This holiday season, I got your back with an easy cheese board recipe. With this recipe, you can easily expand on the ingredients or keep it simple.
If you want to expand on these cheese pairings, I would suggest adding a soft cheese like the Stella® Goat Cheese.
My first choice for a cheese board is always salami. I love it for its salty flavor because it pairs well with the sweetness of fruit and jam. If you wanted a larger cheese board, add prosciutto to the mix!
Oh man, do I love fig jam. It’s not too sweet and it provides a great palette change after a few bites of parmesan. Man, I am getting hungry!
If you wanted something else other than fig jam, I like adding Trader Joe’s Hot & Sweet Chili Jam or pure honey.
Grapes are always in season, so in the winter they are a perfect addition to any cheese board. I also like adding strawberries or apples, to dip in the honey.
To be honest, I only picked out these fig crackers at Safeway because they were on sale. Normally I like a sourdough baguette or French bread with my cheese board. But these fig crackers had a lot of flavor on their own, so I am glad I got them!
With these five ingredients, you will look like a genius in the kitchen. Plus, you might have all of these items in your house so you don’t have to make a last-minute trip to the store if guests pop over! Finish off the cheese board with your favorite bottle of wine and your get-together is complete.
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