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Boxing Day cheeseboard recommendations please

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MincePieDiet Mon 15-Dec-14 14:47:38

I need a cheeseboard to serve 8 along with cold meats , salads and leftovers. So far have got crackers, chilli jam and Christmas chutney. It's the cheese in struggling with- both quantity and type. Help please!

tassisssss Mon 15-Dec-14 16:13:30

For 8 I'd go with 4 large pieces. Personally I'd do a nice cheddar, a camembert or brie, an applewood smoked and a white stilton with cranberries.

buy expensive oatcakes and serve with grapes.

I finished my chilli jam last night which was spectacularly bad timing, must make some more!

youbethemummylion Mon 15-Dec-14 16:15:08

You need something blue, Stilton is good or St Agur. No idea on quantity as my family always go way over the top with cheese.

tassisssss Mon 15-Dec-14 16:16:48

Oh yeah stilton would be good in there too for sure.

brandyandcoke Mon 15-Dec-14 16:29:28

String cheddar, Camembert, Comte and Shropshire blue - a blue that everyone likes.

Anything with fruit in is going to be crap, sorry.

I would however serve with fruit.

FurryDogMother Mon 15-Dec-14 16:32:49

Yeah, String Cheddar, Velveeta, and Laughing Cow? Sorry, Brandy smile

brandyandcoke Mon 15-Dec-14 16:33:04

Strong cheddar, not string. Westcombe perhaps.

MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Mon 15-Dec-14 16:40:36

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MincePieDiet Mon 15-Dec-14 17:08:09

Not yet hovercraft. Can you suggest any that would be good.
Thanks for all these cheese suggestions- more welcome!

MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Mon 15-Dec-14 17:27:22

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WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 15-Dec-14 17:33:44

Tunworth (Camembert type cheese from Hampshire, very tangy)
Oxford Blue (creamier than Stilton and very tasty)
Cheddar - Davidstow 3 Year Reserve (purple pack from Sainsburys) - strong and crumbly with tiny salty crystals in it.

tassisssss Mon 15-Dec-14 18:56:49

Guess, it's a matter of taste. I adore chilli jam with cheese. I don't think it's really a much stronger taste than chutney.

TSSDNCOP Mon 15-Dec-14 20:08:07

I do: expensive cheddar, Brie, Roquefort and Gruyere

I'm having a thing about Ryvita thins: the cracked pepper is fab

Accompaniments: onion marmalade, celery, almonds and grapes

MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Tue 16-Dec-14 22:10:05

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