Easy Cheese Board Recipe

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.

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Cheese

The first step to kick off your cheese board is obviously CHEESE. I picked out Stella® Parmesan Cheese to center around my ingredients. img_7613

If you want to expand on these cheese pairing, I would suggest adding a soft cheese like the Stella® Goat Cheese.

Meat

My first choice for a cheese board is always salami. I love it for it’s 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!

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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.

Fruit

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.

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Crackers

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. img_7627

Love wine and cheese? My friends at Stella® Cheese invite you to enter a contest to win a trip to Napa Valley. You can check out the contest here. Good luck!

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  1. I don’t think it’s possible to love anything more than I love a good cheese board. Thank you for the tips!

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    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Seriously, if the cheese board is good enough, that is my whole meal!

      Posted 11.29.16 Reply