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Perfect cheeseboard recipes for the holidays from Castello

Actress: The Next Step (@loganfabbro)

Air Fried Brie: Tik Tok Hack

Brie-zy Bake Oven

Ingredients

Castello Brie 

Pomegranate seeds

Honey 

Chopped Pistachios 

Directions

Score the top of your Castello Brie with a knife and drizzle honey on top. Cook in the air fryer at 350 for 10 minutes and garnish with chopped nuts and pomegranate seeds.

I’ll have a Blue Cheese Christmas Without You (Blue Velvet Butter Board)

Ingredients 

Castello Velvet Blue Cheese

Diced Apple 

Pomegranate Seeds 

Diced Prosciutto 

Honey

Directions

Let your Castello Velvet Blue Cheese soften and using a spoon, spread a thick layer onto a slate board. Top with diced apples, prosciutto, pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of honey

Gen Z Minimalist Board – Now you Cheese it, Now you Don’t.  Boards that disappear fast!

Ingredients 

Castello Tickler 

Castello Aged Havarti 

Castello Gouda 

Castello Velvet Blue 

Castello Pineapple & Almond Cream Cheese Ring 

Castello Piquant Cream Cheese Ring 

Grapes 

Crackers 

Directions

Assemble cheese blocks onto a wooden board and slice the first few pieces of each. Add cream cheese wings and fill the spaces with fresh grapes and crackers. Create your own fun cheese labels to stick to each block.

The Millennial Show-Stopper 

A Reel-y Good Board

Ingredients

Castello Tickler 

Castello Aged Havarti 

Castello Gouda 

Castello Velvet Blue 

Castello Danish Blue 

Castello Pineapple & Almond Cream Cheese Ring 

Castello Piquant Cream Cheese Ring 

Castello Brie 

Hot Salami 

Prosciutto

Fresh Figs & Berries  

Pistachios 

Dried Apricot 

Fig Jam

Rosemary

Crackers

Directions

Create your “havarti party tree” by slicing your Castello Havarti and stacking it on angles, repeating until your desired height. Then, add some pomegranate seeds for decor. Add the Castello Pineapple & Almond Cream Cheese Ring and place two pieces of tiny mint leaves at an angle with two pomegranate seeds below to serve as holly.  For the Castello, Piquant Cream Cheese Ring use two pieces of basil with a small cherry tomato cut in half to create the holly effect. Slice a thin piece of Brie off the top, then using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a star.  Place the top back on the brie and fill it with fig jam. Use tree cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the Gouda and place them strategically throughout your board. Cube the rest of your cheese, add salami roses and garnish with your favorite fruit, herbs and nuts.

MILLENNIAL: Avaah Blackwell (@avaahblackwell)
MILLENNIAL: Avaah Blackwell (@avaahblackwell)

Nostalgic Cheeseboard 

Ingredients

Castello Tickler 

Castello Aged Havarti 

Castello Gouda 

Castello Velvet Blue 

Castello Danish Blue 

Castello Pineapple & Almond Cream Cheese Ring 

Castello Piquant Cream Cheese Ring 

Castello Brie 

Salami 

Cherry Tomatoes 

Dried Cranberries 

Nuts

Honey

Apple 

Berries

Grapes 

Crackers & Baguette

Nostalgic Snacks

Directions

Slice your Castello Gouda and Castello Tickler cheeses and stack them between apple slices. Using a knife or cookie cutter, cut your Castello Aged Havarti into fun festive shapes and add to your board. Bake your Castello Brie with dried cranberries and honey. Cube, slice or crumble the remainder of your cheese and assemble on your board. Fill the spaces with your favorite fruits, vegetables and crackers, then give it a nostalgic flair by adding all of your go-to childhood snacks.

Jeremie Latreille (@lefitcook)

Charcuterie in a Cup

Ingredients

Castello Velvet Blue

Castello Aged Havarti 

Castello Gouda 

Castello Tickler 

Breadsticks 

Salami 

Pickles 

Olives 

Nuts 

Directions

In the bottom of your cup crumble Tickler and Havarti.  Add some olives, nuts and berries. Create skewers with Castello Danish Blue, bagels and more – and add Velvet Blue to a fig.  Cube the other cheeses. Add a breadstick, and dried fruit, and garnish with rosemary.

Nancy Bordeleau (@cinqfourchettes)

The Boomer Board 

Ingredients 

Castello Tickler 

Castello Aged Havarti 

Castello Gouda 

Castello Velvet Blue 

Castello Danish Blue

Castello Pineapple & Almond Cream Cheese Ring 

Castello Piquant Cream Cheese Ring 

Castello Brie 

Cold Cuts 

Grapes 

Cherry Tomatoes

Stuffed Olives and Peppers

Pepperettes 

Candy Canes

Directions

Slice your Castello Gouda and Castello Tickler and assemble the rest of your cheese on the board. Add mini jars and fill them with olives and stuffed peppers. Using your meat, sliced olives and cheese, create a Santa face, forming his hat with folded cold cuts. Fill in the rest of your board with a variety of crackers, grapes, cherry tomatoes, sliced pepperettes and candy canes.

 Linda Cassidy (@alabouroflife)

Castello Cheese Notes: 

Castello Tickler: A crunchy and salty extra mature cheddar cheese aged for 17 months.

Castello Aged Havarti: Bold, creamy, caramel flavour, smooth texture and a lovely  crunch

Castello Vintage Gouda: Nutty flavour, smooth texture and sweet caramel notes

Castello Velvet Blue: A milder and creamier cousin to the original Danish Blue – the perfect entry-level blue cheese.

Castello Danish Blue: A Fine, nutty, blue aroma with hints of marzipan and a soft bitterness of sourdough

Castello Pineapple & Almond Cream Cheese Ring: Creamy and fruit with a hint of nuts 

Castello Piquant Cream Cheese Ring: Creamy, spicy and lightly sweet 

Castello Brie: Slightly tangy and aromatic taste with a creamy and smooth consistency

Part of the Arla family, the Castello brand is steeped in a rich tradition of cheesemaking excellence. Since being founded in 1893 by Danish master cheese-maker Rasmus Tholstup, Castello cheeses have brought a balance of innovation and tradition to the art of cheese making. Today, the brand continues to cover a wide range of traditional and uniquely crafted cheeses, such as Creamy Havarti Cheese, Dill Havarti Cheese, Gouda Cheese, Traditional Danish Blue Cheese and more.