The Cheese Merchant offers a variety of delicious cheeses on hand that you can easily place on a cheeseboard, if guests arrive impromptu in the summer, is ideal. The greatest aspect about cheeseboards is the fact they can be served as a starter or an after-dinner option. All you need is a decent variety of cheeses – a hard, soft and then a mixture of cow, sheep and goat’s milk cheeses.
Try to bring cheeses to room temperature prior to serving them (about half an hour); that way their flavour profiles and aromas will really stand out. Delicious cheeses always go well with French bread, crackers, fruits, nuts, pickles, and of course some wine!
One of the most delicious cheeses out there; you simply can’t go wrong with a British Brie. Serve your Brie with a warm stick of French bread or brioche crackers. You can always heat up the Brie in the oven too, if you'd like to have a melted gooey cheese on your cheeseboard.
Who doesn’t love a hunk of cheddar? It’s good to have a hard cheese on your summer cheeseboard.Cheddar traditionally comes from an English village of the same name and the English varieties are made using the proper ‘Cheddaring’ technique, which refers to the milling and stacking of whey curds during production. Sharp Cheddar provides quite a strong, piquant flavour profile that pairs particularly well with apples.
Another great selection is a medium-hard cheese like Gouda, as it cuts well on your cheeseboard. Aged cheeses generally have stronger flavours so try serving a semi mature Gouda over a regular one.
You’ve got to have a strong blue cheese available to round out your summer cheeseboard. The distinctive feature of Stilton cheese is its blue veins - mould spores that are added to the cheese and are sold 4 weeks later. Stilton is a crumbly, creamy, complex cheese and is extensively used as a dessert cheese as it goes great with walnuts and a glass of port!
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