For a board
Acheeseboard is a great option for low-carb entertaining, as long as you don’t have a problem with dairy. Plus, the right cheeses also pack a good nutritional punch, as they contain both fat and protein. Go for quality cheeses without too many added flavours and choose ones that are high in fat but fairly low in carbs. It’s best to get your cheese from local artisan producers and farms, as they will use quality ingredients – like grass-fed dairy. Their cheese will probably taste better too!
Have a mixture of hard and soft cheeses and take them out of the fridge about two hours before serving to improve their taste and texture. Serve with banting crackers, seasonal berries and a garnish of herbs, and add olives and pickles if you want to balance the richness. Nuts in their shells, such as walnuts, also complement cheese well.
Don’t overdo the additions, however. It’s really best to keep your cheeseboard simple and focus on taste, and let the cheeses speak for themselves!
GOOD LCHF CHEESE CHOICES
Hard cheeses: Mature cheddar, gruyère, manchego, boerenkaas with cumin, pecorino, parmesan Soft cheeses: Cream cheese, brie, camembert, taleggio, blue cheese/gorgonzola/stilton, goat’s cheese