Thanksgiving Cheese Board
November 15, 2018
Tis the season for Friendsgiving! Earlier this month our friends Kat and Jeremy hosted a friendsgiving dinner at their charming family farmhouse in Connecticut. Each guest was responsible to bring a dish. Kiel and I were assigned a charcuterie board. I was thrilled! I get a lot of enjoyment out of putting together a pretty spread. There are so many different ways to put a cheese board together and there’s really no right way to do it. For me it’s the ultimate pre-dinner snack.
Kiel posted a story of my board on his Instagram account and I received a lot of questions about it. Here is a list of the Items I included:
1.Cheese: I like to leave the cheese out at room temperature for at least a half hour before everyone digs in. Usually I slice each cheese, besides the brie, and lay it out on the board before adding anything else.
-Brie covered in honey
-Spicy Gouda Cheese
-Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese
-Satori Cheese -Reserve Cheese Merlot Bellavitano
2.Meats: I include the following two meats every time I make a cheese board.
3.Crackers: I used crackers for this board but I also love to buy a French baguette or ciabatta bread and slice it into thinner pieces.
-Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps – Pumpkin Spice ( I picked these up to add texture/color to the board and ended up with a new favorite snack. Sadly they are limited edition. My local grocery store already ran out of them for this season.)
-Melba Sea Salt Crackers
4.Other: I wanted this board to look festive and included fruits, seeds, etc that complimented the season.
-Blueberries (This is the exception. I love blueberries year round!)
-Red Seedless Grapes
-Rosemary (I garnish all of my cheese boards with rosemary. It always looks so pretty)
-Pumpkin seeds (I roasted them earlier that morning)