I am going to visit a friend tomorrow night and as a thank-you gift, I made her a small wood cutting board (technically I am still making it). I would like to bring some cheeses and what not to have with some wine and I thought I might do a little research on what makes the perfect cheese board.
Compliments of Martha Stewart:
#1- The perfect cheeses- and a little rhyme to help you remember- "Something hard, something soft, and something blue.”
#2- The vehicle- like crostini, crackers or a nice crusty bread.
#3- Something sweet- like fresh or dried fruits.
#4- Something salty- like whole or stuffed olives or an olive tapenade.
#5- Something with a little crunch- like nuts or apple slices.
#6- The right timing- cheese tastes best at room temperature so make sure to give them enough time to acclimate before eating.
#7- The perfect board- rustic wood cutting boards always work!
#8- The perfect wine- something thats complements your cheese selection.
And so begins the year of the handmade gift!