If there's one thing that I've grown to love in Wisconsin it's the cheese. Making a trip to the grocery store is ridiculous because there's literally an entire aisle of specialty cheese (no complaints here)! In fact sometimes for dinner we decide wine & cheese is all we want for dinner - which is exactly what we did last night before we leave for a mini weekend getaway!
We had the perfect excuse because I wanted to use my new herringbone cutting board from Aftcra! I put together a cheese plate with a few of our favorite cheeses (see the details below) and favorite wine. Arranging it on a pretty cheese board makes for easy entertaining if we were to have people over too!
For our cheese plate I chose a Merlot BellaVitano Cheese (sort of a parmesan-like quality), Cabot Bacon Cheddar (ah-mazing), Hook's Garlic Dill, & of course (extra squeaky) Wisconsin cheese curds. We paired it with a savory onion cracker & sliced summer sausage. Don't forget the vino- my favorite is Cupcake's Sauvignon Blanc.
I also have to say, I'm super impressed by the quality of this cheese board. Aftcra is a marketplace for products made by American hands- from pottery to prints to woodworking. Be sure to check it out for your holiday gifts this year! A few years ago I made a pledge to buy (or make) handmade for Christmas and it felt so good to support independent artisans!