Laying out a cheese board depends on your preferences and your personality. Trust Happy Ongpauco-Tiu on this.
The restaurateur extraordinaire handles 14 different food establishments including Pamana, Tsokolateria, and Le’Chon. Her love for food and dining sprouted from her family’s heritage and started for her at a young age.
According to Ongpauco-Tiu, a cheese board is all about knowing the elements of contrast and complement. Salty meats go with sweet fruits. Tangy cheeses hold up well with delicious crackers. Nuts and other snacks like pretzels are always welcome for texture.
Honey, jams, and dips are important as well. Ongpauco-Tiu says all of these can be mixed and matched in accordance to your taste. Don’t be afraid to go to your local deli and look at the selection in your favorite supermarket. Have a cheeseboard ready for any occasion and maybe even to match the guests you are expecting. Another thing: it’s not a bad idea to have pre-cut and pre-selected cheese board elements in your fridge, ready to laid out when you have surprise company.