Forest Cheese Board Dinner
Creating a dinner experience like this Forest Cheese Board Dinner is what makes going away for the weekend even more fun. It’s unique and makes for a lasting memory for all involved.
Why Create a Dinner Environment
As important as the taste of the food is to any meal, I always believe the environment is as important. That is why I love going to certain restaurants over others. I like to feel that the space has a story to tell. It also helps to feel cozy somewhere you can stay for hours. So when I create a dinner like this Forest Cheese Board Dinner, I want a feeling of history and something to daydream about. And this space spoke to us and not in a creepy way.
Forest Cheese Board Dinner Ingredients
Whenever I create a cheese board, I try and use ingredients that are fresh, seasonal, and possibly related to a location or theme. For this cheese board, I used some greens, browns, and other earthy colors to blend in with the leaves and trees.
These ingredients include:
- Manchego Cheese
- Gouda Cheese
- Boursin Cheese
- Wheat Crackers
- Green Apples
- Red Wine
How to Put This Cheese Board Together
It’s no secret one of my strategies for putting a cheese board together is to fill the tray or plate I am using. I really like to leave no space unused. I also like to balance the board with hard and soft cheeses, fruit, and something crunchy like nuts or crackers. And I usually add something sweet for an after-dinner treat, other than the wine. And don’t forget the water!
- As with any cheese board, use what you like. But always experiment with something new. That is the only way you ever find cheeses you like.
- The Resident Zinfandel is a delicious light wine that works well for any cheese board. But if you prefer something lighter I would try a Chardonnay rather than something too light. Let’s face it, any wine works well with a cheese board!
- Whenever I can find an ingredient that needs a little work, I try and grab it. I like to include whole walnuts so that while eating, you can crack your own. The same goes for cutting your own cheese or spreading it on a cracker.
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