The Barefoot Contessa Makes an Appetizer Cheese Board 02:16
Ina Garten details how she creates a cheese board, which involves making it look warm and presentable. She lays down four fig leaves on the board. Grapes add height just off-center. Ina adds the cheeses next: blue cheese, a hard cheese and a creamy cheese. She then adds foods that will complement the cheeses and add color to the board, including apricots, crackers, salted rosemary shortbread and dried peaches. The final touch is fig compote set in a fig-leaf cup.