How to Build a Cheese Board
Picks, Pairings and Serving Tips for a Masterfully Made Board
Choose the Cheese
Look for contrasts in color (light to dark), texture (oozy to firm) and flavor (tangy and fresh to savory and earthy). Three to four different cheeses are plenty — plan for about 1 to 2 ounces of cheese per guest. And don’t forget to chat with our cheesemongers — they love talking cheese.
What to Pick: Dark & Oozy
Decadent mouthfeel. Buttery.
Pair with: Marcona almonds, rustic bread.
What to Pick: Crumbly & Tangy
Organic Enraptured Blue
Piquant. Fruity aromatics. You can only find it in our stores.
Pair with: Walnuts, cherry spread.
What to Pick: Firm & Earthy
Organic Grand Cru Reserve Nutty. Sweet. Umami lingers.
Pair with: Pink Lady apple slices, hazelnuts, Vincenza’s Salami, candied orange.
Serve both bread and crackers — different textures enhance the experience. Savory additions like olives and roasted nuts are key as are seasonal fruits. Bonus points for adding cured meats or artisanal honey!
Serve It Up
Unwrap and arrange!your cheeses about an hour before serving. This “breathing time” brings out wonderful aromatics and nuances. Prepare the pairings just before serving. Label each cheese and the pairings, too. Try serving on a rustic butcher board or a slab of natural stone.