If I could compete for the title of Queen of Cheese, I’m pretty sure I’d win. Okay, I know that makes me sound a little full of myself, but I am literally known for my love of cheese. One of my best friends called me Cheddar throughout college because she had never seen anyone eat so much cheese and during one of Brett’s first encounters with my Nonna, she called me a rat “because she eats so much cheese”. Ridiculous.
I’ve honestly considered becoming a cheesemonger and who knows, maybe I will some day! I believe there’s a cheese board fit for every occasion and this is my take on one for the Fourth of July. Lucky me, there are thousands of white cheeses and red and blue jams to choose from.
Here’s my advice for this cheeseboard: crowd that board up and have fun putting it together! Go to the store and keep your eye out for anything red, white and blue that you think would go nicely on the board. I’ve included the specific types of cheeses, meats and jams I used below, but feel free to use your favorites. I will say, the blueberries and star-shaped cheese are both really nice fillers for the board, so I’d highly recommend using both.
Before I go, I’d also recommend taking your time to pick a variety of cheeses texture, taste and shape-wise. Feel free to ask the person in the cheese department at the grocery store. Most of the time, they know their cheeses and are happy to help.
Fourth of July Cheese Board
- Gouda cheese
- Goat cheese
- Fontina cheese
- White cheddar cheese (slices cut with star-shaped cookie cutter)
- Nutty cheese (parmesan or manchego)
- Blueberry preserves
Place all of the above on a board with cheese knives and enjoy!