We love a good Scottish cheese board in this house and with a few good Scottish cheeses, chutneys and home made jellies its the perfect treat! I thought this cheese board would work really well as a center piece for any Traditional Scottish Burns night celebration.
They also work really well with traditional Scottish Bannocks or home made Scottish Oatcakes and make the most delicious table centre piece for a good celebration supper. As I mentioned I this would work really well for a burns night supper center piece served along side cock a leekie soup, traditional Scottish Haggis Neeps and Tatties and a good Scottish Cranachan recipe.
This board contains a small selection of Scottish cheese, fruit, two chutneys and my home made jelly. The cheese part consists of a good Scottish cheddar, a Highland brie, and of course a delicious Crowdie. I have served this up with two Scottish Seaweed chutneys from https://www.facebook.com/Isleofmullseaweed. They produce a couple of delicious chutneys made from Scottish seaweeds. I am also using a delicious crab apple jelly which I made from a neighbours crab apples in the Autumn months. I love to serve up these boards with seasonal and dried fruits and in this board I chose apples, pears and some blackberries. The blackberries are a little out of season but they add a delicious taste to this board. The dried fruits are figs and work really well with the Highland brie. A Scottish blue cheese works really well too.
I used some oatcakes and crackers in this recipe to serve up the cheese and you can find a recipe for making your own oatcakes below. They are really easy to make and are so delicious freshly made. They are worth the extra effort. The Scottish crowdie goes really well with the apple jelly and the chutneys and is one of my favourite Scottish cheeses. You can make this cheese very easily at home in your own kitchen with no fancy equipment. The recipe is below for making your own crowdie cheese and at the end of the video there is a recipe for a delicious Scottish cranachan using crowdie cheese also. Its so good and would work really well served at the end of a Traditional Scottish burns supper.
I have given an idea of the quantities and different types of ingredients to use on your cheese board but the types of items you use is entirely personal choice and this recipe is best experimented with your favourite items. Use the images on this page as a guide for how to design the board.
Burns Night Cheese Board Recipe
2-3 different types of Scottish cheeses
2-3 different pieces of fruit
1 dried fruit of choice
- Slice up the cheese and display around the bowl.
- Place the chutneys and jams into sepearate containers.
- Slice up the fruits and lay out on the board.
- Add in the dried fruits and any other remaining items and serve up in the middle of the table.
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