How to build a perfect charcuterie board


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Charcuterie boards have become a social media phenomenon. After all, who doesn’t love a good spread of meats and cheeses? Stonetown Cheese has the tips you need to know to create a board that is equally beautiful and delicious.

Choosing a Foundation

Traditional charcuterie boards, whether beautiful wood grain or marble, are nice but not essential. A simple platter, plate, cutting board or even a roll of brown paper can make the perfect base. Once you start laying out your cheeses, meats, and fruit, you won’t see much of the board anyway! Just make sure that your base is easy to move if needed.

Select your cheeses

Stonetown’s Wildwood cheese has an impressive tangy flavour and an appealingly rustic appearance that pairs perfectly with pears, cranberries, and pistachios. For a full-bodied, nutty flavour, pair the Stonetown Grand Trunk with apples, pecans, or prosciutto.
Indulge your senses with the rich and creamy Farmstead Fontina, an exquisite buttery flavour that is perfect on top of toasted sourdough bread, or melted in grilled cheese sandwiches.

Include cured meats

You can’t go wrong with salami, prosciutto, and sausage. In fact, the best platters have a little bit of everything. If you don’t eat meat, trade them in for olives, crackers or even in-season veggies!

Add something sweet

Where there’s salty, there must be sweet. When selecting fruits for your board, make sure to choose some colourful options. Incorporate fruit that is in-season and easy to grab. Grapes, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all great options to consider.

Photo © Courtesy of Stonetown Cheese

About Stonetown Cheese

It was always our dream to produce delicious, high-quality cheese reminiscent of the renowned Swiss Mountains. In 1996, we immigrated to Canada, with our three children in tow, to start our own dairy farm in St. Marys, Ontario.

With a profound commitment to creating cheese of the highest quality, our humble dream became a reality. Our cheese is handcrafted alpine-style cheese made with fresh whole cow’s milk from our family farm. To ensure our cheese is pure, natural and of the highest quality and taste, the milk we use is unpasteurized and additive-free.

Our commitment to producing high-quality cheese is best reflected in the care we give to our Holstein cows. They live in a clean and comfortable free-stall barn, sleep year-round on beach sand, and enjoy feed of the best quality.

Life is great. Cheese makes it better. Shop Stonetown Cheese at Sobeys, Metro, Longos, and specialty food stores, or online at

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