There's only one thing Wisconsinites crave more than cheese: the cheeseboard. A cheeseboard is like when you have something you love so much – like a TV show or a chocolate bar – and then suddenly you get to binge on half a dozen of them at the same time. Some people might call that too much of a good thing, but in Wisconsin, we call that heaven.
It's heavenly because, really, how can a person choose just one cheese? How can you say "yes" to gouda if it means saying "no" to fontina, brick, and Dumbarton Blue? With a cheeseboard, you can have your butterkäse and eat your colby, limburger, parmesan, and ricotta too.
If you're ready to rock the cheeseboard, we've got some great recipes you can browse through our website. Or keep scrolling down for tips on building a cheeseboard that would make it every Wisconsin cheesemaker proud.
It's not hard to build a cheeseboard like a pro if you follow these six tips for a killer charcuterie recipe.
A cheeseboard is a platter that includes a selection of cheeses along with complementary foods like cured meats, nuts, olives, fresh and dried fruits, pickled and roasted vegetables, jams and spreads, and bread or crackers.
You can plan to buy two ounces of cheese and two ounces of meat per person if the cheeseboard is an appetizer, or five ounces of each per person if the board is meant as a larger meal.
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Cheese rules Wisconsin. We can't get enough of the stuff. From the freshest cheese curds to the oldest aged cheddar to the wildest specialty cheese, there's not a single cheese we'd ever kick off our plate. It's why we have friendly but legendary arguments over the best mac and cheese recipe, and why our state produces one-quarter of all the cheese in America and roughly half of all the artisan cheese.
And this obsession is why, simply put, Wisconsin cheesemakers make the tastiest, most award-winning, highest-quality cheese on the planet. This means letting Wisconsin cheese rule your Cheeseboard is just the right thing to do when you want to wow your taste buds and your guests.
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In Wisconsin, we make more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese than anywhere else in the world. We believe in tradition, producing everything from Italian classics, like parmesan and ricotta, to swiss cheese and cheddar varieties. But every Wisconsin cheesemaker is an innovator as well, which is why we have so many Wisconsin originals, like colby and muenster. Whether it’s a grilled cheese sandwich, potatoes au gratin, or a charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheese makes every dish and recipe tastier.