Pairing Guide

Cheese pairing made simple.

Cheeseboards aren’t just about cheese – they help spark culinary creativity, bring people together, and remind us that food and sharing a meal is a form of love. Whether you’re snacking pre-dinner or entertaining friends, cheese boards continue to be a tasteful way to discover how unique varieties of cheese can enhance your favorite sweet, salty, and savory snacks.

Step 1

Pick your board.

Anything goes, but you’ll often see rectangular wood boards used. However, any size or shape will work. Don’t forget some small dishes for plating & serving.

Step 1: Pick your board and small dishes

Step 2

Select your favorite cheeses & try a couple of new ones.

Start with what you know and love, such as Sartori® Original BellaVitano®, Merlot BellaVitano®, or MontAmoré® Cheddar. Then layer in a few other cheeses – try our Garlic & Herb BellaVitano®, add a soft, creamy brie, or finish it off with our delicious SarVecchio® Parmesan. You can never have enough cheese! Our recommendation is to take your cheese out of the refrigerator approximately 30 minutes before serving.

Step 2: Select your favorite cheeses or try some new ones

Step 3

Choose complementary items.

Charcuterie boards often include cured meats, olives, nuts, fresh & dried fruits, crackers, crusty bread, jam, and honey. Don’t be afraid to mix salty & sweet!

Step 3: Choose complementary items

Step 4

Add some fresh herb sprigs.

Sprigs of fresh rosemary, thyme, sage, and lavender can add a nice pop of color and enhance the sensory experience.

Step 4: Add some fresh herbs

Step 5

Grab a beverage & enjoy!

Celebrate your hard work with your favorite beverage – wine, craft beer, & sparkling water make perfect complements to your delicious cheese board!

Step 5: Grab a beverage and enjoy