You can make a cheese board look beautiful, intriguing and full of style. But the cheese has to be good! The cheese is the star of the show and you want to make sure it brings the same joy upon its tasting as it does visually. The quality of cheese, the selection of cheese and the temperature the cheese is served at (remove from the fridge 1 hour before serving) all play a role in the success of your board.
At Cosgrove and Son, we are very proud of our cheese and we source only the best quality. If cheese is on our counter, it is due to consistency: reliable quality, flavour and availability. Perhaps surprising to some, finding consistency in cheese is harder achieved than imagined. We only sell exceptional. But most importantly, we listen to our customers. There are a select number of high quality and much loved cheeses that our customers adore and our mission is to ensure they receive it in the best condition possible, always cut fresh off the block. When a cheese arrives at our door it won’t leave for yours unless it is ripe and ready for you to enjoy. We are one of the last traditional fine food stores in Ireland still cutting cheese fresh off the block.
When serving a 3 cheeseboard try a softer cheese (e.g a camembert or traditional brie), a harder cheese (e.g Mossfield mature or Comté) and a blue cheese (St. Agur or Cambozola)
When serving a 5 cheeseboard, try the same as above and add something new (e.g. a Roquefort blue aged in French Southern caves or Old Amsterdam, a robust and smooth Dutch cheese)