
- Red Leicester
- Plain soft cheese
- Onion and garlic rye buttons
- Oat and walnut biscuits
- Seeded spelt biscuits
- Black olive crackers
… and of course some grapes to go with it all.
Are you planning to assemble a festive cheese board this year?