The evening cheese buffet is making a HUGE wedding comeback. Create the ultimate cheesy spread with our top tips.
Mature and mild
Cheese lovers are a mixed bunch. Some swear by a mild and marvellous cheddar whereas others love a pungent stinking bishop. Do your research before creating your cheeseboard and if possible a tasting (best day EVER) to make sure you have a good range of strong and weak.
Hard and soft
The same goes for the types of cheese you have on offer. Rather than sticking to all hard cheeses or soft make sure you have a good variety. Include some blue, some goats’ or even some ewes’ cheese for the extra adventurous. Alternatively if you’re a real cheese connoisseur why not give your board a bit of a theme – Alpine cheeses for ski-lovers or only local cheeses to keep things interesting.
Part of the fun of a cheese board is the discovery of new favourites (and the less-adventurous like to know what they’re eating). Extra points if the cheeses have brilliant names – Pantysgawn and Black-Eyed Susan anyone?
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Who doesn’t love chutney?
When we say chutney we don’t just mean a jar of Branston – think chilli jam (in a range of heat), quince jelly, caramalised red onion, sundried tomato paste and black olive tapenade. There are loads of amazing cheese accompaniments out there so get tasting!
The best cheese boards offer more than cheese and crackers. Fresh fruits are always popular and add a zesty blast of freshness. Crunchy celery, pickled onions and even dried fruit and nuts are all yummy.
More than crackers
Cheese and crackers are a match made in heaven, but you want more than just a box of Ritz. Experiment with flavours and colours such as herb-infused crackers, thick oat cakes and black charcoal crackers. Baguettes and breadsticks are all winners too.
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