How To Build a Cheeseboard on a Budget! Here are some tips and ways to save some money when selecting accoutrements.
We’ve been in Madison since Sunday and we head home today. It’s been so fun seeing friends and visiting some new places in town. I couldn’t visit Madison without a visit to Fromagination, an artisan cheese shop located on the Capitol Square. Friends! Fromagination now ships anywhere in the country so you can order a cheese board kit and get your favorite Wisconsin cheeses!! Click here to check it out!
Ken and I did a live Instagram video (see the full video below). Be sure to watch the entire video. Ken gives great advice when it comes to slicing and storing your cheese.
How To Build a Cheeseboard on a Budget
If you have made a cheese board, you know they can get really pricey. For me, if you are entertaining family and friends and celebrating something, I say go big. Splurge on the crackers, prosciutto and marcona almonds. The Cheese, in my opinion, should always remain the star and focal point of the board so always try to buy quality cheese. Visit your local cheese shop, ask the cheese mongers behind the counter at your local grocery store questions. Ask for samples. If it’s just you at home with a couple of other friends and you don’t want to spend $100+, here are my tips.
- Skip the artisan crackers and buy a baguette
- Skip the fancy olives from the olive bar and buy a can or jar of olives
- Skip the specialty marcona almonds and candied pecans and buy a can of mixed nuts
- Skip the more expensive salami and buy a pre-sliced package of salami and/or prosciutto
- Skip the dried fruit and buy fresh fruit
Popular Wisconsin Cheeses
It’s not hard to fall in love with Wisconsin Cheeses. They are delicious, award winning and there are so many different kinds, flavors and varieties! We focused on the following today: Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese from Uplands Cheese in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Blakesville Creamery, Landmark Creamery Anabasque, Dunbarton Blue Cheese, Hook’s Cheddar, Black Pepper Bellavitano from Sartori and Little Lucy Brie Cheese, which is from MN but that’s ok!
Others that we did not cover in the video but are very popular right now: Gouda from Holland Family Farms , Schroeder Kase Triple Cream Brie and Rebel Miel.
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