What you’ll need:
You will want to combine cheese, meat, sauce and sides to your cheese board. Again, a cheese board is completely customizable to your tastes. We purchased everything from Trader Joe’s – they have great options and are inexpensive. Another great choice is to go to your local Italian Market or grocery store and grab it all in one place.
Cheese – It all starts with the cheese! We recommend getting at least 3 options and all of different flavoring. Ideally, there will be a mild, medium, and strong cheese. We love using a mild brie, a medium or sharp cheddar, and a stronger or funkier smelling cheese like bleu cheese, or a goat cheese.
Meat – Choose 2 to 3 of your favorite Italian meats to round out the cheese. We love getting the 3-pack of charcuterie meats from Trader Joe’s and calling it a day!
Sauce – When we say “sauce” we mean the topper to the cracker – the cherry to your sundae! We’re a fan of whole grain mustard, fig jam and honey because all three are a great balance to the variety of cheese options you have added to your board. Not a fan of fig, add apricot or strawberry!
Sides – Let your personal taste shine with the sides! You can add some nuts, special crackers and bread, fruit, olives – really anything you want to round out the board. Go crazy!