How to Make a Cheeseboard

Cheeseboard is a delicious, savory dish that’s hard to make. You need not be intimidated by the task of building your own cheese board because it doesn’t have to look perfect when you’re finished!

Making a cheese board from wood is an easy, but time-consuming process. The boards are made by cutting wood into thin pieces and then gluing them together with cheese as the glue. Read more in detail here: how to make a cheese board from wood.

Do you want to prepare an Instagram-worthy cheeseboard for a girls’ night in, a family gathering, or a Bachelor watching party… or (no judgment) only for you? Then you’ve come to the right spot, because we’re self-proclaimed cheese board experts, and we’re going to show you how to construct a cheeseboard that’s both tasty and artistically appealing.

If you follow these procedures, you’ll be able to make a beautiful cheeseboard every time.

Step 1: Arrange your cheeses on your cutting board.


When it comes to cheeseboards, the general rule is to start with the largest things and work your way down to the smallest. We prefer to use 3 to 4 different sized and shaped cheeses. Choose from a variety of hard and soft cheeses, then cut them into various shapes. You can leave some of them whole, crumble them, cut them into triangles, toss them in a bowl with a soft cheese (we like ricotta) and drizzle it with olive oil…the possibilities are endless. Mix things up and be creative!

*If you’re using a smaller cheeseboard, stick to just two cheeses and spread them out around the board. Your board will seem larger and more plentiful as a result of the repetition!

Step 2: Arrange the crackers around the cheese.


Crackers are served after the cheese. To add diversity, pick crackers in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors, much like your cheeses. A seedy cracker, a longer, flatter cracker, and something square are all favorites. Have fun putting your crackers on your board: make a fan, arrange them completely straight and stacked, chuck them in a pile…have fun with it!

Having items appear more than once is one of the secrets to making an attractive and Instagram-worthy cheeseboard. Make many stacks of the same cracker. However, if an object appears several times, be sure to place it in the same manner each time to increase repetition and build cohesiveness in your board! If the cheddar cheese is cut into triangles on one section of the board, it should be sliced into triangles on the rest of the board as well.

Step 3: Arrange your meats.


We’re not great fans of cured meat, so our cheeseboards normally include two varieties of meat. Make your meats appear on the board more than once. We like to build prosciutto flowers and salami fans to provide a fun form with dimension.

Now that you’ve added a lot of various elements to your board and it’s beginning to fill up, remember that you never want the same objects touching.

Contrast is something else to think about as your board fills up. Make sure you divide apart products of the same color and tone, especially when it comes to meats that might have similar colours.

Step 4: Arrange your accoutrements


It’s now time to add your pickles, figs, olives, and other condiments. Go all out on the luxury stuff, like cotton candy, grapes, and delicious Italian olives. To make it aesthetically intriguing and dynamic, use a range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Some of your accessories should be cut up, while others should be left intact. We like delicately slicing apples, splitting open figs, breaking up grape bunches, and leaving whole olives and pickles. 

Step 5: Using your smallest object, fill up all the holes.


We’d like Marcona almonds, although we hear they’re outrageously expensive. Nuts are the ideal little garnish for filling in the gaps between all of the other deliciousness. Simply scatter a few handfuls in any open areas.

Step 6: Relax and enjoy your cheeseboard… then take a couple pictures of it before you eat it


You’re too lazy to read it all? The following are the top five guidelines for creating an Instagram-worthy cheeseboard:

  1. Work your way down from huge to tiny–far it’s simpler to cram in minor tasks than it is to cram in big ones. This not only makes it easy to build your board, but it also gives it a more expansive sense by eliminating any vacant area.
  2. Cheese does not come into contact with cheese, crackers do not come into contact with crackers, bread does not come into contact with bread, and so on. Keep everything in its own place.
  3. If you’re making multiples of the same object on your board (for example, the identical cracker in two separate places), make sure they’re all arranged the same manner.
  4. Don’t be scared to experiment! A stuffy, over-stylized board is the last thing you want on a cheeseboard, which is informal and eaten with your hands. Keep things natural and uncomplicated!
  5. Enjoy with a glass of wine. Okay, that’s not a rule, but it will make for a much better experience.

So that pretty much sums up my plans for the weekend. What are you doing, babes, except eating cheese?

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A “cheeseboard selection” is a board that you place your cheese on. You can use the boards to keep your cheese from drying out, or to show off the different types of cheeses you have. Reference: cheese board selection.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good cheeseboard?

A: In order to make a good cheeseboard, you would need to have some sort of brie or camembert cheese. A great option that is on the lower end of price but still tastes amazing and has a lot of flavor would be Cabot Clothbound Cheddar. Some other options are gouda or goat-milk blue cheese.

What is usually on a charcuterie board?

A: The word charcuterie is derived from the French term casserole. This can be translated as meat. A charcuterie board typically has a variety of meat like sausages, pâtés and terrines along with other meats such as ham or duck breast. Other items on the board may include various cheeses, breads, fruits and vegetables.

How do you make your own charcuterie board?

A: There are many different ways to construct a charcuterie board. You can use pre-made boards, or make your own out of paper and cardboard. The most common way would be for you to buy a premade board from the store which has all the ingredients needed, then place it on a plate with breadsticks/crackers/etc., add herbs in between each item if desired and also some sliced cheese near the edges of the plate (this helps give more flavor).

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