Courtesy of boursin.com
Three different cheeses make a cheese plate, but a selection of five is ideal. Anything more than six may cause palate fatigue!
It’s traditional to offer one hard cheese, one blue cheese, one semi-hard cheese, one “stinky” cheese, one soft blooming rind, and one herbal cheese.
Cheese plates should be served at room temperature. This allows the complexity of each cheese’s flavor to open up.
A well-rounded cheese plate features cheese and cheese carriers with a variety of textures. Consider serving rice crackers, pumpernickel or rye toasts, or kale chips with your traditional baguette.
And...this is what I created. Voila!
The Garlic and Herb Boursin Gourmet Spreadable Cheese is the star of the show, and included in the party is sharp cheddar, jalapeno jack, colby/jack, muenster, and swiss. I included an assortment of different flavored and textured crackers to transport the lovelies. It was a major hit. The Boursin cheese has a nice smooth texture, not too dense but not too soft, and a fabulous flavor combo that gives you new sensations with each bite.
I was packing up the leftovers when I received inspiration. The texture of the Boursin cheese reminded me of a fine ricotta. I wondered if it could be used in a lasagna.
Guess what? It totally can.
I cooked the noodles and spread the Boursin cheese mixed with shredded colby/jack on them, then followed with the usual lasagna procedure of layering noodles, sauce and cheese. This was the only pic I managed to get before the whole pan was gone...it was that good. The herbed cheese added a nice extra bit of flavor.
So cheese platter or creative cooking, Boursin is something you should try. It's a great way to kick things up a notch.
I received free product from Smiley360 for testing and review purposes. My opinions and cheesiness are my own.
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