Saturday, 30 November 2013

How to put a simple cheese board together

Cheese is a great food and with so many different types from around the world, the cheese board is a fantastic way to discover excuse to try them.

As far as I'm concerned, a cheese board is a simple and effective way to avoid cooking desert when time is tight. It is a great easy entertaining trick and a card I always keep up my sleeve, it looks stylish and is a great way to drum up conversation at the table.

But... (and there always is a but *sigh*)...

... with SO many options of cheese out there, it can be very hard to choose the right selection. It's a bit like choosing wine. So, it helps to follow a few friendly rules. This is the first set I ever learnt, the rules for a basic board - you'll need to choose a cheese from each category:

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The hard cheese
A solid Cheddar, a strong Parmesan or maybe a Red Leicester... something solid and weighty.

The blue cheese
Rich, creamy and full of blue mold - Stilton, Dolcelatte or anything blue

The semi-soft
Goats cheese is always a great option

The soft
A squidgy smelly Brie, Mozzarella or a stinking Tunworth

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