Today we bring you 5 techniques to make the best cheese board and impress your guests with a good wine, like a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valleys. If you don't have much from here to prepare a dinner at home with friends, this is your article, and if not, after reading it you will want to make one.The cheese board is normally accompanied with wine, dried fruits, bread, although the bread can also be replaced by some crackers or there are even people who put grapes or apples or even jams and nuts. Go for it.
Techniques for a classic and typical table:
For a classic and typical table, the five best-known cheeses are brought together, which are Brie cheese, which is a creamy and soft cheese. 'Edam' matured, which is a consistent cheese. The typical goat cheese with a fairly intense flavor. Nor can you miss the 'Emmental' cheese with final notes of nuts and fruits and, finally, the blue cheese such as a 'Gorgonzola', which is very creamy, with a powerful flavor and a touch of itching which is provided by the bluish color of its fungus. As you can see it is a table with great variety and quite classic, it is not bad at all to start.
After telling you what the classic table has, we go with the techniques so that you can prepare the best cheese table.
You have to have a variety, you cannot put four different types of cheese of the same type, that is, if you put sheep cheese you should not put four types of sheep cheese. Just one of each type is enough. You also have to choose between different types of hardness and different degrees of healing. Within the types of hardness we find hard, semi-hard, soft and spreadable cheese. And in the degrees of cure you have soft, semi-cured, cured, blue.
2. NUMBER OF CHEESES:
You have to take into account the number of cheeses to put on a table. If they are few, it will be quite empty, but if we put too many, they will not be able to savor all of them and you will not get the guests to have the full experience. We must also take into account the number of diners and if the table is going to be a single appetizer or we will put more things. Or even if it is to put it as dessert. But the ideal is between 5 and 8 varieties of cheeses.
3. PROHIBITED CHEESES:
In the cheese boards there are some that are called prohibited cheeses. It is always recommended to avoid putting on your table, those types of cheeses that you use to prepare a sandwich, such as: sliced cheese, or quesito.
The table can be presented on a classic wooden board, a tray, or a blackboard, ideally, consider a board that does not absorb the odors of those cheeses that are very strong. To place the cheeses, first place the softest ones and work your way up to the strongest ones. Each one with the specific cut, for example, the cylindrical cheeses are cut into slices, the square ones into sticks, the blue ones into cubes, and the soft ones into triangles. Decorate your table so that it is visually harmonious. Let's taste!
5. THE TEMPERATURE:
Cheese should be served at room temperature. So the cheeses that you have in the fridge must be taken out of the fridge well in advance so that they are at room temperature and are tempered.
Here you have seen the five most important techniques to carry out your cheese board. Although you also have to take into account that you want to accompany them as mentioned above, with bread, cookies, grapes, picks. Something that also works very well and combines great with cheeses are nuts and jam. The drink must be red wine, Rioja or Ribera del Duero type. As they also want to accompany certain blue cheeses, for example, with white wine, that is for everyone's palate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHEESE PLATES
1. What can be put on a cheese board?
Apart from the cheese, they usually put crackers or snacks, nuts, grapes, apple. There are a wide variety of things to add to a cheese board. Also some kind of spiced bread, like 'focaccia'.
2. What wine goes with a cheese board?
For strong or cured cheese boards, the wine to be served is red wine in order to appreciate the flavor of each type of cheese. If we want to put a table with very soft cheeses, white wine or cider can be served.
3. What is the ideal amount of cheese?
Ideally, there should be between 3 and 5 different cheeses. And about 100 g of cheese per person.
4. When should the table be ready before serving it?
The ideal is to have it ready about 20 minutes before serving it, but the cheeses should already be at room temperature before making it.