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Highlight of the festive season - Christmas Cheeseboard!

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MarjorySunshineDust Mon 04-Dec-17 15:31:06

What are you must haves for your Christmas cheeseboard? And what accompaniments do you like? It's one of my favourite parts of Christmas and I love choosing a good selection. Last year I was pregnant so planning on going all out this time!
Stilton is my absolute favourite, usually Cropsell Bishop.

PissedOffNeighbour Mon 04-Dec-17 15:35:11

Wensleydale and cranberry, Comte, Stilton, Brie !! Yum yum - best bit fgrin

MarjorySunshineDust Mon 04-Dec-17 15:48:48

Ooh I've never had Comte, it's going on my list!

Mrsmadevans Mon 04-Dec-17 15:50:07

Long Clawson (Blue Stilton) it is divine!

00100001 Mon 04-Dec-17 15:50:51

A proper old and aged cheddar so strong it makes your tongue tingle

PissedOffNeighbour Mon 04-Dec-17 16:44:32

Comte is delicious as is another similar fench soling cheese - Beaufort!

IHeartKingThistle Mon 04-Dec-17 16:47:05

Checking into the cheeseboard. I love a Camembert.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 04-Dec-17 16:47:35

(And it's the best cheese for getting a bear out of the forest).

Get it?

SaigonSaigon Mon 04-Dec-17 16:48:27


PissedOffNeighbour Mon 04-Dec-17 16:52:33

* alpine

CakeNinja Mon 04-Dec-17 16:52:44

Black bomber is a really nice tangy strong cheddar. I can't remember what we usually get, dp does the festive food shop, but always some rocamadour, a french goats cheese that's divine. Its all left out at room temperature for a few hours and served up with pickled onions, normal and spicy, various chutneys and pickles, both crackers and biscuits and then grapes and apple for the weirdos grin
Bloody love a good cheeseboard.

Mugshotzforlunch Mon 04-Dec-17 16:55:31

Wensleydale and cranberry, applewood smoked, really good strong cheddar.
Don't like soggy cheeses (brie etc or blue cheeses. ..yuk)

Madbengalmum Mon 04-Dec-17 16:56:34

A Lancashire bomb, far superior to any other strong cheddars, when you can get it.
Epoisses, Vignotte, Brie de meaux, colston basset stilton. Done

ThatsMySantaHisBeardIsSoFluffy Mon 04-Dec-17 17:22:24

Blacksticks blue is lovely. I also love a strong cheddar. Applewood smoked as well. Plus a crumbly Lancs.

I just love cheese. We have LOADS coming from various places and I can't wait. 🧀🧀🧀

wendz86 Mon 04-Dec-17 17:46:14

Wensleydale and cranberry , extra mature cheddar and that round one with pineapple in it

User5trillion Mon 04-Dec-17 17:52:29

Love a festive cheese board, must also contain the extra spicy mexicana cheese, so spicy it melts taste buds. Ummm. I can never remember if I like chutney or pickle and invariably buy the wrong one but I like the sharp one not sweet one. It has to be cream crackers, cheese thins and the hovis digestive biscuits.
Then a good cheddar but not a crumbly one, a smoked cheddar and possibly a camembert.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 04-Dec-17 17:54:56

Vallage, Black Bomber, Boursin, stilton or blacksticks blue, gouda. Yum. I also like the brie with mushrooms and truffle from Waitrose.

Chrisinthemorning Mon 04-Dec-17 17:58:35

Mature cheddar like black bomber, Yorkshire Blue, a goat’s cheese, a smoked hard cheese, a Wensleydale and a really stinky soft cheese.
We will probably head to Aldi and Keelham farm shop for a lovely selection.

OwlKiss Mon 04-Dec-17 19:08:15

A really good mature farmhouse cheddar, a camembert (La Rustique), Harrogate Blue, and a soft goat's cheese (Rosary) are the ones that I particularly like. A box of Jacobs or Carrs mixed crackers, a few grapes, and a nice range of different chutneys and pickles - definitely including pickled silverskin onions and piccallili as a Christmas tradition.
Then, to please some of the younger family members, and those who prefer something less tasty strong, I will get some flavoured Wensleydale and red leicester that I saw in the farm shop the other day - they had them in wax wrapping shaped like reindeer and gingerbread men.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 04-Dec-17 19:14:42

Montagnolo Affine - just discovered it in the local farm shop - it’s heavenly! And vegetarian smile

Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Mon 04-Dec-17 19:45:52

Black cheddar (coloured with charcoal)
Amber Mist (whisky flavoured)
BIG cheese fan! Both of these are delicious/bit different.

TeddyIsaHe Mon 04-Dec-17 19:53:57

Brie de meaux so ripe it is basically a puddle on the cheeseboard. I buy myself a wedge so I don’t have to share (greedy)

Glumglowworm Mon 04-Dec-17 20:15:44

Stilton, Brie, Lancashire, possibly Shropshire blue if I can find it

I’m thinking of having cheese and crackers for Christmas Eve dinner, I’ll appreciate it more then than after a big roast dinner, and it’s just me so a) I can please myself and b) I have a lot of cheese to eat!

twobambinos Mon 04-Dec-17 20:43:37

Wesley Dale and cranberry, fresh honeycomb, rosemary crackers.and that's all I've decided so far. Not mad about Stilton or brie. I will do some very strong cheddar smoked maybe.

palmfronds Mon 04-Dec-17 20:47:12

Colston Bassett Stilton, Lincolnshire Poacher, Somerset Brie and Rollright (semi-soft brine washed) are some of my favourites. God I can't wait! With homemade chutney, a chunky sourdough slice, apples and Jersey butter. Mmm.

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