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Best Crackers for Cheese Boards, Snack Time Or Dessert 

 

By  Genelia

Right after spaghetti and meatballs, peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers are a classic match made in heaven. Just as there's a seemingly endless variety of cheese, there's also a crazy array of crackers to pair up with your cheese. These also include gluten-free crackers, whole wheat crackers, etc.

You can always load up your appetizer table with various of your favorite crackers that also come in complementary flavors. This is a totally delicious way to do a spread and a great way to treat your loved ones after meals.

What Are The Rules Of Creating An Amazing Cheese Board?

Step 1: Fanning

Step 2: Go for the side plate

Step 3: Have at least 2 crackers on each board. Try to be more colorful and flavorful to complement the plainer range of cheeses. To make sure they taste good and at just the right amount

Step 4: Get a little creative with the shapes; switch up on them almost as much as you can switch up on the flavors

What Types of Crackers Are Best With These Cheese?

The secret of creating a cute charcuterie (cheese board) is to remember to avoid flavor clashes. For instance, the stronger the cracker, the milder the cheese, and vice versa! So here are some good old match-ups:

a) Aged cheeses such as the Parmigiano Reggiano, Manchego, and Gouda → work pretty well with Multigrain/ whole wheat crackers, seeded crackers, olive oil crackers or flatbreads

b) Triple cream and soft rind cheeses such as Brie, Comté and Camembert → fruity crackers, water crackers or crostini

c) 'Stinky' cheeses such as Limburger and blue → sweet/fruity crackers, croccantini or wafer crackers

d) Sharp cheeses such as sharp cheddar → Ritz, club crackers, or just anything buttery

e) Goat and sheep cheeses such as Humboldt Fog, chevre, and Roquefort → fruity crackers or herbal crackers

e) Herbal cheeses such as Boursin and Havarti dill → wafer crackers, flatbreads or olive oil crackers

1. Carr's Table Water Crackers

Carr's Table Water Crackers, Baked Snack Crackers, Party Snacks, Original, 4.25oz Box ,Pack of 6
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Carr’s water crackers and cheese on your cheese board is as classic as it gets. These water crackers have a neutral flavor with an ever-so-light toasty undertone that definitely goes with every other cheese variety you can imagine.

Notably, this is the set you'd go for when you want to get the cheese and not so much the cracker per see. A definite pick for cheese lovers.  You can always get them in your gourmet cheese department or in the specialty cracker aisle in the grocery store.

2. La Panzanella Original Mini Croccantini

La Panzanella's own history started at a bakery and café in Seattle. It all started when the Italian mother of the owner came up with her own recipe for the Croccantini, loosely translated as 'crunchy little bite.'

La Panzanella focuses on thin, crunchy crackers that pair up beautifully with all kinds of cheese. These mini Croccantinis are easy to serve on your cheese plate. But, of course, if you're aiming for an artful look, you can always spread these mini crackers around the cheese cylinders.

3. Lesley Stowe Crisps Rosemary Raisin Pecan

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Lesley Stowe Crisps Rosemary Raisin Pecan, 5.3 oz
  • Prepared in a dedicated Gluten-free allergy-friendly facility
  • The package dimension of the product is 8.3"L x 3.1"W x 3"H
  • Country of origin is Canada

Picture a chock full of rosemary, toasty pecans, with dark and juicy Thompson raisins- you'll most probably not be able to get enough of these bud-tantalizing crisps. Yes! The Lesley Stowe Crisps are amazing on their own and even better when paired with the Canadian creamy blue cheese or Capicola. It also pairs up pretty well with Brie and mild blues.

4. Ines Rosales Tortas de Aceite Anise Crisps

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Ines Rosales Tortas de Aceite Anise Crisps (6, individually wrapped)
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These are thin and slightly crispy Spanish tortas that are flavored with olive oil, sugar with a hint of anise. These Tortas still hit that soft spot when served with coffee and mild cheeses, such as Brie or Camembert.

If you're a sucker for Spanish cheese, you could try the Manchego, which strikes a similar tasting to Monterey Jack. This cheese and crackers combo should stand up to the anise with no clash.

5. Daelia's Biscuits, Pumpkin seed/Rye

When paired with cheese, these nuts and dried fruit biscuits give you a nice crunchy texture and slightly sweet taste. It pairs pretty well with Brie, goat cheese, and semi-hard sheep cheese. You could also consider letting the cheese you've decided on the presentation when doing your cheese board. For instance, Brie takes a softer spread, while the sheep's cheese can be served with a cheese fork.

