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Festive Cheese Board

Festive Cheese Board

 Olive Oil Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Apple Chutney Accents   

Recipe by: Gabrielle


Wine Pairing:  2018 Pietro Family Cellars My Angelina White Wine, Napa Valley (Traditional white Bordeaux-style blend)


Other Recipes

  • Olive Oil Spiced Pumpkin Seeds (See Recipe)
  • Pumpkin Apple Chutney (See Recipe)

Select various premium cheeses. These are our favorites from the U.S.:

  • Fresh Cheese: Bellwether Farms Basket Ricotta Hand-Dipped Whole Milk Ricotta made in California. Alternative: Mozzarella. Accent with GC Napa Valley Natural Culinary Lavender Infused Honey
  • Soft Creamy Cheese: Foggy Morning 100% Fromage Blanc-style made with organic farmstead cow’s milk from Nicasio Valley Cheese Company in California. Alternative: Triple cream brie or goat cheese. Accent with Pumpkin Apple Chutney.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Red Rock Orange from Wisconsin is cheddar that meets blue cheese in an epiphany of complementary colors. Alternative: A high quality white or orange cheddar. Accent with Olive Oil Spiced Pumpkin Seeds.
  • Sheep’s Milk Cheese: Hidden Springs Creamery has a nutty, fruity, Manchego-style. Alternative: Manchego or Pecorino.
  • Smoked Cheese: Oregon Blue from Rogue Creamery is cold smoked with Oregon hazelnuts. Alternative: Gouda or mozzarella.
  • Firm Cheese: Gruyere. Alternative: Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago
  • Finishing touches: Crispy crackers, crostini, sliced baguette, breadsticks, etc.


  1. Prepare Olive Oil Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Apple Chutney. (See Recipes)
  2. Cut cheeses in different shapes and sizes or leave in a block or wedge and add a small knife.


Showcase your creation on our Barrel Wood Stave Platter or Barrel Head Tray. Alternative: Wood cutting board, marble slab, or slate board.  

Adding Olive Oil Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Apple Chutney elevates the fine cheeses.  

Garnish cheese board with beauty from the garden: herb sprigs, flowers, and greens.  

Select from the following Foodie recipes to accent your cheeses: 


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