Cheesescapes are a fabulous no-fuss menu item for any cocktail party. There are endless ways to assemble and serve a delicious cheese platter and you can always count on a cheeseboard to be a crowd pleaser.
While there is no doubt that I love to serve and enjoy a good cheesescape from time to time, my one frustration would be the constant need for explaining a cheeseboard to guests before dining. Sure there are the obvious cheeses like blue, brie and classic cheddar, that a guest can usually identify. However, for the majority of cheeses, I find myself giving multiple explanations in a given evening to my guests, which can be extremely challenging to keep up with while hosting a party.
I know that there are all sorts of cheese markers available for purchase, however my issue with store bought cheese markers is that most come pre-labeled with the four most common cheese types (ex. gouda, brie, etc.) since they are mass produced. After spending some time researching on both Etsy and Pinterest, I realized that it wouldn't be so hard to make my own cheese markers and it would give me the ability to more accurately label the cheeses I serve to guests.
This is an inexpensive and extremely easy DIY that I absolutely adore! Here is how I went about creating my own custom cheese markers:
- Peel off an adhesive banner sticker from the sticker sheet
- Fold the banner sticker in half matching and sticking only the two ends of the sticker together
- Place the end of the toothpick (about 1/4 inch) through the center loop of the banner sticker and press it against the center most point of the sticker
- Press the remainder of the sticker opening together to create the cheese flag
- Apply a thin line of craft glue along the cut side of the sticker
- Gently dip the glue-lined end of the cheese flag into the jar of glitter, making sure to gently tap off any excess glitter before placing the flag down to dry on a paper towel
- Once dry, write the name of the cheese and milk type on the flag using a fine tipped pen
- Place flag into its designated cheese and serve