Polly Hawkes is a food stylist, food photographer, and recipe developer based out of Toronto. She is also the owner Polly & Co. Catering. Her work can be visited at @pollyandco.catering and @milkandmargolds on Instagram.
Putting together a cheese board can be a lot of fun! In preparation for this holiday season, Polly is sharing her tips for creating the perfect vegan cheeseboard! Check it out:
Begin by selecting 4-5 cheeses with the expectation to serve approximately 1 and 1/2 to 2 oz. of cheese per person.
Choose cheeses with a variety of flavours and textures. Fauxmagerie Zengarry offers many delicious varieties that will make your platters and charcuterie boards shine. A personal favourite is the Aged Cumin and the Cranberry & Pistachio Double Creme.
To style, keep some cheese wheels whole, while slicing, wedging and cutting other varieties into cubes so it’s easy for guests to enjoy.
To compliment the cheeses, add a variety of fresh and dried fruit, dips and/or preserves, nuts, crackers and fresh bread.
When plating the cheeses on your board, space varieties apart and fill the spaces in between with the other ingredients you are serving.
The WOW factor: Garnish your board with fresh automatic herbs like rosemary and thyme and food-safe flowers like roses, carnations or orchids.
To learn more about styling tips, visit www.milkandmarigolds.com