Deciding on what goes with cheese and planning a great looking cheeseboard can be a little bit daunting but with some thought you can pull together an impressive and appealing spread.
Our top tip is to keep it simple by just using a few key components to accompany your chosen cheeses. Whether you’re including one or all such as hard, blue or a soft cheese, accompaniments for your cheeseboard are our speciality. We have an award winning range for you to choose from for your perfect chutney and cheese combination. You can choose from Welsh sweet pickled onions and moorish Welsh chutneys. Even our luxury Welsh marmalades can complement your cheeseboard selection. Adorn the platter with fresh figs, crisp apple, grapes or celery sticks and add a selection of crackers and breads.
There are many foods that pair well with cheese and here’s a few ideas to get you started:
Cheese and crackers is a classic combination for your cheeseboard and you can include some artisan bread for a rustic element. Just add some delicious Welsh chutney and you’ve got an ideal snack or lunchtime treat.
Cheese with Fruit
Cheese goes well with many types of fruit such as grapes, apples, pears, and berries. Our fruity chutneys include Welsh Pear & Roast Walnut Chutney. Why not try one of our award winning marmalades like Ruby Grapefruit & Welsh Honey Marmalade. This marmalade got gold from The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards and Gold at the ICA Awards. It’s a sure bet to deliver amazing flavour and a delicious alternative choice to serve with your cheeseboard.
Almonds, walnuts and pecans are all great choices and we include nuts in some of our chutneys for added texture and flavour. Why not give the Fig, Almond and Welsh Pumpkin chutney or Welsh Pear & Roast Walnut Chutney a try . They’re simply delicious.
Meats like salami, prosciutto, and ham are often served alongside cheese. Try one of our hedgerow fruit jellies alongside charcuterie on your cheeseboard. Given 2 gold stars from the Guild of Fine Food, Welsh Rowan Berry Jelly is a bittersweet fruit jelly with smokey undertones.
Cheese and Wine
Cheese and wine are a classic combination that has been enjoyed for centuries. They are both products of fermentation and have a rich history in the culinary world.
The combination of cheese and wine is a perfect match because the acidity and tannins in wine complement the creamy texture and rich flavours of cheese. There are several factors to consider when pairing such as the age and type and the body and flavor profile and of course personal preferences.
Some popular pairings include a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with aged Cheddar, a light Pinot Noir with a creamy Brie, and a dry Sauvignon Blanc with tangy goat cheeses. There are also regional pairings, such as pairing Parmigiano-Reggiano with Chianti or Roquefort with Sauternes.
When serving together, it is important to remember to serve them at the appropriate temperatures. Most cheeses should be served at room temperature, while white wines and some lighter reds should be served chilled. Red wines should be served at cellar temperature, which is slightly cooler than room temperature.
Overall, this combination is a timeless pairing that can elevate any dining experience. Whether enjoyed together as a simple snack or served as part of a more elaborate meal they are sure to delight the senses and leave a lasting impression.