The Modern Cheeseboard
Pair your way to the perfect grazing platter
by Morgan McGlynn
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Pub Date 30 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 25 Aug 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, White Lion Publishing
Morgan McGlynn, resident cheese expert from Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, brings you this complete guide, filled with beautiful recipes to wow guests and delight the palate.
A how-to guide that breaks the cheeseboard down into its components— cheese, meat, accompaniments, garnish. - allowing you to create stunning spreads for any occasion.
- Brunch Board: Make the most important meal of the day a little more special with this mouthwatering selection of cheeses and accompaniments.
- Cosy Night In Board - Shelter in on cold winter evenings with a warming fondue for two as a centre piece, the ideal sharing board for the one you love with wine parings for each cheese.
- Halloween Cheeseboard - Full of cheesy treats, spooky crackers and scarily stinky cheeses, this is the perfect board for when the autumn nights start to draw in.
- Apres Ski Board - A rich collection of mountain cheeses perfect for enjoying in front of a cozy open fire.
- Ultimate Match-Day Board: Add some flavour to complement the big game with stuffed mini peppers, spicy guacamole and homemade blue cheese and chive sauce.
- Perfect Summer Picnic: This light and fresh selection is the ideal cheeseboard for the summer, and can be packed up and taken on walks, trips or days out.
- Festive Cheese Wreath - The perfect holiday centrepiece, ideally enjoyed with a Christmas Martini.
Most importantly, this book will teach you how to pair cheeses perfectly, from classic pairings to the unexpected. In addition to the easy-to-follow instructions and gorgeous inspiration, The Modern Cheeseboard also pairs drinks to match the boards, along with recipes for your own chutneys and jams.
With boards ranging from the everyday to the showstopper, alongside ideas for key occasions throughout the year and inspiration from around the World, this book is guaranteed to wow guests and have mouths watering.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 33 members
Most people have opinions on cheese. The very word elicits all sorts of reactions, mostly positive, and something many of us can happily extol for hours on end in words and in action. The Modern Cheeseboard is thoughtfully and carefully crafted by Morgan McGlynn, owner of a cheese shop and professional arranger of personalized boards for herself and for events, large and small. Oh, how lovely it would be to experience her shop in person!
Assembling cheese boards can seem daunting but McGlynn walks us through, step by step. Not only does she include the basics such as types of boards (size, material and shape do make a difference), tools, storage, how to cut cheese, what to pair with specific cheeses (love the pairing wheel!) but she includes 40 themed ideas (with recipes when applicable) from casual to rustic to elegant. If the mouthwatering photographs don't entice and inspire you, nothing will. My cheese boards will now look prettier with edible flowers and herbs and much better organized now that I have the blueprints and "cheat sheet".
Every single cheeseboard described greatly appeals to me but amongst those I will make first are the Mezze Platter, Baked Feta Board, Easter Board, A Festive Cheese Wreath, Great British Cheeseboard, Spanish Tapas Board, The Caprese Board, Every Day I'm Trufflin', Chocolate Cheese Heaven and From the Sea.
One of the most wonderful things about cheeseboards is the ability to customize them according to taste and food allergens. Anyone who loves cheese ought to seek out this gem. It is short but very sweet and will engage your mind and taste buds. Cheeseboards will definitely become more of a regular in my family from now on.
My sincere thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion and NetGalley for the joy of reading and learning from this stellar book.
Omg!!! This book made me drool from page one!!! I need to work my way through it! It’s packed full of pairings and boards that I’d never have thought to put together and now can’t wait to try! I will be buying a hard copy of this for sure to try and recreate some!
This book is stunning! The Modern Cheeseboard takes the somewhat daunting task of putting together a cheeseboard look effortless and beautiful. Each page is laid out with simple step by step instructions, proper quantities and suggested pairings along with gorgeous photos of each suggested board so you can follow along with suggested plating. With every page I felt inspired and thought of so many people who would love this book as a gift.
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