Whatever you’re celebrating this winter, learn how to make a cheese platter for the holidays with Boursin cheese to impress your guests!
One of my favorite things to make when hosting guests for the holidays is a cheese platter.
Whether it’s a brunch or an evening gathering, a cheese platter is a perfect thing for to enjoy with an assortment of goodies to snack on.
I also love cheese platters for holiday parties because they’re an easier way to enjoy some great food while socializing that isn’t so formal as sitting down to dinner. You can sit if you like, or grab a plate stand while mingling with your guests.
I’ve teamed up with Boursin to create a festive and fun cheese platter for the holidays.
Boursin is one of my all-time favorite cheeses. It’ unique texture is both creamy and crumbly, and it goes perfectly with a freshly baked baguette. It also pairs great with fruits, olives, pickles, and nuts.
Here are my top tips on how to make a cheese platter for the holidays!
1. Go for textures
A great cheese platter is all about choosing your textures! This can of course vary depending on what you and your guests enjoy, but try going for a combination of creamy, firm, and soft cheese for your platter
2. Accessories your platter
Now that you’ve chosen your cheese, it’s time for the extra add-ons for your platter. I opt to add grapes, (mandatory in my books!) berries, nuts, dried fruit, and olives. Some other great options you can add are cornichon, cut up veggies, and an assortment of herbs.
3. Shop in season
Depending on where you live and the time of year, you may have different ingredients available to you. I always recommend to shop seasonally in order to source the freshest ingredients available! For a winter platter, opt to add some pomegranate, apples, or figs to your cheese platter.
4. Make more than one
Nothing is more annoying than having to reach over other people or sit and wait to grab some snacks off the cheese platter. Make more than one platter and place them on opposite ends of the table. This way, everyone can easily enjoy!
- Boursin cheese
- dried apricots
- fresh basil
- sliced baguette
- Arrange everything onto a large board. Place on the table and let your guests serve themselves!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Boursin. All views in the post are my own.