It’s that special time of year. A time of year where many families travel far and wide to come together to celebrate the festive season.
Food has often been central to that annual celebration and nothing fills me with more joy than sitting around the dinner table surrounded by loved ones on Christmas Day. So much thought and planning goes into this meal, it’s important to enjoy these preparations and (where possible) get the kids involved in helping out with the Christmas preparations . One of the fun ways we like to get the little (and big) ones involved on the day is assembling the cheeseboard.
Instead of just unwrapping cheese and popping them onto a plate or board with some crackers why not go one step further and design a fun festive symbol like a Christmas Tree. Using Dubliner Cheese, red and green grapes and herbs like Rosemary and Thyme, you can have great fun designing a Christmas Tree Cheese Board. Don’t forget to use some celery as the tree trunk!
This Dubliner Christmas Tree Cheese Board is a sure way to put a smile on everyone’s face at the end of the meal.
We used the Dubliner Cheese Gift Pack which went on sale at selected SuperValu stores around Ireland this week.
Priced at only €10, the Gift Pack includes a delicious selection of cheese including: Chilli Cheese; Vanilla Cheese; Vintage Cheese and Pepper Cheese. We’ve always loved Dubliner Vintage Cheese but we had never tried the other Dubliner Cheese before. We all loved the distinct flavour of the Pepper Cheese and the heat of the Chilli Cheese. The Vanilla Cheese had a lovely sweet and creamy texture which paired really well with the grapes on our Christmas Tree!
So many people focus all their attention on the Turkey and the Christmas Pudding however the Cheeseboard can really top off this important meal so why not give it the love and attention it deserves. Remember, for best results, take your Dubliner Cheese Christmas Tree out of the fridge an hour before serving as the cold restricts the flavours.
Do you have any fun ways to assemble your cheeseboard this Christmas?