Handcrafted cheeseboards that make people swoon are easier to make than you think! After a long hard week, Mark and I often opt to stay in on a Friday night and enjoy a “picnic” cheeseboard made in a matter of minutes, and YOU can too!
Start with a beautiful wooden board and 3 cheese varieties. I like to choose something soft like Brie, a semi-soft cheese like Gouda and a hard cheese like Comté. Or in this case a stronger cheese like Blue.
I always add some type of meat to the board. If you get something sliced thin, like this salami, you can pinch the center of each slice to create this pretty ruffled effect.
Next, add fruit, apples are my favorite. I like a firm, tart apple varietal like Honey-crisp to pair with rich cheeses. Dried fruits are always nice too, they are sweet and chewy giving you another texture to enjoy. Sprinkle on a few nuts, some Provencal olives and maybe even a few cornichons. Last but not least a good loaf of French bread.
That’s all there is to a gorgeous display of food. Add a bottle of wine and you are ready for an epic Friday night!
I hope you will join me for an upcoming cooking class, we have so much fun!! Register for classes TODAY by email to Lorie@atasteofparis.net
April 25th 6:30-8:30 Let’s Make Dinner A new offering at the cooking school; come and make and enjoy a 4-course meal. The fun begins with a CoCo-Light Martini as we will dive into our menu. We will prepare and enjoy a Texas tradition Jalapeno Poppers MORE
May 3rd 10:30-1:00 Make and Take Dinner for Two A new offering in the cooking school! Come and take a cooking class and take home a 4-course dinner for two. Share it with your spouse or a friend! This class promises to be lively and full of fun!On the Menu:Appetizer- Blue Cheese Pecan Crusted Grapes is a flavor explosion MORE
June 21st 10:30-1:00 Make and Take Dinner for Two A new offering in the cooking school! Come and take a cooking class and take home a 4-course dinner for two. Share it with your spouse or a friend! This class promises to be lively and full of fun!On the Menu:Appetizer- We will master the art of precious Chinese Dumplings in Pork MORE
Handcrafted Cheeseboard Shopping LIST:
3 wedges of cheese
Thinly sliced salami
Assorted fresh fruits