What are original ideas for putting together a drinks board?

Certainly! Putting together a drinks board can be a fun and creative way to surprise your guests. In this blog post we will inspire you with original ideas to put together your drinks board. Whether you are an experienced plank builder or doing this for the first time, we have something for everyone. ¡Let's start discovering delicious combinations and presentation tips for that perfect snack board!

A mix of flavors and textures

When putting together a delicious snack board, varying the cheeses is an absolute must. By choosing a mix of soft, hard, mild and spicy cheeses you create an interesting taste experience that your guests will certainly appreciate. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Soft cheeses: Think of brie, camembert or a deliciously creamy La Tur. These cheeses have a smooth texture and a mild, buttery flavor that goes perfectly with fruit or nuts on your snack board.
  • Hard cheeses: Parmesan, manchego and Gouda cheese are good choices for a firm bite. The salty, nutty flavors of hard cheeses complement the softer cheeses on the shelf.
  • Mild cheeses: Edam, young Gouda cheese or mozzarella are suitable options for those who like a subtle taste. These cheeses are often accessible to a wide audience and form a good basis for your range.
  • Spicy cheeses: Roquefort, gorgonzola or a spicy cheddar provide a surprising flavor explosion on your plate. Combine them with some sweetness such as figs or grapes for a harmonious contrast.

Practical examples and suggestions

  • Dutch cheeses: Old Amsterdam and Leerdammer are popular choices that fit well on a drinks board. Their rich flavor and firm texture make them loved by many.
  • Goat cheese: Chèvre from Betacampo and Montchevré cranberry goat cheese add a refined touch to your range. The creamy structure and slightly sour taste are a welcome change.
  • Blue cheese: Danablu and Saint Agur are excellent blue cheeses that add intense flavor to your board. Combine them with some honey and walnuts for a tasty contrast.
  • Truffle cheese: The truffle cheese from Boska and Tartufo Nero bring a luxurious twist to your snack board. The earthy aromas of truffle combine perfectly with different types of bread.

Create a balance on your drinks board

By playing with various cheeses and flavors you can create a harmonious whole on your drinks board. Provide variety in texture, taste and presentation to surprise and delight your guests. Experiment with different combinations and discover which mix suits your taste buds best. With the right choices you can make every drink a memorable experience!

Create a perfect charcuterie board for your guests

When putting together a delicious charcuterie board, it's all about balance and variety. By adding different types of meats you can create a flavorful experience for your guests. Here are some tips to put together a fantastic charcuterie board:

Types of meat products

  • Salami: Choose a spicy salami such as the Fiorucci Salami Piccante for an extra kick.
  • Serrano ham: The Iberico Serrano Ham is known for its rich and intense taste.
  • Chorizo: Go for a spicy chorizo, such as the Palacios Chorizo, for a Spanish touch on your board.
  • Coppa: The Volpi Coppa has a delicate taste and is a delicious addition.

Balance with cheeses

  • Combine the spicy salami with a mild goat cheese for a harmonious flavor combination.
  • The serrano ham goes well with a creamy brie or camembert for a soft texture.
  • Try combining the spicy chorizo with a spicy blue cheese for a flavor explosion.
  • The delicate taste of the coppa goes perfectly with fresh mozzarella for a balanced taste experience.

Various taste experiences

Create a mix of flavors and textures on your charcuterie board by playing with different meats and cheeses. Consider adding salty olives, sweet figs or crispy baguette to complete the taste experience.

Supporting wine or beer

Don't forget to make a good wine or beer pairing with your charcuterie board. A light red wine such as a Pinot Noir or a fresh pilsner can be a good addition to the flavors on your board.

With these tips and examples, you can create a delicious charcuterie board that is sure to impress your guests. Enjoy putting together and sharing these delicious treats!

Fresh fruit and nuts

Drink boards have become a popular choice worldwide for social gatherings and sharing delicacies. The secret of a successful snack board lies in the variety and freshness of the ingredients. Fresh fruits and nuts are an indispensable combination.

Fresh fruit for a fresh touch

To give your drinks board a touch of color and freshness, fresh fruits are an absolute must. Think juicy grapes that provide natural sweetness, figs that add a subtle and elegant flavor, or crisp apple slices that provide a fresh crunch. By combining these additions, you create a playful mix of textures and flavors that complement each other.

Practical example:

  • Ripe red grapes from the local farmers market
  • Freshly imported figs from supplier X
  • Sliced Granny Smith apples for a sour undertone

Nuts for crunch and variety

In addition to the fresh fruit, nuts add a crunchy texture and savory taste to your snack board. Choose walnuts that have an earthy and buttery flavor, almonds that provide a mild and nutty crunch, or cashews that add a creamy and smooth finish. By using a mix of these nuts, you create a balanced and nutritious addition to your board.

Practical example:

  • Organic walnuts from brand Y
  • Roasted almonds with sea salt from producer Z
  • Artisan cashew nuts from local nut farmer

Benefits of adding fresh fruit and nuts

  • Healthy Choice: Fresh fruit and nuts are packed with essential nutrients, fiber and healthy fats.
  • Tasty combination: The natural sweetness of fruit and the savory crunch of nuts complement each other perfectly.
  • Visually appealing: The colors and textures of fresh fruit and nuts provide a festive look on your drinks board.

