SIMPLE SAVORY CHEESE BOARD

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Did you watch the finale of the Bachelor? I can’t tell you how much I enjoy watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette, I don’t know if it should admit that, but I’m gonna keep it real. Knowing a small amount of what goes on behind the scenes of a reality show, it’s basically people watching from your couch and that is GOLDEN. That might make me sound horrible, but it’s true. Plus, these people are signing up to be on a tv show, they must have some idea of what’s to come. So Monday nights Matt and I get the kids to bed, pour a glass of wine, and usually snack through our weekday guilty pleasure. This past season, my girlfriend Amelia joined us and occasionally I can coax Phil into watching too.

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For Ben’s finale episode, I wasn’t feeling Sunday’s leftover chili, so I threw together a small plate with some of my favorite snacks that I always have on hand.

SAVORY CHEESE BOARD on EMILY ALDER | making a last minute cheese + charcuterie board with what you have on hand | www.EMILYALDER.com

SAVORY CHEESE BOARD on EMILY ALDER | making a last minute cheese + charcuterie board with what you have on hand | www.EMILYALDER.com

SAVORY CHEESE BOARD on EMILY ALDER | making a last minute cheese + charcuterie board with what you have on hand | www.EMILYALDER.com

Start with the cheese. Ninety percent of the time I always have an Irish cheddar, a wedge of port salut, a brie or triple cream, and a wedge of gorgonzola or blue cheese. #i’maheffer

I went with a few slices of port salut, a creamy, soft french cheese. That stuff is so bomb. It’s mild enough that it pairs well with anything, but can stand alone as well.

I paired the port salut with my favorite aged Columbus secchi salame (this is a good one too that I have used before), a few Cornichons, these delicious rosemary + sea salt crisps, and a bottle of Chateau de Campuget rosé. That rosé is something I usually have on hand as well, it’s a delicious ten dollar bottle of dry wine. Lots of strawberry and tart raspberry, you can’t really go wrong. The cornichons have the best bite and those crips are like crack. Good alone, even better with cheese. I picked all of this up, except the salame + cheese which we had at home, while browsing for a coffee table at World Market. Their food aisles are danger zones for me. I could spend a ridiculous amount of time looking through everything they have to offer. If you ask my husband, he will probably tell you that is exactly what I do.

It was a pretty delicious spread and watching Ben pick Lauren was pretty great, but when he announced Jojo as the next Bachelorette all of us were cheering. I know, such. a. guilty. pleasure.

 
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