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There is something so comforting about a rustic board overflowing with delicious cheeses, meats, preserves and crackers and how to make the perfect cheeseboard couldn’t be easier using our few tips. Whether it is shared as a light lunch or brought out at the end of a meal, a cheese platter is guaranteed to delight everyone- I mean who doesn’t like cheese?
The best thing about a cheese board is there are no rules! But if you’re a novice to cheeseboard platters, then here is a quick and easy one that you could try for yourself at home. it’s a combination of all our favourite cheeses and the best part is you can put it together in about 15
minutes! How’s that for simple food?
How To Make The Perfect Cheeseboard
The cheese board which we posted had the following combinations on it:
● Crackers, St. Agur cheese and thin-sliced parma ham
● Strong cheddar cheese and salami
● Waterloo cheese baked with blackberries and smoky pancetta with chunks of baguette
● Cheddar cheese and grapes
● Shortbread, soft goats cheese, honey and rosemary
We would definitely recommend you eat them in this order so you start with the more savoury cheese is an end up with a sweet cheese at the end to cleanse your palate.
But as we said, there are no set rules so you can mix it up with other combination as your palate pleases. A good cheese board will boost conversation and interaction across the table as people stretch across and sample the different flavours and suggest their favourite pairings.
The best way to decide what to put on a cheese board is to start with the cheeses. Buy what you enjoy most and go from there! It is always nice to have a range of cheeses. For example
you could aim for one hard cheese, such as cheddar or gouda; one mouldy cheese, and one soft cheese, like brie or camembert.
Next pick out your cold meats and charcuterie. Salamis and hams are a sure bet so pick up any that you find appealing. Once you have your cheeses and meats sorted, you can walk around the rest of the store and pick out things that appeal to you that would go well on your board. A general rule of thumb is to have some fresh elements such as berries, as well as some
preserves and some salty pickles and nuts.
How to layout a cheese board
How to make the perfect cheeseboard platter is really very simple. You just put all your elements together until you run out of space! You can embellish your board with herbs, edible flowers and stylish cheese knives but don’t worry too much about it. Your guests are only going to be interested in
one thing: the cheese!
Always serve your cheese at room temperature. This is especially important for runny or soft cheeses like brie and camembert.
Include a range of crackers and cheese carriers. This is an easy way to boost the number of possible flavour combinations to try out. Think of getting some seed crackers, water biscuits, saltines and malba
Also include a selection of bread like sourdough, baguettes or even rye.
So there you have it. Cheeseboards, while they may look fancy, are in fact the easiest thing in the world to put together. We hope you feel better equipped to put together your own cheeseboard now. We look forward to seeing what combinations you come up with!
How to make the perfect cheeseboard- Please let us know if you have tried making your own cheeseboard platter. Please share any comments/images via our social media channels on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram at @simpleyummiesfood.
Please also check out our yummy baked cheese recipe!
Any day is a good day for roasted chicken wings with a little chilli sauce! Chicken wings are eaten across many different cuisines and a dish loved by so many because of its versatility and simply how delicious it is once it’s marinated and cooked. Chicken wings make a perfect starter to share with family and friends but also makes a great main dish alongside some roasted potatoes and salad.
How Long To Oven Cook Chicken Wings
When cooking it’s always important to remember food safety in order to minimize the risks of food poisoning. According to the FSA it is recommended that chicken is cooked to a temperature of at least 70°C and remained at that temperature for at least 2 minutes before being consumed. So in terms of, how long to oven cook chicken wings we’d say at least 60 minutes to make sure the chicken is cooked right through and at the correct temperature for consumption. A good way to test this is by using a meat thermometer and checking the temperature at the thickest point of the meat.
Roasted Chicken Wings
- 1 kg Chicken Wings
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Black Ground Pepper
- 2 tbsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp All Purpose Seasoning
- 1 Fresh Lemon squeezed
- 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger minced
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Oregano
- 3 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
- ½ Cup Water
- Preheat the oven to 220°C.
- In a mixing bowl add in soy sauce, ground black pepper, paprika, all purpose seasoning, lemon, olive oil oregano, hoisin sauce and water. Then mix in all the marinade ingredients well.
- Place the chicken in a mixing bowl and add in the marinade mix. Make sure that each chicken piece coated fully with marinade.
- Place the marinated chicken in the oven for 15 minutes at 220°C. Then lower the heat to 180°C for 40 minutes until golden brown and cooked right through.
- Serve with roasted potatoes and salad. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Please note this article is intended for information purposes only and not advice. The guidelines for food safety might be different for your country, so please do check. This information is based on UK food safety guidelines.
How Long To Oven Cook Chicken Wings– If you’ve tried this recipe please share any comments and images on our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest @simpleyummiesfood .
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This baked camembert recipe with the delicious Mama Ntsama’s chilli jelly is one heck of an indulgent starter and believe us when we say it will be difficult to stop eating! Eating cheese with bread is just so irresistible – you must try it!
This is a perfect starter for a date night or a shared starter for a dinner party. Whatever the occasion it is something that everybody can enjoy.
Recipe For Baked Camembert
Bake Camembert with Ntsama’s Chilli Jelly
- Camembert cheese
- Mama Ntsama Chilli jelly
- Crispy bacon, finely chopped
- Cashew nuts, finely chopped
- French baguette / rustic bread of any kind
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and begin to prepare the cheese
- Cut the camembert cheese in half and place the bottom half into a a small oven proof dish
- Layer the bottom half of the cheese with chilli jelly, Rosemary, bacon, and cashew nuts
- Place the other half of the camembert cheese over the bottom half sealing the chilli jam in between
- Add additional cashew nuts over the top and pierce rosemary through the cheese before placing into the oven at 180°C for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is completely melted
- Served with bread
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Disclosure: Working in collaboration with Mama Ntsama’s for this recipe. The chilli jelly used was gifted to us for the purpose of this recipe.