Charles Duque of CheesesOfEurope.com visited Hip New Jersey to teach Maria Falzo how to create a cheese board for the holidays.
Duque used five different French cheeses for his demonstration.
“I think it’s always nice to have an odd number of cheeses,” Duque said. “So, three, five, seven – depending on how many people you’re having over.”
Duque suggested arranging the cheeses from mildest to strongest; the display he created for #HipNJ arranged the cheeses in a clockwise position. He also suggested including other pieces of food on the board (fruit, nuts, crackers, etc.).
When creating a cheese board, you should make everything easy to serve; you should make it easy for your guests to select what they want. Duque suggested cutting into the cheeses before the party so people can take some without worrying about taking too much. He said there should be two ounces of cheese available for each person.
Duque included miniature signs in his display. He said the signs can help guests identify the available cheeses. (The signs also add a nice aesthetic to the display.)
CheesesOfEurope.com was created by the Cheeses of Europe Marketing Council. Their goal is to provide information on the European cheeses available in the United States. Their website displays a list of French and European cheeses, provides cheese-related news, and distributes cheese-related recipes.
Be sure to follow Cheeses of Europe on Instagram (@cheesesofeurope), Twitter (@CheesesofEurope), and Facebook (@cheesesofeurope).
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