Christmas has come early with our ultimate guide to cheese and crackers
Ready to reinvent your cheese board this Christmas?
You’d be crackers not to include cheese and crackers on your Christmas food list. But why not give cheddar a rest and surprise your Christmas guests with something a little different this year…
Bring new, exciting flavours to your cheese board this Christmas with Yorkshire Dama Cheese’s dairy delicacies!
How to make cheese and crackers a Christmas food favourite
Older than Stonehenge, English cheese is a firm contender in British cuisine. Hence, with every slice of cheese, you are adding a piece of history to your cracker. But that doesn’t mean you need to stick to the same classics on your cheese board.
The point of a cheese board is to introduce a variety of flavours and textures to tantalise your taste buds. This Christmas, it’s time to broaden your horizons. For enviable cheese and crackers, swap your regulars to Labneh and Shanklish.
Labneh – the Christmas food you never knew you were missing out on.
Labneh, spreadable yoghurt, is a great addition to your cheese board. It is soft in texture and a healthier version of cream cheese (not a bad shout over the Christmas period!).
The beauty of Labneh is that it is suitable with a variety of other flavours, giving you a chance to personalise your cheese and crackers – every time!
Looking for ideas? Season your Labneh for a cheese board like no other with:
A drizzle of olive oil with some herbs and spices (for example, za’atar, parsley or chopped dill)
A drizzle of lemon juice with baby mint leaves
Paprika and chilli flakes
Fried slices of garlic, lemon zest and roasted hazelnuts (or any crushed nuts of your choice)
Raisins and cranberries
Mint, olives, and pomegranate arils for a pop of Christmas colour!
Shanklish – a way to take your cheese board to the next level
Traditional cheese and crackers won’t know what hit them.
Shanklish, also a yoghurt-based cheese, will be a colourful and flavourful addition to your Christmas cheese board. With a smooth, creamy texture and tangy, lively flavour, Yorkshire Dama’s Shanklish cheese balls are ready to serve as they are.
Coated with thyme or paprika, and infused with a hint of chilli, Shanklish cheese is perfect with crackers.
Want to swap your cheese board grapes for something different? Try a garnish of diced tomatoes, onions, olive oil and parsley. Yummy with Shanklish and Labneh!
Cheese and crackers the Yorkshire Dama way
Labneh and Shanklish aren’t the only ways to make your cheese and crackers special. Our Yorkshire Dama Matured Yoghurt Balls are cheese board gold, too!
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