I’d like to serve a cheese board at a din­ner party I’m plan­ning but I don’t know how many or what types of cheese to buy. What would you sug­gest?

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The most pop­u­lar thing to do is to of­fer two hard or semi-hard cheeses, such as Gruyère and hal­loumi; two soft cheeses, such as brie and feta, one blue cheese and one goat cheese.

Add plenty of dried fruit, berries, grapes, nuts, crack­ers, olives and breads rolls to the board. Th­ese not only look pretty but com­ple­ment the cheeses as well.

Of course, if you want to take the ex­pe­ri­ence to the next level, visit farm mar­kets, gourmet shops or or­ganic shops and ask for ar­ti­san cheese. Th­ese cheeses will make your plat­ter unique and they are a def­i­nite talk­ing point. ● Do you have a ques­tion for Sil­vena? Email her at Fri­day@gulfnews.com. Please write ‘Do­mes­tic Diva’ in the sub­ject line of your email.

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