A dinner party wouldn’t be complete without a few appetizers laying around for your guests to nibble on. Your easiest bet is to put together a diverse, yummy cheese board that will not only satisfy everyone’s taste buds, but will also give you more time to socialize with your friends, instead of keeping you in the kitchen.
Stumped about what to include on your cheese board? Here are some quick tips:
Have a variety of soft & hard cheeses
Include goat’s, sheep’s, and cow’s milk cheeses
Lay out a few American-made Cutlery cheese knives that you can use with any variety of cheese. No one will wonder “which cheese knife do I use for which cheese?”
Arrange slices of a yummy baguette on the side
Add a few more accoutrements such as fresh or dried fruits, quince paste, nuts, cured meats, olives, etc.
A typical assumption is that the women of the family are always in the kitchen preparing the family’s meals. But WHAT IF… the MEN made the meal this time? Today is National Men Make Dinner Day, which is the perfect day for the men in our lives to practice their culinary skills.
No guys, you’re not allowed to cheat and make instant ramen, or, even sadder, just a bowl of cereal. Your family wants a little more effort than that.
So here is a little help for cooking your best meal with American-made cutlery, whether it’s a meal for one or for 20:
PLAN your menu (Pick your main dish, then choose a side and dessert that complement it)
SHOP for ingredients- choose fresh, quality ingredients. If you can’t find what you need, then maybe alter your menu
Mise en place, or “everything in its place”. This means set-up, organize, and chop your ingredients. The American-made cutlery that you’ll need:
Okay, so usually mold on food is seen as bad, right? Well, not in the land of cheese it isn’t!
Moldy cheese has a bad reputation among some, and is strongly adored by others. It is actually a key component in making these types of cheeses:
Blue cheeses: Roquefort, Gorgonzola, Stilton, etc
Soft-ripened cheeses: Brie, Camembert, Humboldt Fog, and St. André
Personally, I don’t mind a little bit of mold on my cheese- blue cheese is a great addition to lunch salads, and the super-creamy texture of St. André is to-die-for (trust me). American-Made Cutlery has the best cheese knife out there:
After months of being forced to stay at home during this quarantine, I bet you’re pretty sick of cooking everyday, right?
A simple go-to meal that anyone with zero cooking ability can make: a cheese platter.
It’s as simple as:
-finding a few of your favorite cheeses at the store (soft, hard, stinky, creamy- whatever you like!)
-crackers, focaccia, baguette, etc
-nuts, olives, dried fruits
Plus anything else you want to add! Make it your own, and don’t forget to get out your American-Made Cutlery cheese knife to serve it!