Select three to five cheeses in a variety of flavors, textures, colors and shapes. The general rule is to serve 2 to 4 ounces of cheese per guest.
Include both savory and sweet accompaniments. Popular cheese board additions include nuts, cured meats, dried fruit, crackers or bread, and spreads—like pesto, chutneys and compotes.
Cheese is best at room temperature. Take your cheeses out of the refrigerator at least 30 to 60 minutes before serving.
Label your cheese. It lets guests know what they’re eating while helping less adventurous palettes navigate their options with ease.
o A seasonal dessert cheese board featuring Wisconsin Cheddar, Blue and Brie is a great way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends.
These three cheeses offer a variety of textures and flavors—Cheddar is nutty and firm, Blue is tangy and crumbly, and Brie is earthy and soft.
Serve this cheese board with a dessert wine—like Port. It will pair especially well with your Blue cheese.