Everything Cheese Plates: Boards, Utensils, Books, + More!
Like so many others, we've fallen hard for cheese boards. Then again, who hasn't? Typically packed with a variety of cheeses and piled high with cured meats and surrounded by nuts, fruit, bread, and crackers, cheese boards are a delicious way to indulge in all your favorite foods.
Here at The Crest, our cheese boards, books, and utensils are among our most popular items. So, whether you're a charcuterie pro or just learning how to arrange a board, The Crest has got you covered. Read on to see some of our favorite books, boards, and everything in between to create the cheese board of your dreams.
On Boards - $20
If you're planning to entertain, let On Boards be your guide. Inside, author Lisa Bolton focuses on boards for parties and events. With over 50 recipes for effortless, crowd-pleasing boards, it's easy to see why this is one of our most popular books.
Marissa Mullen's "Cheese by Numbers" has boiled down the perfect cheese board to a simple method: Every cheese board should have a balance of six components: cheese, meat, produce, crunch, dip, and garnish. While her book That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life is full of recipes, it's her method that will teach you how to assemble your own ideal plate, with her examples as a springboard for inspiration.
Wine and Cheese Pairing Swatchbook - $14.95
While not a book, Max McCalman's deck of cards-like guide can still be considered an essential for any cheese board lover. To create this guide McCalman, an American cheese expert, sourced all his experience from a 20 year plus career to help ensure you'll have the perfect drink to accompany whatever cheese you so fancy.
To Hold It All Together
All the Accessories
This set of four tiny forks not only add a whimsical touch to any board but help dish up whatever olives, meats, or other snacks you may have selected. They are also hand carved by a team of women artisans in Vietnam, adding even more character to these delightful little utensils. Also available are Seashell Spoons and Spreaders.
Elevate the basics of cheese board utensils with this beautiful, simple, and classic copper and wood cheese set. Featuring two knives for cutting and spreading different cheeses plus a fork, this set has everything you need to dish up and dive into your cheese board.
As fun as it is to choose a board and experiment with ingredients, the best part of a charcuterie board is getting to enjoy it with others. Whether that's in the kitchen with family before dinner or over drinks catching up with friends, a charcuterie board makes the perfect centerpiece for coming together.