It literally doesn't matter what you put on your cheese board as long as you avoid deli slices of American cheese. I think that would be really unimpressive. ;) I am pleased that my first cheese board attempt turned out well. Here's what I included:
Cabra al Vino
1,000 day Gouda
Green apple slices
Walnuts + almonds
Spicy brown mustard
We also had water crackers and bread slices, but there wasn't room on my cheese board to fit them in! Overall, it was a relatively light group. The 1,000 day Gouda was my favorite by far and was also the strongest. I was unimpressed with the Cabra al Vino/Manchego/Iberico trio. They came in a sampler package together from Trader Joe's but all tasted like swiss to us.
On my next go-round I'll be including something from the blue cheese family and will maybe hunt down Brandon's favorite dragon cheese. You could easily sub green apple slices for pear slices and fig jam for honey or another type of jam. So many opportunities to create new combinations!
Have you assembled a cheese board before? What should I include on my next one?