Let’s be real: when you have a cheeseboard, the thing you care most about is the actual cheese. Hard, soft, blue, goat’s cheese — they are the stars of the show. But that’s not to say that you should forget about the supporting acts. The next most important thing are the crackers. Experts say that these are merely a vehicle for the cheese, but I like to have a little library to choose from. Nothing that’s going to totally steal the limelight, but I’ll make sure I have something seedy, something oaty, something short and snappy, and something crumbly.
Next in the line-up is the chutney, which is a double threat: good with cheese and good with Christmas leftovers. I’m a big fan of having