I love adding a nice vegan charcuterie board for any event I host. Creating a vegan cheese board is simple and requires minimal effort. Just choose a variety of plant-based cheeses, such as nut-based, soy-based, or coconut-based options, and pair them with crackers, bread, fruits, nuts, and your favourite vegan spreads. With the wide range of vegan cheese available in Australia today, curating a vegan cheese board is easy and satisfying for all your guests! I will run through how to best assemble a plant-based cheese board!
Start with the Board
When selecting a board for your vegan cheese spread, consider size, material, and presentation. Presentation is key, so choose a board that complements the style of your party and enhances the overall appearance of your cheese spread. Keep in mind the number of guests and the amount of cheese you’ll be serving.
Choose a Variety of Vegan Cheeses
Try to include a variety of flavours and textures by selecting vegan cheeses from different ‘families’. All these cheeses I have mentioned provide a contrast of flavours and textures, making for an interesting and diverse plant-based cheese board!
Persian Feta by The Vegan Dairy is a fantastic addition to any plant-based cheese board. It has a tangy, salty flavour that mimics traditional feta cheese. Its creamy texture is perfect for spreading on crackers or bread, and it pairs well with fresh fruits and nuts. If you’re looking for a more complex flavour, the Aged and Smokey Cheese by The Vegan Dairy is a must!
I have to mention the Fruit and Pistachio Vegan by The Vegan Dairy because it’s a personal favourite. I love to pair this with fresh berries and crisp crackers for a light and refreshing snack.
Another must is the Chive Nut Cheese by Sprout & Kernel. The nutty flavour of the cheese combined with the tanginess of the chives creates a delicate balance of flavours that is both rich and satisfying. With its bold green hue, it adds a nice pop of colour to your cheese board, making it a visually pleasing addition.
Add Vegan Meats!
Adding plant-based meats to your cheese board is a great way to offer your guests a variety of flavour profiles. I have recently tried Plant-based Ham Style Slices by Meliora and I am on a major kick right now with it (beware very moreish). In addition, I also recommend adding Plantitude’s Pastrami Style Slices for a different rich, peppery, and smoky finish.
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Add Savoury Bits!
Now it is time to incorporate some savoury elements, such as pickles, olives, tapenades, and spicy nuts! I love the Olive Hummus by Dari’s Table to give my charcuterie board a unique twist. This hummus acts as a neutraliser, helping to balance the flavours of the cheeses and prevent any one flavour from dominating. Simply divine with fresh veggies too!
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Add Sweet Flavours!
Having a sweet component on this plant-based cheese board helps balance the flavours and adds a contrasting texture to the savoury cheeses. I just discovered these Dark Chocolate Blueberries By Nestar and at the moment I am addicted! I also think they would work perfectly on a cheese board!
Offer a Variety of Crackers
Here you can add your favourite bread sticks, sliced baguette, and crackers. Try using different shapes, sizes, and flavours. I love eating Mary’s Gone Crackers paired with any vegan cheese! For a different texture, I recommend adding Vegan Cheese Corn Chips by the Wholesome Food Company – will complement dips well!
Relax and Serve!
Time to tuck into the delicious spread and enjoy!
Plant-based charcuterie boards offer a delicious and ethical alternative to traditional dairy cheese boards. Whether you’re looking for a cruelty-free option or simply want to try something new, a vegan cheese board with the aforementioned products will delight you and your guests! With the variety of options available, there’s never been a better time to explore the world of vegan cheeses!