Cheese board tip

Ideas for a cheesy meal

If you’re a cheese-lover living in Cape Town, you must know of The Real Cheese shop in Observatory that sells South Africa’s best artisan cheeses. We went to taste a few of their 150 cheeses.

Owner Valerie Elder and assistant Claudette have great knowledge of the cheeses and can create everything from a wedding-cheese-cake to a yummy fondue or a cheese board to impress your friends.

Today, let’s talk cheese board:
"It’s nice to have a selection of at least six cheeses" says Valerie. Her platter-tip:

Cheeseboard
• Dalewood Fromage (a traditional Camembert)
• Swisslands Drakenberg (goats cheese)
• Pepper Kimilili (a farm Pecorino-style cheese)
• Cremalat Gorgonzola
• Green Sage (country cheese from Natal)
• Moxham Cheddar

"Eat cheese first for flavour, then play." says Valerie with a smile and lists what else is nice to add to a cheese board: nuts, cured meats, olives, biscuits and of course sweetness: fresh fruit, dried fruit and preserved fruit like figs, aubergines, watermelon, quince, Maketaan and Suurtjies.

And, why not, pair your cheeses with some wine you got fresh from the Winelands?

by Antonia Heil


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