Have you ever made a cheese board? Well, you totally should. This DIY Cheese Board is fun to make and even more fun to eat!
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy peasy)
Hands On Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 10-12
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. Guys. It was one of the best days of my life. I got to tour a cheese creamery. And then I got to taste. all. their. cheeses. I absolutely LOVE learning about food and how it is made. Here are some fun cheese facts for you:
Cheese Fact #1: Cheddar cheese is not really orange…whaaat?! For real though. All the orange cheddar cheese you see in the stores have food coloring. You know that from now on I will be buying white cheddar cheese. No one needs food coloring in their cheese.
Cheese Fact #2: Most cheese have the same ingredients, but are just made/aged differently to create the different flavors and textures.
Cheese Fact #3: Most lactose intolerant people can eat cheese…and raw milk.
Cheese Fact #4: You can essentially keep cheese forever if it’s in it’s original wrapping. It may taste a little…sharper…in three years. But it will stay good.
- 5 of your favorite cheese
- About 1 cup mixed nuts
- 1 roll of salami, thinly sliced
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- A couple sleeves of crackers
- Some grapes, red or green, or both
- Slice your cheese and lay them on your board or platter.
- Place all the other ingredients in and around the cheese filling up the board with all sorts of goodness.
- Don't stress too much about how you're cheese board looks. Cheese boards are supposed to be messy, so just have fun with it!
A Little About Heber Valley Cheese
They are a four generation run dairy farm in Heber, Utah. They feed their cows quality non-GMO food. Their cows have been bread over the last four generations to create the best quality milk. They are one of the few places in Utah that sell raw milk. They make 2,000 pounds of cheese a week! You can order from them online (yay!!) or you can find them at a few grocery stores. I am able to find them at the cheese station at Harmon’s. These people, they are quality cheese people you guys.
After tasting ALL of their cheeses I narrowed it down to my favorites: vanilla bean cheddar, wasatch back jack (seriously THE BEST pepper jack cheese I have ever had in my life), medium aged cheddar, smoked jalapeño bacon, and orange rosemary.
And then I decided to make a cheese board for you with all my favorite cheeses.