LEARN HOW TO:
MAKE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD
WITH THE EXPERT ON BLUE POINT'S TEAM
LETS CUT RIGHT TO THE CHASE
Sorry, we meant cheese.
Choose your cheese: go for milk and texture variations! Cow, goat, sheep!
Go gooey, crumbly, and soft.
CUT YOUR CHEESES
Cut your cheeses into triangles.
If the cheese is quite obtuse,
cut the triangles in half by the tip.
If a cheese is crumbly and has a hard wax rind, crumble the cheese.
Keep the rind intact, You will build a “Mountain of Cheese” within it.
*NOTE: Gooey cheeses, like Brie, can be kept as a whole so they don’t spill all over the platter
VISUALIZE YOUR PLACEMENT
Take your board and lay it flat and begin to visualize your board, this is the key!
How will it all fit?
- Whole cheeses and rinds should be placed in corners.
- Triangles will be cascaded.
- Cheeses should be placed in opposing directions.
- Nuts and Fruits should be layered in, considering texture.
- Honey and/or Jam? You decide.
LAYOUT YOUR BOARD
Place your grapes in the
corner of your platter.
Begin to build out your
cheese from the grapes.
Fill in your rind. Envision a mountain of cheese, cut tips!
*NOTE: Don't be scared of height! Keep the turns tight and tall, this will help the cascade look nice
Choose a triangular cheese and place them like dominos.
Once you have one swirl down, go for the other! You Got This!
If you have a jam or honey, place the container on the board.
Look at all your cheeses and love how much space is in between them to fill with goodies!
Add dried fruit, Fill up some
empty space like a sea of color!
Grab your salami,
it’s time to make flowers.
Fold in half, Fold in half again Stack tightly between cheeses.
*NOTE: You can use nuts to fill in those empty spaces! Less space = more treats.
It’s time for nuts! Layer them in and play with textures.
Grab your crackers, Layer them
in the empty space.
Now it’s time for the
finishing touch, rosemary!
Or try flowers, something bright that has a nice smell. This will only enhance how the cheese tastes.
That’s it, you're done. You’ve created something beautiful! Gaze upon it... before your friends eat the whole thing.
Wondering who to thank for all this grate knowledge?
OUR SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR, AND A CHEESE WIZ
Blue Point's *official* in-house cheesemonger and platter gal. No cheese scares her, in fact, the stranger the better. If she can put it on a platter for you, perfect! When she's not being cheesy, you can find Charlotte finding all the dogs at Blue Point's Brewpub to post on our social channels with a LIIT in hand... since she only needs one hand to post. By the way, go follow @bluepointbrewing on Instagram! Social Links in the footer!