Got New Year’s Eve plans? Maybe you have a huge gathering planned or maybe just a quiet night in, but either way…it calls for a cheese tray!
Cheese trays beg to be gathered around and enjoyed. I am not a professional by any means, but I have really enjoyed making them the last few weeks. I’ll be honest though…if you want the fanciest tray with artisan cheese made right on the farm, go visit my friends at Redhead Creamery.
However, if you want to throw together a tray on your own for New Year’s Eve, follow along.
Grab a cutting board or two. The one on the left is an old wedding gift, and the one of the right is one I was given as a gift for giving a farm tour. Place a bowl or two on it, and then start with the cheese. Arrange it nicely and then add some crackers here and there. Meats (I think the fancy term is charcuterie) are a nice addition too. Add something fresh like fruit or nuts in small groups to fill in spaces. Just have fun!
I hope you have a fantastic New Year’s Eve. My most memorable one ever was 2000 — I hung out with a good college friend in her hometown of Lake Henry, Minnesota. We spent the evening partying with dairy farmers and everybody stayed up until it was time to milk cows at 4:30 a.m. That was crazy. I wouldn’t recommend doing that and can’t say that I plan to stay up that long partying ever again. If I did, I would definitely forget to bring my cheese tray home with me.