Cheese and Meat Board

Can you even believe Christmas is only 5 days away? I’m excited and a little nervous because Santa has his work cut out for him. My boys are strong believers and I love all that magic that comes with it.

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This year to keep things more about the magic than the crazy food prep, Naomi and I are keeping the menu simple. We are trading in the potpourri of hot appetizers for things we can prepare ahead of a time, like this cheese board – Something that takes about ten minutes to put together and always makes an impressive statement. 

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There are no hard, fast rules to what goes on a cheese board, but for my own taste I like a mixture of flavors and texture. Whatever I go for there are a few things that always make it on my board. Things like a creamy cheese, a funky blue cheese, and fruit. The fruit gives the needed acidity and sweetness to balance the meats and cheeses. Along with that, you need a good beverage–something light and preferably bubbly, something like a sparkling reisling or a dry rose.

Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Ingredients

  • Boursin Cheese
  • Stilton Cheese
  • Brie
  • salumi
  • prosciutto
  • olives
  • sliced pears
  • dried apricots
  • raspberries
  • dried nuts
  • honey
  • variety of crackers

Instructions

  1. Group, layer and arrange each ingredient in piles.

Now that you have the know-how, do it!

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