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A cheese board set out for South Asians. Clockwise from the top there's cubed feta cheese, puff pastry straws, baked brie, masala peanuts, rice crackers, cubed and sliced cheddar cheese, ritz crackers, papri crisps, grapes, and mango chutney.
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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.
Course Cheese Board
Cuisine American, Indian, Pakistani
Keyword Cheese Board, Cheese Plate, Cheese Platter, Indian Cheese Board, Pakistani Cheese Board
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

Cheeses

  • Brie Brie 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
  • Feta Cheese cubed

Breads and Crackers

  • Ritz Crackers
  • Rice Crackers
  • Puff Pastry Twists (or Cheese Straws)

Fruits and Condiments

  • Grapes
  • Mango Chutney I used a homemade raw mango chutney
  • Cherries

Savoury Nibbles for a Pakistani Indian Twist

  • Masala peanuts Fried peanuts with curry leaves and spices
  • Paapri
  • Chilli Chips
  • Papar (Papad / Papadum)

Instructions

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.