63rd & 12th
by Keely Laughlin
A styled cheese board is a perfect entertaining hack to elevate your gathering! When I assemble a cheese board, I consider guest count first. The board pictured here with two cheeses and one meat is perfect for a group of five to snack on during cocktail hour.
My favorite cheese is Parmigiano-Reggiano, the salty hard cheese is a little bit expensive but so worth it. My favorite alternative to this is a Manchego. I love blue cheese, and so does my boyfriend Poole which is why I selected it for this board. But you can also choose a more mild soft cheese, like a Camembert, to appeal to more people. My go to meat is typically a Soppressata (pictured) or a prosciutto. Add-ons like pickles, whole grain mustard and pepper jelly make the board come to life. And of course, never scrimp on the baguette & crackers!
PS: My board is from the Joanna Gaines for Target line Hearth & Hand With Magnolia.