Popcorn and Cheese: The Perfect Pairing for a Gourmet Snack Board
When it comes to gourmet snacks and creating a mouth-watering snack board, the combination of cheese and popcorn is a match made in heaven. With Popcorn Shed's tantalising cheese popcorn flavours, you can take your snacking experience to a whole new level. In this blog post, we'll explore the versatility and delectable flavours that make cheese popcorn the perfect addition to any gourmet snack board, whether it be just a cheese selection, or proper charcuterie! Plus, we'll share a list of the best additions to create a well-rounded and enticing cheeseboard.
The Allure of Cheese Popcorn
Cheese popcorn is a crowd-pleasing snack that combines the classic crunch of popcorn with the savoury goodness of cheese. Popcorn Shed offers a range of delicious cheese flavours, including Goat’s Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, and Blue Cheese. These artisanal popcorn flavours are crafted using high-quality ingredients (no fake cheese to be found here!) that perfectly complement the natural flavour of the popcorn. The result? A mouth-watering snack that will leave you craving more.
Elevating Your Snack Board
When assembling a gourmet snack board, it's important to have a variety of textures and flavours. Cheese popcorn adds a delightful crunch and a burst of cheesy goodness that pairs well with an assortment of other snacks. Why not combine our cheese popcorn selection with cured meats, artisanal crackers, dried fruits, and a selection of your favourite gourmet cheeses to make a visually appealing and deliciously satisfying snack board? The versatility of cheese popcorn allows it to complement both sweet and savoury components, making it a crowd-pleasing addition to any gathering.
Best Additions to a Cheeseboard
To create a well-rounded and enticing cheeseboard, it's essential to include a variety of accompaniments that complement the flavours and textures of the cheese. Plus, it’s the easiest way to make sure there’s something to everyone’s liking!
Here are some of the best additions to elevate your cheeseboard:
Fresh and Dried Fruits: Slices of juicy melon, figs, grapes, and berries add a refreshing touch and balance the richness of the cheese.
Artisanal Crackers and Bread: Choose a selection of high-quality crackers and crusty bread that offer different flavours and textures, such as baguette slices, multigrain crackers, and seed-studded crisps.
Cured Meats: Add slices of prosciutto, salami, or cured ham for a savoury component that pairs beautifully with the cheese.
Nuts: Include a variety of nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans for added crunch and earthy flavours.
Olives and Pickles: Pickled vegetables and a variety of olives provide tangy and briny notes that enhance the overall flavour profile of the board.
Honey and Jams: Sweet accompaniments like honey, fig jam, or fruit preserves add a delightful contrast to the savoury cheese. It may sound odd, but wait until you try some fig jam on a slice of goat’s cheese!
Mustards and Chutneys: Offer a selection of gourmet mustards and chutneys with different levels of spiciness and sweetness to enhance the flavours of the cheese. We personally love a grainy mustard on a smooth and mild cheese for a surprising burst of flavour.
Dark Chocolate: A small selection of high-quality dark chocolate squares or shavings adds a touch of decadence and pairs surprisingly well with certain cheeses. Make sure to choose a decent dark chocolate, preferably with at least 70% cocoa.
By incorporating these carefully selected additions alongside Popcorn Shed's irresistible cheese popcorn flavours, you'll create a gourmet snack board that is visually appealing, delicious, and guaranteed to impress your guests.
It’s easier than it sounds! Just follow the list above, find a nice board or plate and assemble your ingredients and snacks neatly. Start by shopping some cheese popcorn here, and then add whatever you like! That’s how you elevate your savoury snacking experience, Popcorn Shed style!