How to Create a Cheese Board Recipe

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How to Create a Cheese Board

Serving size varies


  • Soft Ripened Cheese (Serve the whole piece. The rind is edible):
  • Delice de Bourgogne Triple Créme (France)
  • Humboldt Fog Goat (California)
  • Camembert (France)
  • Cana De Oveja Sheep (Spain)
  • Blue Cheese (Serve with a small knife or spreader):
  • Point Reyes Original Blue (California)
  • Shropshire Blue (England)
  • Grand Noir (France)
  • Gorgonzola Dolce (Italy)
  • Cascadia Creamery Glacier Blue Cow (Washington)
  • Aged/Hard Cheese (Serve whole, crumbling on board):
  • Vela Dry Jack (Sonoma)
  • Marieke Golden Gouda (Wisconsin)
  • Hervé Mons Pave du Nor (France)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano (Italy)
  • Beemster XO Aged Gouda (Holland)
  • Cheddar-Style Cheese (Serve whole, sliced or cubed):
  • Cabot Clothound Cow (Vermont)
  • Beecher's FLagship or 5 year Canadian Cheddar
  • Semi-Firm Cheese (Serve whole, sliced or cubed):
  • Garotxa (Spain)
  • Comté (France)
  • Cave-Aged Gruyére (Switzerland)
  • Alp Blossom (Switzerland)
  • Goat Cheese (Serve with a small knife or spreader):
  • Bijou (Vermont)
  • Salt Springs (Canada)
  • Cypress Grove Midnight Moon (California)
  • Capriole O'Banon (Indiana)
  • Condiments or Seasonal Fruit:
  • Qunice and Apple Mostarda (Wisconsin)
  • Dried Fruit Crisps
  • Toschi Cherries
  • Bread or Crackers:
  • Cracker
  • Spanish Picos Breadsticks
  • Baguette Slices
  • Effie's Oatcakes


  1. Select one cheese from each category for a large party and 3 types cheese total for a small gathering. Plan on about 1.5 ounce per person, per item.

Ratings and Reviews

“Love these pairings! beemster xo is my obsession, so any new ways to enjoy it and other cheeses to pair it with are welcome. ”
“Very nice guide to making a lovely and tasty cheese board. ”
“All great choices! add to the cheddar list the cotswold type carried at the metropolitan. also, my guests have enjoyed the original triscuits with the cheddars.”
“Very helpful!”
“Leaving a 5 star review to counterbalance the individual that left only 1 star because they felt that one category was too heavily represented. think of the audience this is for, people reading a how to make a cheese board guide probably aren't ready to be adventurous. i think this is a great guide and look forward to making one soon, thanks!”

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