1. Don’t muddle the tastebuds
When creating your cheese board, choose five or six varieties, but no more than eight. Too many will muddle your tastebuds.
2. Serve at room temperature
Cheese should always be served at room temperature so the flavours can be enjoyed at their ripest and best. It should be brought out of the fridge 30 minutes before you serve it.
3. Ideal accompaniments
Fresh figs, celery, grapes and raisins are all ideal accompaniments. Crackers should always be served.
4. Storing blue cheese
Any blue cheese should be stored separately so its pungency doesn’t affect the taste of other cheeses.
5. Keep it fresh
To keep cheese fresher for longer, wrap it in greaseproof paper. To help prevent it drying out, store it in a Tupperware box with a dampened cloth and a couple of sugar cubes.