Spooky Cheeseboard

Spooky CheeseboardHosting a Halloween party? Follow these tips for making a spooky cheeseboard!

We’ve gathered 6 great cheese options for their frightful appearances and unique tastes as well as the perfect accompaniments.  Estimate 3oz of cheese per person you plan to host, or 4-6oz if in place of a meal. Don’t be scared to try as many flavor combinations as you can!

Assembling your cheeseboard:

  • Pre-slice firmer cheeses.
  • Leave space around soft cheeses to allow for guests to use spreaders.
  • Allow cheeses to reach peak flavor at room temperature by letting them sit for 30 minutes before serving.

Spooky cheeses:

  • French Emmental – a mild, nutty Swiss.
  • Humboldt Fog – a soft-ripened creamy goat milk cheese with a distinctive ribbon of vegetable ash from California.
  • Parmigiano Reggiano – classic hard aged Italian cheese; use the rind to thicken up sauces.
  • Mimolet  – perfect pumpkin color; slightly piquant at first, it quickly takes on a caramel-like flavor.
  • Pecorino with Truffles – rich, bold sheep’s milk cheese infused with earthy black truffles.
  • Stilton – a rich, intense English blue cheese with a soft yet crumbly texture, salty finish and beautiful marble-like blue veins; drizzle with honey.

Accompaniment Suggestions:

  • Black pepper-coated salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Fig-Ginger jam
  • Comb honey
  • Cornichons
  • Caper berries
  • Olives
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Marcona almonds
  • Fresh figs
  • Grapes
  • Crackers
  • Baguette, slices