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Around the Board: Fall 2023

We’re always on the hunt for new and delicious cheese accompaniments. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of products perfect to pair with your cheese. From tangy pickled vegetables to sweet coated pecans, we promise there’s something good to add to your board.

Gilbert & Bernard Pâté and Specialty Foods

Wild Mushroom Pâté

Gilbert and Bernard, the brainchild of specialty food veterans Hannah Bae and Scott Bridi, brings artisan pâtés made with pasture-raised meats to your charcuterie board. The Wild Mushroom Pâté is made with country-style pork, and incorporates a rich blend of shiitake and porcini mushrooms, and herbaceous vermouth creating a burst of earthy flavor that stands up to complex red wines and pairs well with nutty Alpine cheeses such as Chällerhocker.

Dillys Pickled Veggies

Mild Green Beans

Tangy and crunchy, Dillys Mild Green Beans are a refreshing addition to any board. Picked at peak ripeness by the pickle experts at Dillys Pickled Veggies, these bright and acidic dilly beans pair well with a wide variety of cheeses. Try them with a zesty cheddar and smear of chicken liver mousse or swap out the standard cornichon for an unexpected twist on a classic.

Joyfull Bakery

Seeded Parmesan Crackers

Who says you can’t have your cheese and eat it too? Joyfull Bakery’s Seeded Parmesan Crackers are made with 100 percent aged parmesan and studded with a mix of sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, millet, and flax seeds. The seeds add complexity and richness not found in your average cheese crisp, making them an unexpected addition to a cheese plate. Pair them with your favorite cheese or simply enjoy them as a standalone snack. 

Seed + Mill

Halva Coated Pecans

Seed and Mill’s Halva Coated Pecans are like the cool, older cousin of pralines. These crunchy, roasted pecans are coated in a layer of Seed and Mill’s velvety halva—a confection made of sesame paste and sugar—to create a rich and complex sweet treat. Serve these crispy, melt-in-your-mouth treats with a goat’s milk gouda, such as Brabander, for a sweet-and-salty pairing filled with contrasting textures. 

Bumbleberry Farms

Sweet Orange Cardamom Honey Cream Spread

Savor the fusion of zesty orange and fragrant cardamom in Bumbleberry Farms’ Sweet Orange Cardamom Honey Cream Spread. These award-winning spreads start with ethically sourced honey that’s whipped to perfection with whole milk and butter, resulting in a decadent mixture equally suitable for smearing on cinnamon buns as it is adorning a cheese plate. Try smearing it on a pungent blue or washed-rind cheese to complement the spread’s citrusy, floral notes.


Josie Krogh

Josie Krogh is culture's Digital Strategy Lead. She earned her master's degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from The University of Georgia. Josie developed a love of food while working at farmstands in the D.C. area as a young adult, and discovered her love of cheese while living and working on a dairy farm on Martha's Vineyard. She is passionate about the food supply chain, fresh stone fruit, and dogs. Josie currently lives in Catskill, NY.

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