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27th Apr 2019

Important: this is how to make the perfect cheese board for a night in

Olivia Hayes

We all love a good cheese board.

Whether it’s for yourself or you’re hosting a night in with your mates, a cheese board is always a good idea.

However, when it comes to what to choose for the board, what’s your go-to?

Brie? Feta? Cheddar? And what about the crackers? We all know a cracker makes or breaks a cheese board.

Jacob’s decided to hire Professor Charles Michel to solve what the best cheese-cracker combo is… and we have to say he’s onto a winner.

First, he noted that salt, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami (a savory taste) elements must be incorporated, and then he went from there.

He said: “Adding umami-rich elements to cheese will increase the deliciousness and mouthfulness.

“In small quantities, strong-flavoured, Umami packed foods like anchovies, prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and Marmite, will perfectly complement your cheese and cracker pairing.

“[And] an element of sweet (such as honey or dried fruit) will balance the taste equation to maximise flavour enjoyment.”

He went on to say that the crunchier the cracker the better, and your cheese should cover exactly 72 percent of the cracker surface… because we can all do that from eye.