A Decadent Cheeseboard Inspiration

August 11 2020
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Here's a little entertaining inspiration for your next friends or family gathering. This beautiful decadent cheese board is filled with some of my favourites, creamy truffle brie on sweet anise tortas, a buttery tangy blue with roasted walnuts, and a smooth earthy mature goats cheese with spiced pear paste. Delicious!

The key to create a beautiful and also delicious cheeseboard is to choose a diverse range of cheeses. Whether you have three, five, or seven cheeses featured (best practice is to stick to odd numbers), you want to prioritise a mix of tastes and textures. A soft creamy brie or camembert or washed rind, a beautiful creamy tangy blue, a fresh or mature goat cheese, cheddar, semi-hard, etc. For an even greater visual impact choose cheeses with different shapes, colours, and sizes, and pair with interesting and in season local produce.

Below you'll find a list of the cheeses and also accompaniments I used in this scene. I've showcased some of Australia's diverse and divine cheeses that I am so lucky to have access to. Definitely spoiled for choice!

Now that I've shared my favourites, what's your ‘must-have cheese’ on a delicious and decadent cheeseboard?

 

 


 

A Decadent Cheeseboard Inspiration  |  Gather & Feast

A Decadent Cheeseboard Inspiration  |  Gather & Feast

Ingredients

15 minutes
10-15

Cheeses

  • 'That’s Amore' Burrata - soft & milky. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil & top with fresh herbs & freshly cracked black pepper.
  • 'Section 28' Mont Priscilla - a semi-hard cheese, buttery, sweet & smooth, with a beautiful line of ash running through its centre.
  • 'Milawa' Goats Milk Camembert - a delicious earthy camembert. Perfect with fresh honey or honeycomb.
  • 'Bay of Fires' Cloth Cheddar - a beautiful clothbound cheddar.
  • 'Holy Goat' La Luna Goats Cheese - tangy & peppery with a beautiful moonscape rind (one of my favourite cheeses).
  • 'Tamar Valley' Truffle Brie - a decedent smooth creamy brie with a truffle filled centre. Need I say more!?
  • 'Berry Creek' Riverine Blue - a creamy & fruity buffalo milk blue.


A special mention to one of my favourites that didn't make it - 'Meredith Dairy' Marinated Goats Cheese. I always have this in our fridge, perfect for salads, avo toast, pasta, etc, but also perfect on a cheeseboard.


Accompaniments

  • 'Ines Rosales' Tortas with Anise - slightly sweet large round tortas
  • Lavosh & Wafer Crackers
  • Muscatels
  • Medjool Dates
  • Spiced Pear Paste (quick tip - jams also work wonderfully instead of cheese pastes - fig, dark berry, etc)
  • Fresh Honeycomb
  • Roasted Walnuts
  • Caper Berries
  • Green Sicilian Olives
  • Dried Kalamata Olives
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

Method

  1. Arrange the cheese and accompaniments onto a large serving board or platter.

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