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The power of the Cheeseboard
While all of our cheeses make excellent cooking ingredients, the best way to feature a cheese’s unique flavor is with a classic cheese board.

What is that, exactly? Glad you asked.

Break out your best serving platter and then select two to five cheeses. Cut the pieces in varying sizes depending on the number of people you’ll be serving. To keep things interesting for your guests, choose cheeses made in different styles and with different milks.

Everyone will have his or her favorite, which leads to interesting conversation. Believe it or not, you may have a full-scale (and very passionate) cheese debate on your hands!

Cheese is just the beginning to a successful cheeseboard. Complement your selections with something sweet, savory, salty or tart. A look through our cheese accompaniments will get you started.

As with the cheese, select accompaniments that have varied flavors and textures. For example: nuts, dried fruit, and a savory compote or confit. Serve them on the same platter as the cheese, so your guests know they are meant to be consumed together. You may want to use small ramekins to keep them separate.

To complete the experience, choose the best time to serve the cheese course. While it can be served as hors d’oeuvres, we recommend including it in the meal as the final course so your guests can truly appreciate each cheese and its accompaniments. It’s a wonderful finish to any meal.
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