Since I no longer eat dairy there is one thing that I miss and that is cheese. I used to love a cheeseboard at Christmas to snack on while watching festive films along with a
bottle glass or two of wine. Wensleydale & Cranberry cheese and Brie being a couple of my favourite kinds. Now I need not miss out on a festive cheesey feast as Sainsbury’s have recently started stocking cheese in their free from range. Yaaayyyy!! It is made from coconut oil rather than soya which is a plus for me as I don’t like soya products. It even comes in different flavours including my favourite Wensleydale & Cranberry. Yaaayyyy again!! If you want to know how to make up a dairy and gluten free cheeseboard then read on to find out.
I was going to make this a vegan cheeseboard but could I find any biscuits that were suitable for vegans in the supermarkets? No! If they didn’t contain egg, they contained honey. I did come across one type that were egg, dairy, gluten free and didn’t contain any honey. They were the Angelic Cocktail Oatcakes that I picked up in my local shop. The other crackers I used were date and walnut toasts from the Marks and Spencer’s Free From range. These were both gluten and dairy free but it does contain egg.
Now onto building the cheeseboard:
If you have small canapé plates then your guests could use them for their cheese and biscuits. Otherwise napkins and cocktail sticks for sampling the cheese works just as well. Plus it saves on the washing up as time is short at this time of the year.
If you know of any other dairy free cheese then comment below so I can try them out. I can’t find grated cheese anywhere so if you know of any then holler in my direction as I’d love to get some. If you are looking for other dairy/gluten free Christmas goodies then check out my Free From Christmas post.