My Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard

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Just before Christmas, LM and I had a party. We invited everyone we love and opened our house from 12 – 12 (what were we thinking)… and in our carefully worded invitation (with many E17 references – an opportunity not to be be missed) we promised mince pies, mulled wine, much communal singing and cheese.

Lots of cheese.

A Christmas party is not a Christmas party without a stonking (stinking) cheese board. And I was determined to create the ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS CHEESEBOARD, complete with every condiment and chutney you could hope for.  And luckily for me, I live round the corner from  Froth & Rind – experts in cheese, toasties, coffee, craft beer and vintage furniture pop-ups.

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Froth & Rind, Walthamstow Village

I called them up and we chatted on the phone, discussed the merits of goat versus sheep, oozy versus hard, and they even sent me pictures on Twitter to help me make my decisions…

Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard

Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard

FYI I spotted the kuala immediately.

Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard

After much back and forth and umming and ahhing (on my part) I made my final selections and the result was an Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard that I was extremely proud of… and one that got completely demolished at the party – a jolly good sign, I thought.

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My Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard

My Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard

Colston Bassett Stilton
Cave Aged Cheddar
Carboncino
Langres
Vacherin Mont d’Or
Petit Valencay
Cornish Yarg

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Langres

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We had lots of different types of cheese crackers and biscuits – some very light and plain, (Carr’s Water Biscuits) and some more flavourful, dense and textured…

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Tracklements Sticky Fig Relish

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Tracklements Apricot and Ginger Chutney

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Cornish Yarg

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Tracklements Green Tomato Chutney

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Tracklements Fresh Chilli Jam

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Cave Aged Cheddar

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Tracklements Quince Fruit Cheese

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Colston Bassett Stilton

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Vacherin Mont d’Or – a big dipping cheese. This oozed like nothing I’ve ever seen – you could literally eat it with a spoon. Which is exactly what I did.

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Petit Valencay

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Tracklements Damson Fruit Cheese

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Tracklements Original Onion Marmalade

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And a cheeseboard isn’t complete without some plump, glistening grapes to accompany each bite

Froth & Rind are a bit of an institution here in Walthamstow, and if you are a cheese lover and live out of town, you should definitely make the pilgrimage.

They’ll curate you a cheese board, pop together a hamper for you, or if you have the time, do settle in for one of their famous cheese toasties, which are nothing short of outstanding.

I may have had one yesterday…

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Taken from my insta stories yesterday.

Thank you to Froth and Rind for all your help in pulling together my Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard – everyone, including me, absolutely loved it.

Froth and Rind
37 Orford Road
Walthamstow,
E17 9NL

All chutneys, fruit cheeses and jams are from the lovely Tracklements.


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12 thoughts on “My Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard

  1. Blue cheese and fig toastie ohhh my goodness. This was torture to read, I want all the cheeses now! We bought a Vacherin Mont D’Or to take to a NYE dinner party but we didn’t make it to the cheese course after all the other food and there wasn’t room in their fridge so, you know, we HAD to bring it home… I have never been happier! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  2. What a cheeseboard! We are rather jealous. Cheese is probably one of the foods I miss most. You can get it in Thailand but it costs a small fortune!! What I would give for a chessboard like that and accompanied by the sticky fig relish!

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