A free form Anything-Goes Breakfast Cheese Board recipe designed to outline what a breakfast cheese board could look like in your house. Take the recipe as a basic guideline and experiment with ingredients you have on hand!
Today I am bringing you a beyond simple recipe for an ‘Anything-Goes Breakfast Cheese Board’. As you can probably tell, it’s cookbook season! I was going to hold off on sharing another cookbook recipe for a few weeks but this one just fit so well into Mother’s Day that I really wanted to share it with you before Sunday in hopes you might make a board of your own for your special lady.
My mother actually came down this past weekend (since this coming weekend is graduation at Indiana University which makes it pretty much impossible to do anything in Bloomington with the influx of tens of thousands of parents that flock into town) and helped me with my garden. I’m super pumped about the garden this year because Wyatt built some really nice looking raised beds and we are going to focus on less (just tomatoes and herbs) but give those fewer things more attention. I’ll make sure to post process pictures over on instagram as the season progresses!
Okay, so this breakfast board. It’s probably my favorite thing I’ve made in a long time. I’m not into big meals and prefer to eat a little of this or that which is exactly what this boards gets you to do. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover jams, bread, crackers, herbs, cheeses, and fruit (clean out that fridge) and make a whole meal out of them! Just make sure you have a few hard boiled eggs (to keep with the breakfast theme) and a variety of cheeses and the rest can totally be made up of whatever you prefer!
This recipe is adapted from Leela Cyd’s newest book, Food with Friends. It’s a dazzling piece of work with so many inspiring recipes that will get you excited about hosting again. I personally am always looking for an excuse to host more often and this book was just the inspiration I needed. It’s filled with not only show stopping recipes to delight guests but also tips on how to set a stylish table.
Anything-Goes Breakfast Cheese Board recipe below:
- 1 baguette , sliced
- 1 cup crackers or breaadsticks
- 1 semihard salty cheese (ex: Gruyere, Comte, etc), cut into 8 large spears 1/4 inch thick
- 4 large slices of your favorite cheddar cheese
- 1 soft cheese (ex. goat, brie, cream cheese, etc)
- 1/2 cup pitted green olives
- 2 types of jams (I used raspberry and peach), 2 Tablespoons each
- 2 large hard boiled eggs
- 1/4 cup granola
- 1/4 cup seasonal fruit
- Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt
- Microgreens , herbs, or edible flowers, for garnish
Pick out your two prettiest cheese boards, platters, or cutting boards.
Divide the bread and cheeses between the platters.
Place jams, olives, and granola into little bowls or shot glasses and arrange on boards.
Nestle the eggs and fruit anywhere on the platter that looks pretty and appetizing.
Finish with sprinkling edible flowers, microgreens, or herbs into any open areas on the board.
Serve right away with butter knives and napkins.
Styling & photography notes: Cheese board: Target / Small mushroom color fluted bowls: Kate Lewis Made / Small speckles bowl and salt dish: Marite Acosta / Photos shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and edited with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.
*DISCLAIMER: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.33