PARTNER POST – Be inspired to create beautiful cheese boards with Castello cheese. And what goes better with cheese than wine? Enter to win a trip for two to Napa, California.
Celebrate the abundance of spring produce with a beautiful cheese board featuring candied Meyer lemons and pickled ramps.
With the end of March coming to a close, spring has officially made its entrance. I love this time of year because of the abundance of vegetables and fruits, and what better way to eat all that fresh produce than by making a spring cheese board.
This cheese board features all of the best parts of spring: creamy and tangy cheese, pickled vegetables, candied meyer lemons (you must make these!), and grilled bread to scoop everything up with. I have two simple and quick recipes for the pickled ramps/green onions and candied meyer lemons which go perfectly with the cheese. While candied lemons may seem like an odd choice, I always love to include something sweet on my cheese board, and because I just can’t get enough of them right now, they turned out to be the best accompaniment. I chose two different kinds from one of my go-to cheese brands, Castello to feature on this board. I used a creamy Danish blue and a double creme white because I thought they paired best with my accoutrements, but Castello has a huge variety of crafted cheeses so pick whichever looks best to you – they’re all delicious!
And, if you’re going to make an epic cheese board, then you must include a good wine. I used a Zinfandel and Chardonnay from Folie a Deux which paired perfectly with the cheeses.
If you need a fun appetizer (or let’s be honest, dinner) this spring, then a cheese board featuring the best parts of the season is your answer.
Finally, and one of the parts I’m most excited about, if you want a chance to win a trip to Napa filled with wine and cheese, head over to Castello now to enter!
For another cheese board addition, try this spicy carrot chutney:Print
Taylor is a self-taught cook currently living in Charlotte, NC. Having grown up around a family of great cooks, Taylor has always had a passion for food, wine, and cocktails. She is a Mexican and Southern food enthusiast and has never met an avocado she hasn’t liked. You can find her on her blog, Perpetually Hungry.