BLOGMAS: How to create a Pinterest-worthy Christmas cheeseboard…

With the Christmas season well and truly underway, and festive entertaining beginning the coming weeks in the lead up to Christmas – I thought now would be the perfect time to share some of my styling advice and tips for creating a Pinterest-worthy Christmas cheese board… I hope this post inspires you to try something new this festive season, and you have a jolly and merry time creating one of these delicious platters! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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#1: Pick a cheeseboard

It is important to pick a cheeseboard that will both fit everything on it (duh, I know) and also that makes the food ‘pop’ and look abundant. For example, if you’re making a smaller scale cheese board because you don’t want your guests to be full before Christmas lunch/dinner has begun; you want to choose a smaller cheese board so everything fits nicely and it still looks generous and full. πŸ™‚

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#2: Choose ingredients that are easy to eat

The last thing you want is for your guests to have trouble eating your wonderful platter! So think carefully about each ingredient – is it finger food friendly, does it need cutlery, does it need a plate/napkin, etc… it’s these little things that make all the difference, trust me! πŸ™‚

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#3: Start with the bigger elements

So, the cheeses, breadstick, crackers, and jars of jams and quinces – the main ingredients of your cheese board. This will make it easier to add in the smaller elements and make it look effortlessly styled as an end result! πŸ™‚

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#4: Layer the smaller elements

So now that your centre-pieces, so to speak, are in place, you can start adding in the finishing touches. Things like small fruits (by including both fresh and dried fruits, you add variety and more colour to your cheeseboard). Things like small bunches of grapes, rosettes of prosciutto, dried apricots, some chocolate, figs, a range of nuts, and olives…

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#5: Stand back & assess your work

Okay, so to be honest, this step isn’t a necessity, however, it’s a great ‘final check’ before guests arrive, just to make sure everything looks balanced and in its place. By stepping away from your masterpiece (because you’re an artist!), you can fully appreciate your hard work and it’ll probably also make your mouth water (a good sign!) πŸ™‚

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#6: Photograph

Because, as the saying goes – your camera eats before you, am I right?! But it’s totally okay, you’ve put lots of work into creating a fabulous and delicious cheeseboardΒ  (aka #goals in Insta-speak), that looks just like the lush and enticing photographs on Pinterest! You deserve to take a pic before guests arrive, because if it’s not on Instagram, did it really happen? πŸ™‚

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#7: Enjoy

Now it’s time to enjoy your delicious platter with friends and family! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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I hope you guys enjoyed today’s festive blog post on how to create your own festive cheese board and have found some inspiration for next time you’re entertaining.

If this post has inspired you to create your own cheese board, please feel free to tag me on Instagram @daisy_chain_daydreams on Instagram so I can see your creations! πŸ™‚

Daisy Chain Daydreams xxx

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