Blog#2 - Making the perfect and easy cheese board

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

It’s easy to make a beautiful cheese board to entertain your guests and friends!

Here are some quick guides to creating a well-balanced cheese board that everyone will delight..

Step 1

Pick a marble cheese board that you adore

Step 2

Add cheese

The important criteria for a great marble cheese board is to have different types of milk sources, textures, flavors, colors and shapes.

Display the cheese in a clockwise direction, from soft to hard, and end with blue cheese.

Milk Sources

Cow, sheep, goat, combination, etc


Cheese comes in different textures – soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, hard, crumbly

· Fresh cheese – moist, creamy, and mild. Eg Burrata, Chevre (goat), Feta, Mozzarella

· Bloomy – rind soft cheese, buttery, creamy, and mushroomy. Eg Camembert, Champignon, Brillat-Savarin, La Tur, double/triple-crème Brie, Humboldt Fog (goat)

· Semi-soft cheese - pliable, mellow, and earthy. Eg Fontina, Midnight moon (goat), Marbier, P’tit Basque (sheep)

· Aged/Firm cheese – dry, savory, and caramel-y. Eg Aged Gouda, Clothbound Cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Piave

· Blue cheese – Pungent. Eg Cambozola, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton


Similarly, cheese comes in different strength - from mild to stinky


The majority of the cheese is pale yellow but there are some orange cheese and some with other ingredients like mushroom inside the cheese


Round, rectangular, triangle etc – it adds character to the cheese board

Step 3

Add salty foods


· Prosciutto, Coppa, Jamon iberico, Mortadella,

Salami, Soppressata, Speck, and pate or terrine


· Castelvetrano olives, Cerignola olives, and stuffed olives.

· Some olives are wet, so we will keep them in small bowls and we can also save it for later


· Marcona almonds, Candied walnuts/pecans, Pistachios

Step 4

Add sweet foods

Fresh fruits & Dried fruits

Step 5

Add some crackers & bread

Crackers (original, rosemary, roasted garlic) Toasts, Breadsticks, Baguettes

Step 6

Add some spreads/condiments

You can totally go with or without spreads/condiments. It’s just fun with more varieties of colors and textures.

· Cornichons – great with meats

· Fig jam – goes well with both sweet and savory

· Honey – drizzle on blue cheese and goat cheese

· Preserves – up to you! Anything you have in your pantry

· Tapenade – adds nice saltiness

· Whole grain mustard – great with sausages and meats

Step 7

Pick your wines

Final Tips for your beautiful marble cheese board

· Serve with cheese knives and spreaders

· Cheese is best served at room temperature. Remove cheese from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving

· Display some of the cheese as whole, in different shapes..

· Enjoy and have a Blast!

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