Summer is the time for picnics, parties and impromptu backyard gatherings. And nothing is easier to pull together than a beautiful display of Wisconsin cheeses, charcuterie and accompaniments.
If 2019 has shown us anything, it’s also that a beautiful cheeseboard can win you views, compliments and followers on Instagram. Look no further than hashtags like #cheese #cheeseplate and #cheeseboard and you’ll see what we mean.
But – at least until 11: 59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 – your gorgeous cheeseboard could also score you a delicious collection of cheeses from Roth Cheese.
All you need to do is post a photograph of your most delicious looking cheeseboard on Instagram with the hashtag #20CheeseBoard
Wondering where to start? Here are some tips from Emmi Roth Senior PR and Digital Marketing Manager Abby Despins.
"Creating a beautiful cheeseboard doesn’t have to be expensive," notes Despins. "Our top tips: Choose in-season produce for an inexpensive pop of color; shop for accompaniments in the bulk section so you only purchase what you need; and don’t forget to check out your pantry for accompaniments you might already have on hand to pair with delicious, local cheese."
That might include jams, jellies, pickles, olives, nuts, dried fruit or anything that tastes great with cheese. The beauty of the cheeseboard is that each one is as unique as the person that creates it.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.