You can’t go wrong with a cheese board, but how you layer it can elevate the savory experience from simply basic to spectacular. First & foremost, think variety. Mix flavors & textures — sharp, crumbly Old Quebec Cheddar with creamy, ripe Fromger D’affinois, funky French Roquefort with nutty Gruyere — you get the idea. Now for the layers — crispy crackers, toasted bread slices, flavored nuts and olives. Don’t forget to add something sweet for balance — berries, figs and grapes are easy, a fruit spread is always appreciated, or if you want an elegant pop nothing compares to chocolate. Who ever said throwing a party wasn’t easy?