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A Christmas Cheeseboard

Nov 17, 2015

A cheeseboard is essential when entertaining: they are easy to construct, can be made well in advance and brought out at the last moment for the 'Ta Da' wow factor. Yes, it's easy to 'do' a cheeseboard but what shouldn't be rushed is the decision of which cheeses and crackers should be used to ensure that the cheeseboard is interesting, well balanced and with a good array of flavours, textures and crunch!

Select the best cheese, accompany it with some juicy, plump grapes, dried fruits, crunchy celery and an assortment of condiments, pastes and accompaniments. But, all your hard work won't pay dividend unless you serve the perfect biscuit for cheese too. 

There's still time to plan your cheeseboard for the festive season. Cheese is a great standby when unexpected guests arrive! Cheese can sit in the fridge and be whipped out when required - but there are a few important things to remember: 

- Cheese is best served at room temperature, so get it out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before you plan to serve

- Ensure that you have a good selection of crackers, nuts, fruits, chutneys and accompaniments to make it an interesting cheeseboard.

- Make sure that the crackers you choose don't over power the cheese - because that's the star of the show. Stag has developed their savoury biscuits to ensure they offer a neutral base for cheese. They don't overpower, the added flavours simply enhance certain cheeses

We've put together this simple guide to give you ideas of the best cheeses to serve alongside our range of savoury biscuits:

  • Original Water Biscuits: this neutral cracker works well with strong, mature flavours like a vintage cheddar. 
  • Rosemary Water Biscuits: serve with Brie or Welsh Perl Wen. 
  • Salt & Black Pepper: perfect with a Gorgonzola.
  • Smoked Butter Oatcakes: enjoy with creamy cheeses like Wensleydale 
  • Walnut Oatcakes: good with a robust goats' milk cheese

If you have a preferred cheeseboard selection or have a favourite way to enjoy our Stag Bakeries Savoury Biscuits then we'd love to hear from you. You can always leave a message on our facebook page or send us a tweet @WaterBisc!