French inspired cheese board for entertaining
Entertaining guests is the perfect excuse to enjoy some wonderful fromage (french cheese) and a glass of rosé — and all the French wines.
We guarantee that your guests will love your French inspired cheese board to celebrate. When it comes to parties and enjoyment in general, the French have it down. You can taste the pride that goes into everything they do. The great thing about something like a cheese board is that you can make it your own – there is no wrong way to create a cheese board. So it’s super easy because who has time to stress when hosting a fun gathering?
The concept is simple: gather three or four of your favourite french cheeses and then build around them. Choose a variety of salty and sweet snacks to fill in the space between the cheese. It’s great to fill that space with different textures, colors, and flavors. This makes the cheese board more visually appealing and fun to eat... and photograph.
We recommend using assorted fruits, olives, and some charcuterie (french meat) because who does not appreciate salted, cured meats on a cheese board? Try prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni. If you're feeling indulgent include chocolate or drizzle honey over your soft cheese. The final component to a cheese board is the actual board or surface on which the items are placed. Surfaces can include a cutting board or serving platter. This is one of those things that’s totally customisable and what makes them unique to you. Just see what you have laying around in your pantry and get creative. We love looking to Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration.
When we’re talking cheese it doesn’t get any better than cheese from France — what everyone says about French cheese is true – it’s the best. Only the French can turn eating blue cheese and sipping red wine at a cafe into a religious experience. The great news is that you can find fantastic French wine and cheese in our Fresh Food precinct. We recommend adding a Camembert to your cheese board. Camembert is a soft, creamy, cow's milk cheese. It was first made in the late 18th century at Camembert, Normandy, in northern France. It is similar to Brie, which is native to the Brie region of France. Chat to the team at Deli Fresco to learn more about French cheese.
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Credit: Sam from Go French Yourself