Cheese Board Mistakes You Should Avoid

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No dinner party is complete without a cheese board, but putting one together is easier said than done. If you want it to be visually pleasing, practical, and delicious at the same time, here’s a couple of common mistakes you shouldn’t make.

Right Temperature

You don’t want your cheese to be too cold, so it’s important to take it out of the refrigerator at the right time. Experts recommend taking it out at least 30 minutes before serving, giving it just enough time to relax and taste its best.

Whole Cheeses

Unsliced cheese may look good on fancy cheese boards you see on Instagram, but they’re extremely unpractical. Cutting them on the spot takes time, and some people won’t even want to bother with it to avoid turning a perfect cheeseboard into a huge mess.

Balancing Act

At the end of the day, putting together a perfect cheese board is a balancing act. Too much or too little variety can make or break your cheese plate, so it’s important to find the middle ground, and have a nice mix of sweet and savory condiments.