By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 30, 2019 at 5:01 PM

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 Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.