Sweet dreams are made of cheese (and wine).

There's nothing better than pairing a luscious glass of James Cole wine with a decadent spread of cheeses, cured meats, and crudités. What's not to like? With a broad range of flavors and textures, the pairing possibilities are endless. A cheese and charcuterie board is our go-to addition for dinners, parties and everything in between.

Follow our step-by-step guide below to create your own masterpiece cheese and charcuterie spread at home. To help you stock up on James Cole wines to pair, use offer code: SAYCHEESE at checkout for 5% off + $1 shipping on any 3+ bottle order through 9/20/21.


How to assemble a cheeseboard

Step one: Start with the board. We chose a large wooden butcher's block, but you can use any wooden board, stone or even small plates for individual servings.

Step two: Select your cheeses. We recommend choosing at least three different textures and styles (i.e. a soft cheese, an aged hard cheese, and something pungeant). 

Step three: Add charcuterie. Some of our favorite cured meats include prosciutto, salami, coppa & soppressetta. We also love the addition of patés and rillettes.

Step four: Add a savory element. We recommend things like olives, pickles, roasted peppers, tapenades, mustards, and nuts. 

Step five: Add something sweet. Items such as fresh & dried fruits, jams, chocolate, candied nuts or honey are all great options.

Step six: Add bread + crackers. We love using sliced foccacia, breadsticks and crackers in a variety of shapes and textures.

Step seven: Garnish and enjoy! Try using fresh edible flowers, herbs or seasonal fruit to really make your board stand out.


Don't forget the wine! 
Be sure to use offer code: SAYCHEESE at checkout for 5% off + $1 shipping on any 3+ bottle order through 9/20/21.

Pair with any James Cole current releases.

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Recipe by Grace Harper