If you have always wanted to approach a cheese board from a conceptual perspective, like me, this might be helpful.
It all started with me finding a print for a cheeseboard on Esty from PrintsbySasha. I wasn't looking for a print for a cheeseboard. From there, I ended up with a cheeseboard. Seems like a pretty normal flow of events.
I did some research about what should go on a cheeseboard and found the information on the cheeseboard print to be mostly accurate. So I then created a shopping spreadsheet so I could build my own cheese board based on what was available without stressing! Hope you find it useful :).
Sharp White Cheddar
Chevre with honey
Trader Joe's Sweet & Spicy Pecans
Trader Joe's Dry, Roasted & Salted Pistachio's
Trader Joe's Fig and Olive Crisps
Trader Joe's Social Snackers
Trader Joe's Gluten Free 3 Seed Beet Crackers
Trader Joe's Organic Strawberries
Trader Joe's Semi Sweet Chocolote (to cover strawberries)
Trader Joe's Gourmet Deli Selection (Calebrese Salame, Del Duca Prosciutto & Capocollo)
Trader Joe's Spanish Brand Deli Selection (Salchichon, Del Duca Jamon Serrano, Chorizo Cantimpalo)
Trader Joe's Cornichons
Trader Joe's baguette's, sliced, seasoned and toasted
Tanaka Farms Orange Blosson Honey
Tanaka Farms Jalapeno Mango Jelly
BevMo Liquer Filled Chocolate bottles
There are slightly different approaches to making cheeseboards with some general principles. I followed the idea of placing the bigger items first, like the blocks of cheese, fruits, jams, plate of cornichons. I left enough room around the cheese blocks to place the type of crackers that I thought were best with that cheese (ex. I love the combination of the fig crisps and the honey chevre). I then filled in the gaps with nuts.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if anything is unclear or if you have any questions. If you try this recipe and it works for you or made modifications, please leave a comment to let the community know.