Cheese plates are a classic element at any French dinner table. Traditionally served after the meal, they’re the perfect way to wind down. Learn how to build a simple cheese board that will have your guests diving in with gusto.
LIFE IS BETTER WITH CHEESE
I didn’t grow up with cheese boards.
I was a small town girl, so there was nary a cheese shop in sight. All we had was what we got from the grocery store. The standard was processed cheese slices, havarti, and the occasional brick of Black Diamond.
The fanciest it got was a wheel of camembert and limburger cheese.
It’s not that we weren’t cheese people, we loved cheese, but we just didn’t know anything about it. That changed when I met my husband’s family.
Out of respect for their privacy, I won’t say much about my in-laws, but when it comes to food and wine, they have exquisite taste.
The first real cheese board I encountered was at their table, which comes out every time I’m there for an evening meal.
Usually, a cheese plate counts as the dessert course, but having a terrible sweet tooth, if I was given the option between cheese and cake, I’d be reaching for the cake fork!
I’m so thankful that they don’t make me choose between the two, because we have both… And so can you!