Valentine's Day Cheese Boards

In honor of Valentine's Day, I created 3 different boards filled with all the pretty pink, purple and red goodies I could find.  While I only intended to make one board for a friend's annual GALENTINE'S DAY PARTY, I received so many great ideas from the Instagram community, that I had to style a few different options. 

HEART-SHAPED BOARD:

There are plenty of heart-shaped boards on the market that would have worked well, however, I didn't have one, so I created the heart out of wax paper and assembled the ingredients over it to get the shot:

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ROUND BOARD:

I'm a big fan of the round board. It's the perfect shape for showcasing a variety of items and textures.  You can also add ramekins to keep smaller items in place.

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CUTTING BOARD:

You can't go wrong with a tried and true, cutting board.  Simple and easy shape to "ombré" the colors from top to bottom.  I started with the reds and pinks at top and slowly worked my way into the purples.

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INGREDIENTS LIST:

Most of these items colorful items can be found at Trader Joe's, including the perfectly red beet chips, beet dip and the festive X's and O's. 

Otherwise, the Easter radishes, cherries, quince paste and lavender were found at Whole Foods. 

AND, the star of the show, THE CHEESE... is all from Sartori, including their very fitting Merlot BellaVitano®.

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VIDEO ASSEMBLY:

I started to capture these as a last-minute idea.  In the future, I'll look for some better angles and lighting, but in the meantime, they give a little peek into the making-of a cheese board.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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