This cheese board was for a girls’ night, so I kept it light with 4 cheeses, a little fruit, a few nuts, and some crackers.  Meats like salami and prosciutto are a great addition. Some people like to add a little bowl of olives or tiny pickles. Don’t do that.


A perfect cheese board needs these basics:


4-6 cheeses.  A sharp cheddar, a blue cheese, a goat cheese, and a brie at a minimum.  Place those on your board or platter, and fill in around them with the fruits.  Add a few cheese knives for serving.


Berries.  Grapes, strawberries, and a few blackberries and blueberries.


Nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are my favorites with cheese.


Crackers. Pick something neutral like a water crackers or saltines so the cheese can shine.