This sweet and salty cheese board is sponsored by Emerald® Nuts. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
You need a sweet and salty cheese board in your life, and here’s why.
It has everything you could ever want in a snack:
- Four kinds of cheese
- Emerald® Glazed Walnuts
- Emerald® Glazed Pecans
You probably already know that sugar and salt are a match made in heaven. I hardly ever make a dessert without adding a bit of salt to the top.
A sweet and salty cheese board covers all the cravings. It was inspired by these Emerald glazed nuts which are both sweet AND salty!
These aren’t your ordinary nuts; they’re sweet, crunchy, gluten-free, and pretty exciting to come across in a snack spread like this. I used both the Glazed Walnuts and Glazed Pecans for an even more flavorful combination.
Serve your cheese board at a family gathering, holiday, or as a fun picnic lunch for family or friends. You can mix and match ingredients you have on hand, but here are a few basic rules to follow for the perfect cheese board.
When choosing cheese for a cheese board, I recommend choosing one aged cheese such as cheddar, one soft cheese such as goat cheese or brie, one strong cheese like blue or gorgonzola, and maybe one or two wild card cheeses that just look delicious! I went with locally made cheese, which is one of the many benefits of living in Wisconsin.
For the sweet side of the board, I love a combination of glazed walnuts and pecans, fresh and dried fruit, and good quality chocolate and jam. Most of these can be scattered around the cheeses to catch the eye when someone’s going in for a slice.
Finally, my salty choices for this cheese board included popcorn, pretzels, crackers, olives, and of course those delicious glazed walnuts and pecans! Most of these can be scattered around as well.
You’ll definitely want to choose a large board for all this food, or you could do several smaller boards. For example, you could have a bread basket with baguette slices and a variety of crackers; then a board for your cheeses and fruits; and another board and/or bowls for things like popcorn, pretzels, glazed nuts, jam, and olives.
This is easily the tastiest cheese board I’ve made to date, and I will definitely be pulling this out for entertaining and picnics all summer long. Is there anything you would add to this board? Let me know in the comments!
Sweet and Salty Cheese Board
- 4-5 cheeses, try to choose at least one each of aged, soft, firm, and blue
- Emerald Glazed Walnuts
- Emerald Glazed Pecans
- Good quality jam
- Assorted fruit such as grapes and blackberries
- Assorted crackers and bread
- Raw honey and/or honeycomb
- Good quality chocolate
- Arrange the cheeses on a large serving platter. Arrange bowls of glazed nuts, popcorn, jam, olives, and honey. Scatter remaining ingredients around the board.