The cheese board is a hosts’ best friend. Easy to prepare before guests arrive and when done right, creates a dramatic centerpiece that sets the mood for the rest of the event.
The talented team at Ed Dixon Food Design share their top tips for styling a cheeseboard worthy of your Insta-feed.
- Start with a clean platter or paddle. A neutral colour such as light timber or cream really allows the food to be the hero
- Choose a range of contrasting cheese. This will not only suit a range of tastes but also a variety of textures and shades creates more visual interest.
Now it is time to assemble.
- Place cheeses towards opposite ends of the platter- the different cheese varietals should never touch.
- Next, layer antipasto items (cured meats, olives, dips) on the board. If you are placing these in additional vessels be sure to choose some complimentary colours and textures – think muted pastels or matte ceramics.
- Add some sweet elements. Think delicious quince paste or grapes to add beautiful freshness that will compliment the cheese perfectly.
- A variety of crackers and crusty bread should be placed on the board next, preferably around the perimeter.
- Fill any gaps on the board with fresh crudité and dried fruit and nuts – this will add some more colour and help make the platter look abundent.
- Enjoy with a beautiful glass of white wine or sparkling.