Let’s be real. I love cheese and I love entertaining.
We have a couple of summer weekends left and summer IS the time to entertain! When I need an easy appetizer or snack to accompany a lovely weekend afternoon, cheese & charcuterie is my go-to.
Using my favourite cheeses and some summer fruits, I’ve put together an easy summer cheese & charcuterie board that will wow your guests (and you!)
One of the ‘rules of thumb’ for cheeseboards is to start with one hard cheese, one soft and one smelly cheese. BUT given I’m not a fan of smelly cheese I like to opt for a different flavoured cheese to round out the flavours. I also like to add a spicy meat to the board to round and some pickles for saltiness.
Here is a checklist to help you create your own summer cheese & charcuterie board:
– Saint Andre (soft)
– Dill Havarti (flavour/medium)
– Manchego (hard)
Fruit: fresh peaches and apricots
Meat: spicy chorizo
Crackers: rosemary & olive oil triscuits; plain crisps; rosemary-raisin-pecan raincoat crisps
Garish: fresh dill and wild blueberry spread
You can mix and match with some of your favourite cheeses and flavours using many of the fruits of the season too and I’m sure you’ll come up with some amazing flavour combinations.
Until the next cooking adventure,