How to Build a Cheese Board to Enhance Your Wine

There are so many great pairs in the world of food, but cheese and wine is the best of all to a foodie! Anyone can learn how to build a cheese board, but knowing how to pair each element with your favorite wine is an art. Today, we explore the options that go beautifully with a toasty oak Chardonnay.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese board
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 102kcal
Author Erica


  • Chardonnay
  • Blue Cheese or Stilton
  • Manchego
  • Camembert or Triple Creme Brie
  • Gouda or Gruyere
  • Young Cheddar
  • Prosciutto
  • Dry Salami Pinot Grigio
  • Mini Gherkins
  • Fruits apple, pear, mango, dried figs
  • Nuts cashews, walnuts, almonds
  • Spreads fig jam, hummus
  • Herbs basil, rosemary
  • Condiments sea salt, cracked black pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar
  • Crackers & Bruschetta slices


  • Arrange the cheeses on the board first, since they are the star. Blue and brie should be served as is. Slice your Manchego into triangles, or provide a cheese knife for on-demand cuts. Gruyere and cheddar should be sliced into cubes or rectangles. Arrange the remaining elements around the cheese in an aesthetic fashion. Serve the board alongside a nice Chardonnay.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g