By adding fresh fruits and nuts to your drinks board, you not only create a tasty experience, but also a healthy and festive presentation. Try out these combinations and discover for yourself how they take your drinks to the next level!

Dips and spreads

A snack board is not complete without an assortment of tasty dips and spreads. These additions add extra dimensions to the taste and give your drinks board a festive touch. Here are some delicious options that will take your drinks to the next level:

Hummus

  • Brand: Maza
  • Variants: Classic, spicy pepper, lime-coriander
  • Advantages:
    • Rich in proteins and fiber
    • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
    • Versatile to combine with vegetables, crackers or as a sandwich spread

tapenade

  • Brand: Blackhat
  • Variants: Olive, sun-dried tomato, artichoke
  • Advantages:
    • Intense in taste and rich in healthy fats
    • Delicious as a topping on toast or as a dip for baguettes

Honey

  • Brand: De Traay
  • Variants: Flower honey, acacia honey, lavender honey
  • Advantages:
    • Natural sweetener with various health benefits
    • Perfect to combine cheese or fruit

Fig jam

  • Brand: Bonne Maman
  • Variants: Figs, fig-walnut
  • Advantages:
    • Sweet and fruity with a slightly nutty taste
    • Delicious on a cheese board or as an addition to sandwiches

Tips for the perfect drinks board

  • Combine the dips and spreads with a mix of cheeses, meats, nuts and fruit for a balanced taste experience.
  • Present the dips and spreads in separate bowls or dishes for an attractive presentation.
  • Provide enough variety in flavors and textures to surprise and delight your guests.

With these delicious dips and spreads you can turn every drink into a culinary party! Let your creativity run wild and enjoy putting together your perfect drinks board.

A tasteful ending

With the right combination of cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruit, nuts and dips you can put together a great snack board. Stay creative and think of your guests' preferences for a successful evening full of taste and fun!

Frequently asked questions about snack board shipping

Which cheeses go well on a snack board and how can you best present them?

Different types of cheeses fit on a snack board, offering a nice variety. A good mix could consist of a mild cheese such as young cheese or brie, a spicy cheese such as aged cheese or blue cheese, and a soft cheese such as goat cheese or camembert. To best present the cheeses, you can cut them into different shapes, for example into cubes, slices or points. Place the cheeses playfully spread out on the board and add some nuts, grapes, figs or jam for some extra variety. Don't forget to serve it with some baguette or crackers so that the cheeses can be combined well with different flavors and textures. Enjoy your meal!

Which types of nuts and dried fruit are suitable for serving on a snack board?

For a snack board you can choose a combination of different types of nuts and dried fruit to offer a varied and tasty selection. Popular options include almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios and hazelnuts. You can also add dried apricots, dates, figs, cranberries and raisins for a sweet and colorful addition to the board. Don't forget to present the nuts and dried fruit beautifully and combine them with cheese, cold cuts and crackers for a complete drinks experience. Have fun putting together your drinks board!

How can you add a sweet touch to a drinks platter?

You can add a sweet touch to a snack board by adding fruit such as grapes, strawberries or apple pieces. You can also use dried fruit such as dates, figs or apricots. You can also think of nuts with a honey glaze or pieces of dark chocolate. This way you create a balance between sweet and savory on your snack board. Good luck and enjoy your meal!

Are there certain seasonal ingredients that fit well on a drinks board for summer or winter, for example?

Of course! For summer, seasonal ingredients such as fresh berries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and strawberries can be a refreshing addition to a snack board. For winter you can think of nuts, dried fruit, figs and pieces of chocolate. Adding seasonal ingredients can provide a tasty and versatile snack board that suits the season in question. Have fun putting together your own drinks board!

What are nice alternatives to cold cuts on a snack board?

There are several nice alternatives to cold cuts on a snack board that you can consider. For example, you can think of various types of cheese, such as brie, goat cheese, and aged cheese. Nuts, olives, cherry tomatoes, hummus, bruschetta, and grilled vegetables are also tasty options. Adding fresh fruit such as grapes or figs can also enrich the board. This way you can put together a varied and tasty drinks board that offers something tasty for everyone. Have fun putting it together and enjoy the drinks!

How can you find a good balance between savory and sweet items on the snack board?

To find a good balance between savory and sweet items on a snack board, it is important to vary flavors, textures and presentation. For example, you can combine different types of cheese, meats, nuts and crackers with sweet grapes, figs, dates or jam. By playing with contrasts and complementary flavors you create a balanced snack board that offers something for everyone. Don't forget to take the number of guests into account, so that you have enough choice and quantities for a successful drink!

Are there special decoration ideas to make the drinks board extra festive?

Certainly! To make your drinks board extra festive, you can use colorful and fresh ingredients such as berries, grapes or cherry tomatoes. You can also use various types of nuts and dried fruit for variation. Adding nice cheeses and luxury meats such as Serrano ham or salami can also give the board a festive look. Don't forget to play with different shapes and textures for an attractive presentation! Have fun creating your festive drinks board!

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