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Oct 8, 2014

entertaining picks: cheese boards

By: Amanda Etty
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Party Planner
Oct 8, 2014

entertaining picks: cheese boards

By: Amanda Etty
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? There's always a big turkey dinner with all the fixings (and pie, of course), but do you serve hors d'oeuvres, too? Since a lot of the prep and cooking efforts go into the meal itself, it's best to keep appetizers simple. Cheese and charcuterie boards are a crowd favourite, and the best part is once you assemble the board, guests can help themselves. Here are six amazing boards to set your snacks on, plus ideas for what to serve on each. CheeseBoards_Etsy The large walnut board from Butternut Brooklyn looks incredibly smooth with its rounded edges. Serve a wedge of semisoft cheese with French baguette. Include a fruit preserve to complement your cheese selection. CheeseBoards_OnOurTable This medium walnut 5.4.2 block/bowl from On Our Table is a serving block and bowl (when you turn it over). Present your favourite cured meats and a sharp knife, allowing your adult guests to help themselves. CheeseBoards_IndigoThis round board from  Indigo is a striking mix of white marble and mango wood. Keep your cheese selection simple: one soft ripened cheese (like Camembert), one semisoft (such as Manchego) and one firm (a sharp aged Cheddar). Serve with a cluster of grapes. CheeseBoards_StinsonStudios The 16-inch maple paté board from Stinson Studios is perfectly rustic for your fall feast. Here it's composed of lox, chevre, capers and herbs. CheeseBoards_WilliamsSonoma The Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board from  Williams-Sonoma is ideal for a small gathering. Serve a couple wedges of cheese, some spiced almonds or walnuts and a small bowl of olives. CheeseBoards_CrateBarrel The feast Platter from  Crate and Barrel can hold a plenty, but take care not to crowd the plate – choose just a couple cheeses, some cured meat, fresh figs and artisanal crackers. Which cheese board would you choose? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter, I'm @amaetty.    
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entertaining picks: cheese boards