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10 delicious dishes for your tapas board

Tapas is all about indulgence, discovering new tastes and exploring a lot of small dishes - both cold and warm. It’s the perfect way to bring your friends or family together for a casual night of fun and conversation!

WHICH CHEESES TO SERVE

When composing a cheeseboard, you want to mix and match a variety of cheeses. Take care to serve different flavours, types (soft, semi-hard and hard cheeses) and colors (for instance white mold, blue mold, red smear and yellow cheeses). The trick is to feature a wide selection of cheeses.

SERVE AT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE

To ensure the cheeses taste their very best, it is important not to serve them straight from the refrigerator. Take mold cheeses out of the fridge about an hour before serving. Hard yellow cheeses, on the other hand, should be taken out of the fridge about 15 minutes before serving, as they tend to become dry and unappetizing when left out for too long.

WHAT TO SERVE ON YOUR TAPAS BOARD

Bread always goes well with cheese. Try a crusty sourdough, toasted rye bread or a light Italian loaf. Crispbread and hearty crackers also work well. And don’t forget some nice ham, like prosciutto or serrano, to accompany the cheese. Bresaola and other dry-cured Italian or Spanish sausages make lovely additions as well. Finally, there is also a wide variety of chutneys, relishes and stewed fruits that go nicely with cheese.

Here are 10 suggestions for accompaniments for a gorgeous tapas board with Castello cheeses.

1. Grilled veggies with garlic and thyme

2. Grilled asparagus with grated cheddar

3. Pea purée

4. Tomato pesto

5. Slow-roasted tomatoes

6. Salted almonds

7. Pickled red onions

8. Balsamic mushrooms

9. Oven roasted potatoes

10. Honeyed nuts with apricots

Want more inspiration for Tapas Night? Check out these delicious tapas recipes!