Providing everything you need to know in order to present and feast upon your perfect cheeseboard, this book features 25 themed boards as well as accompaniments and essential practical information on cheese.
Cheese boards are the ideal fuss-free, yet delicious and visually impressive meal option. Though traditionally thought of as just a festive treat, impressive modern incarnations have recently taken social media by storm, as people discover that they can be a show-stopping option for entertaining at any time of year.
The 25 themed boards in this book offer the perfect cheese board for any occasion, from lively boards themed around wine, beer, and cocktail pairings, to a wholesome kids’ board and a picnic board.
No matter the size of your crowd or your budget, there is a themed board here to suit it—from small romantic boards for two, to more extravagant aspirational boards suitable for a wedding. Each cheese included in the book is followed by a detailed description and ideas for suitable alternatives.
Suggestions for store-bought accompaniments are included, or if you are feeling more creative, try the simple recipes such as Italian Herb Flatbread, Rainbow Pepper Oatcakes, or Tomato and Smoked Pepper Jam. Essential practical information in the front section includes tips on buying, storing and cutting cheese plus much more.
Thalassa Skinner is co-founder of the general consumer cheese magazine Culture, now in its 10th year. She caught the cheese bug 20+ years ago at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, MA—as well as in restaurant kitchens across Boston.
In 2000, she settled in the Napa Valley, where she started a cheese program at Tra Vigne’s wine bar, managed the St. Helena Farmers Market, opened the Oxbow Cheese Merchant and co-authored Cheese For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, May 2012).
Lassa is passionate about spreading the love of cheese, judging in competitions and teaching across the US and overseas as well as partnering with chefs, wineries, breweries, and all things food-centric.