How to Create a Gorgeous Cheese Board
April 24, 2015
Now THIS is one good-looking cheese board. If we ever bumped into this gorgeous platter at a party, it would be love at first sight. Amanda of Fashionable Hostess breaks down the pieces of this cheese lover's paradise, from salamis and cheese to nuts and garnish, so that you can make your own!
From Fashionable Hostess...

  • I started with my fabulous Nambé Cheese Block as my base. The silver on the sides are actually hidden cheese knives.

  • 3 Cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano (from one of my favorite New York cheese shops called Murray’s), Dubliner 100% Natural Cheese which I sliced (from Kerrygold which can be found at Publix or Whole Foods), and a round Dubliner Cheese (also from Kerrygold). Sometimes I like a soft cheese like a goat as well. The key is that all cheeses are different shapes and textures.

  • 3 Salamis: Calabrese Salame (a well-spiced, richly-flavored, coarse-ground salami), Capocollo Salame (a lean and dry-cured for several months), and Prosciutto which I rolled. As long as you have a variety in shape and flavor, you are good to go! Also you can do thicker pieces with toothpicks if you feel fancy.

  • 2 Crackers: Water Crackers (round crackers by Carrs) and Italian Breadsticks (these are from Trader Joes)

  • Seedless Red Grapes… seedless being the key word here!

  • Two Small Bowls filled with crunchy snacks like unsalted nuts and wasabi peas

  • Rosemary for garnish

  • Cheese Knives {the proper etiquette is to have one knife per cheese as to not mix flavors} so here are some of my picks for great cheese knife sets that would perfectly compliment this board: Bone Handled Cheese Knives from Williams-Sonoma, Highlands Cheese Knives from Anthropologie, and the Rope Cheese Knife Set from Michael Aram.


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