As we approach the holidays, our dietary requirements for meat and cheese are elevated to dangerous levels. On this episode of Basics, I'm giving you some ideas on what to put on your meat and cheese board.

Shopping List


  • Parmesan

  • Mimolette

  • Manchego

  • Robiola

  • Goat Cheese

  • Aged Goat Gouda

  • Double Cream Cow's Milk Gouda

  • "Midnight Moon" Goat Cheese

  • Aged Irish Cheddar

  • American Brie

  • Gorgonzola Dolce

  • Ricotta


  • Peppercorn Soppressata

  • Fennel Salami

  • Cured Chorizo

  • Prosciutto San Daniele

  • Prosciutto Cotto

  • Mortadella

  • Speck

Additional Sidekicks

  • Marcona almonds (fried in olive oil)

  • Cornichons

  • Nicoise olives

  • Mixed olives

  • Smoked almonds

  • Artichoke hearts (dressed in oil and herbs)

  • Orange marmalade

  • Caramelized onion jam

  • Sundried tomato puree

  • Grilled cipollini onions

  • Spicy honey Figs

  • Salted crackers

  • Baguette, thinly sliced

  • Grapes


  • This is everything I bought, but feel free to mix and match what your store has or what you're most interested in!


Devin Monaghan