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IDDBA - PAIRING FROM THE CENTER STORE

Tuesday, May 18th at Noon ET

When customers create their own cheese boards most often you see that they go right to the produce department and grab some fruit.  We know that most fruits work well with cheese and offer a nice contrast to the cheese flavors.  When the Cheese Monger in a store creates a cheese board they are usually able to bring in products that are designed to be paired up with cheeses.  These specialty products are available in most cheese centered deli’s and not always available in every store.


What can we do when we don’t have a specialty cheese shop in our store or if they don’t carry these specialty items?  There’s the old school of using products from the center of the store.


Here’s some parings and that we can look at that you can find in most stores, even the smaller stores with a limited assortment of products.


Cheese

  • Dairy Section Cheeses

  • Deli service case cheeses


Spreads

  • Jams

  • Jellies

  • Preserves

  • Chutney’s


Breads & Crackers

  • Flatbreads

  • Crackers

  • Flavored Crackers

  • Breads


Condiments

  • Pickles

  • Olives

  • Mustards


Chocolate

  • Candy Bars

  • Milk Chocolate

  • Chocolate bars


Nuts

  • Mixed Nuts

  • Single flavor Nuts

  • Dried fruit


Meats

  • Sandwich Meats

  • Sausages

  • Hard Salumi


Produce

  • Fruit

  • Vegetables


Building the Cheeseboard

  • Savory – Simple

  • Savory – Meal

  • Sweet – Simple

  • Sweet – Dessert

  • Combination

  • Educational


From here we can create many different cheeseboards based on your entertaining or meal needs.