French inspired cheese board for entertaining
We guarantee that your guests will love your French inspired cheese board. 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 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 cured meats; 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, a vintage tile or even a clean plank of wood! 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. 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.
Have we made you hungry yet? Here's your shopping guide to inspire cheese board perfection, French style!
- Shop Aldi for cheese, olives and sundried tomatoes
- Shop Breadtop for bread to slice or even pull apart
- Shop Brewsters for cold salty meats
- Shop Fisch for salmon slices
- Shop Go Vita for gluten free corn chips, dried fruits and dark chocolate
- Shop The Butcher Club for continental sausages to cook up/cool down
- Shop The Market Southland for a selection of fruits; grapes, cantelopes
Credit: Sam from Go French Yourself