Which cheeses to use for the perfect charcuterie board

Charcuterie board of cheeses

Building the perfect charcuterie board is more of an art than a science. Simply putting your favourite cheeses on a board is not always the best method. Rather, the sum of the parts of a carefully curated cheese selection is what really gives your charcuterie board the wow factor.

Without further ado, we present the dairy best cheese choices to build the perfect charcuterie board! Let’s get moo-ving!

Something Soft

A soft cheese gets our party started. This can be something simple like a nice Brie or Camembert. You can also get adventurous and add in a nice Burrata or Chèvre. One cheese will pass here but don’t be afraid to add more!

Something Hard

A hard cheese is the second step along your one way trip to Flavortown. This can be something simple like a cheddar or a gouda. You can get more adventurous by trying something aged, smoked, or whatever strikes your fancy! Once again, one cheese will pass here but don’t be afraid to add more! 

Something Smelly

Now don’t go turning up your nose (pun intended) at something smelly. This is what ties together a great charcuterie board. A nice Gorgonzola or a Roquefort work well here. You can get fancy by trying a Stilton (it’s a blue cheese but the region it comes from matters, similar to champagne). You can add more cheeses here as well but we only recommend it as long as the charcuterie board is not for a first date!

That’s it! That’s all there is to making a great charcuterie board! Ok, maybe some lovely cured meats and pickled treats wouldn’t go astray, but if you nail the cheeses, the rest should come together nicely. 

Don’t be afraid to be adventurous with your cheeses. They say variety is the spice of life. We say variety is the key to charcuterie.