July 4 Cheese and Jam Wrap-Up
Part 4: Friends, thanks for tuning into this week-long series on planning a July 4 cheese board. I put it together with my friend Marisa from Foodinjars so that we could explore the summer harvest and…oh, the dairy case. Here are links to everything we cooked, baked, stirred, and sniffed out. Our goal was to give you ideas for a no-fuss July 4 picnic, where you could make everything from scratch or ransack your pantry. If you want to recreate our menu, or part of it. here’s how:
ADDITIONAL ITEMS: baguettes, cucumbers, fresh berries, cured meat (not pictured here, but welcome).
SERVING TIPS: If you’re packing this as a picnic, store the cheeses on ice or on top of cold wine bottles. When you serve them, make sure they’re at room temperature.
WHAT TO SERVE ALONGSIDE: Grilled meats and veggies, a leafy salad, followed by watermelon topped with chopped mint. Or, make s’mores and fling those graham crackers into the ring once more.