• Who knew there was so much to know about cheese boards? Thanks Susan! 🙂

    • Hi cheryl, Artisan cheese have really taken off in the states. They have always been a staple in Europe but now we have found out about the wonders of great cheeses and it’s wonderful. 🙂

  • I love cheese, but should probably get more serious about it 😉 I like to buy new ones every now and then and bring them home, or I will get cheese platters where I go to outdoor theaters. I recently combined some sharp white cheddar and apples with some honeycomb from Savannah. That was really yummy. I don’t think I’ve ever met a cheese I didn’t like.

    • You and I are of the the same mind. I love any kind of cheese at anytime, especially sharing it with good friends and nice bottle of wine. 🙂

  • I love cheese and meat plates especially. With a nice glass of wine 🙂

    • Me too Raquel, It is such a delightful thing to do with wine for any reason, don’t you think?

  • It’s such a European thing to do and anything goes. Do add fig jam and you will introduce a delicious tropical element.

    Chose mainly French, Italian and Spanish cheeses. Maasdamer is a Dutch one that’s fantastic. And did you know that the best cheddar in the world is Swedish. The reason you don’t, is because Swedes are really bad at promoting Swedish food.

    • It really is Catarina and I love it. I did not know that about Swedish cheddar. I will go look for some. You are so right about fig jam, it is amzing on a cheese board. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    I love cheese boards. They are becoming more common in the US. Around me even the super markets are carrying specialty cheeses.

    Sadly due to allergies I have to avoid blue cheeses. But I don’t have issues with bries and other white mold cheeses.

    • Hi Jon, That is too bad about you allergies. I would die without my blue cheese. The good news is there is a world of great cheeses out there to enjoy. 🙂

  • Arleen

    I never think to use my cheese board. I usually put out the cheese on a plate and that is really stupid because you show really cut on a board. On my plate I usually put grapes in the middle. I love almost all cheeses except for goat cheese. Cheese i my down fall. You article made me hungry

    • Hi Arleen. I used to do the same thing until I realized I was dulling my knives, not a good thing. I too love cheese, without exception. Now I need some cheese… LOL.

  • I’m not a big cheese lover myself Susan although some cheeses I like. I prefer it mostly on something then eaten by itself on crackers or bread. I guess it’s like anything else really. Some foods have a really great flavor and some don’t. I just haven’t explored it enough I suppose.

    • Hi Adrienne, My closest friend isn’t a cheese lover either but she puts up with me anyway. :-). She doesn’t like cheese anything so it make it hard when I need a taste tester for a cheese recipe. 🙂

      • Elizabeth Scott

        Hi Susan and Arleen, People think I am crazy not to like cheese. My husband and I have been together for 14 yrs and sometimes he stil forgets and offers me a bite. 🙂 I have come to enjoy a nice fresh mozzerella cheese but other than that I’m good with the other items on Susan’s cheese trays.

  • Along Came Mary

    What a great post! I love cheese & Learning about it 🙂

    • Hi Mary, Me too and there are some really great new artisan cheeses coming on the market right now too. 🙂

  • Susan Bigan

    I heart cheese! What are your ideas on labeling the cheese, do you use place cards?

    • Hi there Susan, Me too… LOL. I use the type of labels that are shown in the post. There is a link to where you can get them. You can write on them, clean them and reused them. They are really handy and very inexpensive. Now I think I eat some cheese. 🙂

  • I agree that cheese should be labeled if possible.

    • I agree Patrick. It’s to do with the ceramic cheese makers too. 🙂

  • Jeannette Paladino

    I, too, adore cheese. I didn’t know about not wrapping them in plastic, although I will often store a cheese in a plastic bag which does allow for more circulation. So if cheese shouldn’t be wrapped in plastic, why do the giant chains like Costco do it? Personally, I haven’t felt that it diminished the flavor of the cheeses I’ve bought from them. However, I live close to two gourmet cheese shops and they wrap their cheeses in paper. Interesting. Thanks for the tip from Catarina about fig jam.

    • Hi Jeannette, I find the interesting too. When it comes to artisan cheeses, They always wrap it in wax paper and then place it in a loose plastic bag. The grocery stories and big box stores vacuum seal it to keep its store shelf life longer. However, once its’s our of the plastic, then its best to warp in paper and lose plastic. :-),

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I was probably the only thinking a cheese board is thing you cut cheese on lol

    • Hi Krystle, I never thought of that, but you have a point… LOL.

  • Merle

    Great post Susan. I also only thought of it as being the board you cut it on. G
    For me the stronger the better, especially any blue cheese and my butcher does a great one with chillies. Very hot but great.

    • Thanks so much Merle, I love strong cheese. Blue, feta, gorgonzola… all of it. The chillies one sound really cool. Maybe when I come over we can share some. 🙂

  • I have tried many types of cheese but all from cows

    • Hi Jo-Anne, I hear you. It really is interesting how cheese is made and from different types of milk. 🙂

  • I am a cheeseaholic, you’ve made me hungry now.

    • Hi Tony, Me too, and I’m fully admitting to the world. 🙂

  • Karen Koblan

    This article is making me hungry! I love cheese platters, especially with those decorative little cheese pick markers. I’m a sucker for stuff like that! I also love those slate cheese boards where you can write the cheese names with chalk. Love your serving suggestions!

    • Hi Karen, Thanks so much my freind. I agree, those cheese makers are the coolest thing ever. 🙂

  • An affordable option: Smoked gouda, cheddar, pepper jack, grapes and artisan bread (or crackers). Serve it with a bottle of pinot grigio and a bottle of moscato – yummy!

    • Hi Aleshia, All of those are great choices and make for a great cheese boards. I love your wine suggestions too. 🙂

  • quick and easy . Its mouth watering

    • Hi Abhishek, Yep, it’s both. What is your favorite cheese?

  • Liz Blackmore

    Beautiful display Susan! I have not had buffalo cheese yet. I wonder if it is similar to sheep cheese. And yes, don’t forget the wine pairing. 🙂

    • Thanks Liz, It is different but not some much as to be off putting. Oh yes, and wine goes very well for a great cheese course.:-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    It looks so good…hmmm perhaps a cheese platter would be a good idea for the last day of my long weekend. 🙂

    • Hi Debra. That was the idea… LOL. I am glad I was able to accomplish that. I hope you had a great week-end with an awesome cheese board. 🙂

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