So, normally cheese boards are made for when you have guests or perhaps a simple date night. In my house, cheese boards are a pretty regular occurrence. We love a good cheese board and will sometimes opt for a nice cheese board over dinner. My daughter will even request a cheese board dinner or picnic lunch.
Making cheese boards as often as I do, I like to try and mix them up as much as possible—experimenting with cheese and other accompaniments. One of our favorite cheese boards to make is this wanderlust cheese board. I take inspiration from items across the globe, all of which can be found at ShopRite Supermarkets under their ShopRite Trading Company line of products.
The ShopRite Trading Company is an affordable line of products imported from across the globe. You can find a number of high-quality products, including ShopRite Trading Company Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy , Marinated Quartered Artichoke Hearts from Peru, Kalamata Olive from Greece, and even Smoked Salmon from Norway. I used these products as the inspiration and heart of this wanderlust cheese board.
The products hit several different countries in one fell swoop. All that is next is to find a few of your favorite cheeses from different areas and any other favorite add-ons which you can mix and match to your personal tastes. I even added a touch of local with the honeycomb and honey which was from a local beekeeper only a few miles away. It’s actually fun looking for items in other areas to include.
I added a roasted beet hummus that I made myself which uses one ShopRite Trading Company (STC) products: the Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s a beautifully vibrant addition to the board and is perfect for building up a cracker with a few different toppings.
So, whether this is for a crowd of guests or an easy way to do dinner, a wanderlust cheese board like this is sure to be a big hit.
- 6 oz soft cheese (I used brie, but a soft havarti would also be nice)
- 6 oz crumbly cheese (blue cheese, feta, etc)
- 6 oz hard cheese (cheddar is a universal favorite)
- 4 oz ShopRite Trading Company Smoked Salmon
- 4 oz Prosciutto
- 1 honeycomb, and honey
- 1 bunch grapes
- 3 oz ShopRite Trading Company Kalamata olives
- 3 oz ShopRite Trading Company Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- 1.5 oz pistachios
- Fresh berries
- Variety of crackers
- 3 oz roasted beet hummus
- ½ oz ShopRite Trading Company Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Arrange all the ingredients on a cheese board. Add the hummus to a small bowl or plate before adding to the board and drizzle with the oil.