How To: Cheese Board for Entertaining

Ok guys, I don't know about you but I loooove cheese, in fact the only two people I have ever met that don't are my husband and my sister-in-law and I think they are seriously missing out ;) So when I found out kind of last minute that we would be hosting Christmas this year at our house I knew that I wanted to put together a cheese board for everyone to snack on Christmas day after we finishing opening up gifts!  I thought it would be fun to share with all of my fellow cheese lovers what I came up with and hopefully give some last minute ideas for your own get-togethers!

And just in case you are interested I will leave links below to all my cheese board essentials such as my tray and knife set.  I mean the simplest answer is that I got them at Target just like the rest of my possessions hahaha but you get the idea!

I started by choosing four different cheeses and then went from there.

1. Brie

2. Gouda (my personal favorite) 

3. Aged Cheddar

4. Provolone

Cheese goes really well with both sweet and savory so I just tried to pick out a few different options for both.  For sweet I went with grapes, honey, and apples.  Unfortunately mine got a little brown after I sliced them soooo if you want to avoid this you can soak your apples in a little bit of lemon juice!  I also added some bourbon praline pecans for a little sweet and salty at the same time.  I normally don't go for pecans but these are seriously delicious!  For some more savory notes I went with salami and prosciutto.  And then I added some artisan crackers to act as the base for all of these delicious combinations.  You could always go with bread too, can you ever go wrong with a little bread?

You could of course always serve this with your favorite wine but my parents aren't drinkers and so to be respectful we don't drink around them.  A sparkling cider will do nicely, I picked up an apple peach to go along and I think it will be delicious!

Hosting can sometimes be a bit stressful and I know a lot of you must be feeling it as we get closer and closer to Christmas but just remember how many people are receiving the blessing of your hard work!  Whenever you start to feel overwhelmed just think of that.  One of the biggest stress relievers in this world is to simply put the focus on other people and to think of how you can serve them with your talents and abilities.  The end result, lots of smiles and full bellies!

I am so excited to share this with my family this year and just spend quality time in their company.

I am wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!


No comments