If anyone knows me, they know I have a serious love of charcuterie and cheese plates. I've never met a cheese I didn't like and after obsessing over Pinterest board after Pinterest board, I decided to take my quest for queso into my own hands. Take a look at the snaps below and follow the steps to make your own party plate sure to please a room full of your drunk besties or one very hungry lady.
You want your cheese board to look as good as it tastes so I started with a wooden serving tray. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand - a wood cutting board works perfectly.
You want your board to be a mix of flavors and textures ranging from sweet and salty to soft and crunchy. I got a variety box of crackers from Trader Joe's which paired unsalted waifers and multigrain wheat crackers. It's really just a vehicle to get the cheese in your mouth (LOL). On this side I used proscuitto, capacola and salami, gouda cheese, sliced green apple and red grapes.
When it came to the other side of the board, I went really crunchy but also mixed up the flavors. For cheeses, I used brie (my favorite) and an extra sharp english white cheddar. For sweetness, I threw in dried apricots and a dish of honey. To top it all off and give it a fancy touch, I popped on a handful of truffle salt marcona almonds (literally the best thing I've ever tried).
The only way this tray could literally get any better would be to pop open a bottle of your favorite wine with your favorite friends. This tray was such a hit with my girls - especially the white cheddar dipped in honey on a salted cracker.