Cheese Board for South Asians (Cheese Board with a Pakistani Indian Twist)
How to create a cheese board for South Asians, with ideas on how to add a Pakistani Indian twist to your Cheese Board. The list is a basic guide on creating a cheese board - feel free to add or subtract with the things that you like, and have around the house.
BrieBrie can be served on its own, or baked. I prefer to add Baked Brie with garlic and red chilli flakes
Sharp Aged Cheddar sliced, or cubed
Breads and Crackers
Puff Pastry Twists (or Cheese Straws)
Fruits and Condiments
Mango Chutney I used a homemade raw mango chutney
Savoury Nibbles for a Pakistani Indian Twist
Masala peanutsFried peanuts with curry leaves and spices
Papar (Papad / Papadum)
Prepare the Ingredients
Take out all the ingredients that you plan to add to your cheese board - cheese, crackers, biscuits, fruits and etc.
The cheese needs to be taken out at least 30 minutes before serving - read packet instructions for specific timelines.
Wash and dry the fruits.
Set out the board and bowls
Depending on the number of ingredients that you are going to add to the cheese board, decide on the board as well as bowls. Bowls can be used for stuff like dips, and condiments, and also fruits and chutneys.
Make your cheese board
Start with setting out the big items as well as the bowls in the cheese board - cheeses, bowls for condiments, fruits, and dips.
Fill in the empty space with with the crackers, bread and toast along with fruits like grapes.
Fill in the bowls with the condiments, dips and similar elements. Also fill in any empty spaces with additional crackers, and nuts.
Add labels, crockery and cutlery
Finish off the cheese board by adding labels, along with cutlery and crockery for the guests to make their own plates.