Entertain with ease
Create a divine Kāpiti cheeseboard this summer with easy-to-find ingredients and hard-to-believe flavour
Aquick spin around the supermarket will provide all you need for a cracking, easy-to-assemble cheeseboard – the ideal option for effortless entertaining.
Whether you are at the beach, bach or hosting an at-home gathering, multi-awardwinning Kāpiti cheeses are tried and trusted heroes of the platter. Something white, something yellow and something blue is ideal, but the more the merrier. We chose Kāpiti Kikorangi Blue (a triple cream blue and a firm favourite), Kahikatea Camembert (soft and creamy with a delicate flavour) and Pakari Aged Cheddar (sharp and tangy with a crumbly texture).
Place the cheese first, allowing enough space for slicing, then add other elements in order of decreasing size.
Give guests a couple of cracker options. A plain variety and something nutty or seedy for texture and crunch.
Sweet and salty are a match made in heaven. A chunk of local honey teamed with Kāpiti Kikorangi, a handful of sweet berries with a wedge of Kahikatea Camembert, or break out that quince paste from the Christmas hamper and combine it with a crumbly slice of
Pakari Aged Cheddar.
Include a separate knife or spreader for each variety of cheese so the blue doesn’t compromise the camembert. Pre-cut a few slices of each cheese to let guests know they can dive right in.
All that remains to do is add a handful of nuts, a sliver or two of prosciutto, and any other nibbly bits you fancy, and you’ve just enough time to hit the playlist and pour some vino.
USE THE HANDY TEAR-OUT TEMPLATE TO GUIDE YOU AS YOU ARRANGE YOUR PLATTER’S COMPONENTS.