If you are hosting a dinner party, one of the best ways to finish it off is by having a cheese board ideas photo. You can't just stick any old cheese on there though as that shows no thought. Think of it as a perfect time to get your guests to try something new, and take the opportunity to put together an amazing cheese board.


There are a few ways of putting your cheese board ideas photo together but they all involve selecting some sort of common theme.


The theme for your board can be anything from milk type to the style of cheese or the region it comes from. You could also select on the basis of the accompaniment such as cheeses that go with Merlot or put together a purely organic selection.


Think about what the rest of your meal is going to be and you may find that drives you towards you theme. For example, if you are having antipasti and an Italian main and desert, it probably makes sense to continue your Italian theme through to your cheese board.


If you have no obvious theme yet and you really want to make a statement, why not try a smelly cheese board? Cheeses such as Stinking Bishop are pretty pungent but they taste great. Your cheese selection will be the talk of the table.


There are of course other ways to be outstanding. A different way of presenting your board is to include a hot cheese selection which will give the cheeses different properties from if they are left cold. The cheeses will melt nicely and your board will be that bit different from everyone else's normal room temperature offerings. Remember to keep the cheeses separate though so that they can be tasted individually.


Whatever you do, a bold selection of cheeses is best. You can't just cater to the most delicate palette because your board will have no impact. Also, try to avoid the obvious cheeses so that your guests won't be able to simple eat what they know. It will be a food adventure for them and they will thank you for it.


If you really want to showcase just one cheese, you can present it with complimentary and contradictory accompaniments, but make sure that if you go down this route that the main cheese will be appreciated by all of your guests because they will have no choice.