A beautiful cheese board or platter is easily the star of any gathering, big or small. Let us help you create the perfect cheese platter or board for your next quiet evening in or special gathering.
We carry everything you need from the cheeses, meats and accompaniments, through to the best dishes, boards, knives and other cheese board accoutrements.
We can help you assemble what you need (including advising on how much cheese you’ll need) or you can ask us to do all the work — simply order a custom cheese board from us (we can even rent out boards and knives).
Delicious cheese is an essential ingredient in any cheese board or cheese platter. At Pêches et Poivre we are proud to offer Canadian artisan cheeses, mostly from Québec and Ontario:
- Back Forty
- Gunn’s Hill
- Albert’s Leap
- Glengarry Fine Cheese
- Champ à la Meule
- Cru du Clocher
- Domaine Féodal
- Fromagerie Le Détour
- Fromagerie du Presbytère
- Fromagerie St-Benoit du Lac
- Fromagerie Ile-aux-Grues
- Suisse Normande
- Table Ronde
- Cows Creamery
We have a great selection of delightful cheese accompaniments from close to home and further afield.
When putting together a cheeseboard or platter, it’s easy to reach for nuts and grapes, but there are so many delicious possibilities.
- Have you tried a brie-like cheese such as Laliberté with a subtle peach chutney made by Almonte Canning?
- Or Bleu d’Élizabeth with Spiced Pumpkin Caramel from Shamrock Gardens?
- How about an old Cheddar paired with the 49% Venezuelan chocolate made in Maberly by Ludwig Fine Chocolate?
- Or a drizzle of fine balsamic vinegar on Glengarry’s aged Gouda?
We carry all of these and more accompaniments to enjoy with cheese, including:
- Sweety Drops a wonderful small sweet Peruvian pepper
- Olives — we have many types, but our favourites are Spanish Arbequina Olives
- Sundried Tomatoes
- Tipsy Tapas, cheese-stuffed sweet or hot peppers
- Seggiano mixed vegetable antipasti (so good!)
Crackers and Cheese
Our shelves are bursting with different crackers!
One of our favorite companies is The Fine Cheese Co. Made in Bath, England, they come in many flavours: Olive Oil Sea Salt, Chive, Rosemary, Fig Honey. They also have Toast for Cheese; Cherries, Almonds & Linseeds, Apricot, Pistachio & Sunflower Seeds. They even make a tasty gluten-free Water Cracker.
We also offer Ontario-made artisan crisps in different flavours. You can make your board interesting by adding a Marabissi Panforte (a fruit cake with almonds and candied fruit) or Torta (a fig cake with walnuts).
For many of us, a cheese platter would not be complete without some cured meat. We carry Ontario’s Seed to Sausage cured meats (Chorizo, Saucisson Sec, Calabrese and Genoa).
We also have a variety of pork and duck pâté, rillettes, and terrines from France.
Cheese Boards & Utensils
Our selection of cheese boards will delight most tastes. They come in different sizes and materials, from acacia to olive wood as well as slate.
Did you know it is best to use the proper cheese knife for specific cheeses? You can of course use regular knives, but there is just something about having the right tool for the job!
We stock individual knives as well as sets of two pieces, four pieces and five pieces.
It is important to remember to provide a separate cheese knife for each cheese, and not to mix the knives to avoid mixing the flavours of the cheeses.
To identify your cheeses on the board you may want to use cheese markers.
We also carry appetizer forks, graters and cheese slicers.
If there are leftovers, it is important to keep your cheese in storage containers. We can give you suggestions on how to preserve your cheese. You can use some of our cheese storage paper or bags or perhaps a glass dome on a plate.
Finally, we also stock a lovely selection of dishes and plates to complement your cheese board.
Order a Cheese Board / Platter
If you’d like us to do the work, please take a moment to tell us about the cheese board you’d like to order.
ORDERS ON HOLD TILL LATE JANUARY 2021.
We’ll get back to you to confirm your order details and an estimated cost etc. Cheese boards must be collected from the store; please contact us if you would like to discuss delivery.