How to create the ultimate cheese board this Christmas

Don’t forget the all important cheeseboard this Christmas... start with basics, consider presentation and pack as much flavour on the plate as possible, says Julia Platt Leonard

Friday 14 December 2018 19:11
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Make sure you cover mild, medium and strong
Make sure you cover mild, medium and strong

You’ve got the turkey sorted. Ditto for the sides, mince pies, Christmas pudding and fizz. But what about the Christmas cheeseboard? If Christmas lunch is all about abundance, then don’t scrimp on the cheese.

If you’re flummoxed, then Matt Kelly, cheesemonger and co-owner of Pistachio & Pickle Dairy in London has some advice.

Start with the basics. You want a hard, a soft and a blue – “the holy trinity,” he says. “Add to that a speciality cheese like a cumin flavoured Cornish gouda or wild garlic yarg or a washed rind cheese like nuns of Caen and of course a goat.”

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