How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Cheese

Tips from Adam Woolven, Head Chef at Island Grill.

How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Cheeseboard. Hello friends. Happy Wednesday.

So I am having some problems with my internet provider this week so I am re-publishing an old post has I do not have much data on my phone!!

Hopefully it will all be sorted by the end of the day!! Fingers crossed!!

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Mix It Up A Little Or A Lot.
  • Secondly, Get Fruity, Very Fruity.
  • Thirdly, Add Some Savoury Touches.
  • Fourthly, Matching Condiments For Variety.
  • Fifth, Make It Insta-Friendly.
How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Cheeseboard:

Photo credit Lindsay Moe of Unsplash.

How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Cheeseboard:

So have you ever wondered; How to Create an Instagram-worthy Cheeseboard?

Also, today I have a guest post from Adam Woolven, Head Chef at Island Grill sharing his Instagram tips.

How To Create An Instagram-worthy Cheeseboard:

There’s no doubt about it, Britain is a nation of cheese lovers. A cheeseboard never disappoints us Brits, but it’s even ‘feta’ when this party favourite looks ‘gouda’ enough for Instagram.

Adam Woolven, Head Chef at the eco-friendly Island Grill, created the 40-Mile Cheeseboard with four cheeses all sourced from within forty miles of the restaurant. Here Adam lends his tips on how to fashion a cheeseboard that looks as good as it tastes.

How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Cheeseboard.
Image credits: MichaelBrilot Pixabay

Mix It Up A Little Or A Lot:

Mix It Up A Little Or A Lot. Firstly, ensure your cheeseboard has a mixture of textures (soft, hard, and crumbly), strengths and sources, such as cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s cheese. Include at least one soft cheese and one blue cheese, but cheddar, stilton and brie are the go-to cheeses for a board. 80g per person should be enough for an after-dinner board and your cheeseboard should always be served at room temperature!

photo credits: Jacques2017 pixabay

Get Fruity, Very Fruity. Secondly, if you are looking to make your cheeseboard appealing to the eye, consider filling the board with a range of colours and shapes. Adding fresh and dried fruit to a cheeseboard is effortless but looks impressive, as well as adding a vibrant touch. In the spring and summer it is best to add cherries and berries; where in the winter you should go for dried apricots, fresh grapes and apples. Cooked apples pair particularly well with cheddar, brie and sheep’s milk cheese!

How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Cheeseboard
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Add Some Savoury Touches:

Add Some Savoury Touches. Thirdly, a solid cheeseboard should include a variety of savoury and salty items such as balsamic onions, olives and roasted nuts – walnuts paired with stilton makes for a classic combination. Other savoury accompaniments could be celery (a great palate cleanser between cheeses!), and of course some crackers, bread and breadsticks.

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Matching Condiments For Variety. Fourthly, it goes without saying that condiments should complement the cheese. While a drizzle of honey tends to go well over blue cheeses or goat’s cheese, for something a bit different, pair a strawberry black pepper jam with brie, which is less sweet than a traditional jam. Chutney tastes best with aged cheddar and quince paste can be spread onto crackers and eaten with Manchego cheese. Make sure you don’t forget the butter!

Make It Insta-Friendly. Last but not least, sprinkle some edible flowers, dried vine leaves or herb sprigs on the cheeseboard. As well as adding a rather elegant touch, they will create a fragrant aroma to the board when you serve it to your guests.

How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Cheeseboard

How To Create An Instagram-worthy Cheeseboard:

How To Create An Instagram-worthy Cheeseboard. So what do you think? Do you fancy making a tasty cheeseboard? Maybe for tea tonight?

Tips courtesy of Adam Woolven, Head Chef at Island Grill. Island Grill, Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.

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(Updated Post. First published here 21st February 2018).

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  1. ysnelda
    15 March 2020 / 02:26

    Hola !!!
    Bellas todas tus propuestas y preciosas fotos. Genial tu post, considerando que soy un ratón, porque me encanta el queso jeje 🙂

    Un abrazo.

  2. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    1 March 2020 / 21:50

    Perfect image, looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 10, open March 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed.

    • 28 March 2020 / 15:23

      Thanks for hopping over 🙂

  3. Nina
    28 February 2020 / 17:36

    Healthy treats are the best…

    • 28 February 2020 / 20:51

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Shauna
    20 February 2020 / 03:30

    Already saved this post 🙂 These pics look straight out of a magazine!


  5. Joanne
    19 February 2020 / 19:59

    These all look so tasty!

  6. mireille
    19 February 2020 / 15:49

    Those charcuterie boards look amazing! We sometimes like to make a light dinner of them.

    • 24 February 2020 / 11:37

      Thanks for joining us 🙂

  7. 19 February 2020 / 15:02

    Looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • 19 February 2020 / 21:27

      Thanks for joining us Patrick 🙂

  8. 19 February 2020 / 14:44

    That looks all to delicious! I’m getting hungry!

    • 19 February 2020 / 21:23

      Cheese is my downfall, Nancy.

  9. Katie Clooney
    19 February 2020 / 13:17

    Your cheeseboard is stunning! Magazine worthy. Thanks for hosting.

    • 19 February 2020 / 21:22

      Thanks for joining us 🙂

  10. Heather
    19 February 2020 / 13:08

    These all look so amazing and yummy!

    • 24 February 2020 / 11:35

      Thanks for stopping by Heather 🙂

  11. 19 February 2020 / 12:55

    Cheese is my downfall, my mouth is watering! Great tips.

    • 19 February 2020 / 21:17

      I love cheese too Gail 🙂

  12. Lafayne E
    19 February 2020 / 09:07

    Beautifully done!

    • 24 February 2020 / 11:34

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  13. 19 February 2020 / 08:17

    If only I were that creative! xx

    • 19 February 2020 / 21:13

      Thanks for joining us Laurie 🙂

  14. Rosie @EcoGites of Lenault
    2 March 2018 / 11:12

    Looks good but I am not sure the French would agree. A French cheeseboard only has cheese on it. And you eat your cheese between your main course and desert (not after) with some baguette (no butter) and maybe some green salad. C'est tout as the French say!! #Pocolo

  15. Morgan Prince
    2 March 2018 / 09:20

    I'm not a big cheese eater, the only cheese I'll eat that isn't cooked is Mozzarella! Great looking cheese board though Claire. :)Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  16. Amanda Stray
    1 March 2018 / 13:30

    Hi Claire! I found your page through Paula's No Rules Weekend Blog Party and now I am obsessed with this cheese board! My husband and I have become known in our family and circle of friends for always having a "fancy cheese selection" when we host dinners and get-togethers. These tips will take our cheese boards to the next level, thank you for sharing!

  17. Spectrum Mum
    26 February 2018 / 10:20

    Oh that’s looks amazing! Hubby and I love a cheese platter and I will definitely be pinning this! #POCOLO

  18. Miz Helen
    25 February 2018 / 21:53

    Great tips and ideas! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!Miz Helen

  19. Louisa
    24 February 2018 / 21:30

    These photos have got my mouth watering! I'm not sure I could leave the cheese on the board long enough to actually take photos though! #weekendbloghop

  20. Kim Carberry
    23 February 2018 / 13:22

    That looks so good…I spent many years with cheese causing me to have migraines so never ate any. It's only the last few years I have been trying different cheeses. I want a cheeseboard like that now. hehehe #PoCoLo

  21. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    23 February 2018 / 12:10

    Wow! That is one gorgous tray. Thanks for the tips. #PoCoLo

  22. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    21 February 2018 / 16:59

    Totally beautiful and Instagram worthy!