6. Hayden Flour Mill, White Sonora Crackers

Hayden Flour Mill, Crackers White Sonora, 6.5 Ounce
  • No hydrogenated fats or high fructose corn syrup allowed in any food
  • No bleached or bromated flour
  • No synthetic nitrates or nitrites

The Hayden flour mill are pleasantly sturdy crackers that come with a salty, nutty, and slightly sweet tasting. This is a great addition to any cheese board. The Hayden White Sonora are wheat crackers that pair really well with spreads and soft cheeses.

Hayden flour mill has chosen to keep their crackers simple so you can also taste the grain. Heritage grains also have a great flavor all on their own - and here's your proof. This is a family business that's devoted to giving you the freshest and most flavorful cracker varieties of wheat.

7. Alessi Autentico Italian Crispy Breadsticks

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Ines Rosales Tortas de Aceite Anise Crisps (6, individually wrapped)
  • ★ Individually wrapped a fusion of Andalusian gastronomy. Your senses will be delighted...
  • ★ 6 hand-patted, baked cookies these delicious, delicate pastries are baked with anise...
  • ★ Sprinkled with anise and sugar all-natural, and made with extra virgin olive oil and...
  • ★ Made in Sevilla by Ines Rosales All Natural, Kosher, Non-GMO, Dairy Free , Vegan, No...
  • ★ Individually wrapped a fusion of Andalusian gastronomy. Your senses will be delighted...

These are thin, crispy Grissini breadsticks that are low fat made with Extra virgin olive oil. These breadsticks give you a rustic-yet-elegant cheese display.

This is definitely an impressive centerpiece, especially when presented upright using a tall glass. Alternatively, you can wrap them with a Prosciutto di Parma and then serve them alongside some olives and aged Italian cheeses for a perfect spread that's Mediterranean-inspired.

8. Stonewall Kitchen Sea Salt Crackers

Stonewall Kitchen Sea Salt Crackers, 5 oz
  • Superior hand cut sea salt crackers
  • Atlantic harvested sea salt adds a clearly unique taste
  • Brings out the best flavors of cheeses
  • Coarse sea salt distinguished by the subtle flavors of trace minerals from the sea
  • Made in the USA

If you prefer doing dips or soft cheeses, here's a sturdy that gives you a mild flavor and a great crunch to work with. It's definitely not bland, making it the ideal cracker for any spread that's flavor-packed. 

These delicious Sea salt crackers are of superior quality, crispy and distinctly subtle in flavors. Still, you can definitely trace the minerals from its coarse sea salt that's baked right into the cracker. These also taste amazing in soups, can be paired with any cheese. Of course, you can also just enjoy them right from the box.

9. Carr's Crackers, Whole Grain/ Whole Wheat Crackers

Carr's Crackers, Whole Grain Crackers, Party Snacks, Whole Wheat, 7oz Box, pack of 6
  • Delicious crackers with an earthy flavor and delicate crunch for a satisfying bite every...
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  • Made with quality ingredients for excellent taste and texture; Non-GMO Project Verified:...
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  • A 4.25-ounce box containing Carr's Whole Wheat Crackers; Packaged for freshness and great...

This is a choice that straddles right between a cracker and a cookie. Carr’s whole wheat crackers are much thicker than a lot of varieties (they look quite similar to a digestive biscuit).

These wheat cracker have a delicate, honey-like sweetness that reminds you of graham crackers. You can serve them with oozy baked Bries, a range of blues or creamy chèvre. You'd particularly love to eat this cracker with a Cambozola!

10. Urban Oven Artisan Crackers

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These Urban Oven artisan crackers were once known as Starr Ridge crackers. They are rich and buttery with a distinct nutty, sweet flavor. This cracker gives you an excellent crunch which is oh-so-delicious. It's also relatively thick with that hearty olive oil flavor, that's especially good with aged cheeses such as Cheddar, Gruyère, Gouda and Comte. Make sure to keep your Comte in the fridge until right before you're ready to serve.

11. Keebler Town House Crackers

These are definitely a classic. They are 'light and buttery.' You'd probably like them even more for their super-tender texture with a salty exterior. This cracker has a perfect flavored, poppable size -perfect for late-night snacking.

These savory crisps are inspired by specialty flatbreads that you'd love for dipping, dunking, and topping. You can easily taste the wheat, sea salt and olive oil in every crispy bite-size crunch.

12. Effie's Homemade Recipe Oatcakes

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Oatcakes - Effie's Homemade (3 pack), 7.2 ounce
  • Slightly sweet and seductively salty, with a masa-flour corn flavor and cornmeal crunch,...
  • A biscuit for tea ... a cracker with cheese ... a cookie as a light and tasty snack.
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These are lightly sweet, classic tea biscuits that go a long way back from a fourth-generation family recipe. Effie's homemade original oatcakes are buttery and crispy with layers of toasted oats. You can enjoy these oatcakes on their own or pair them with your favorite peanut butter or jam, or literally any cheese slice -ranging from Blue to Bries.

13. Hazelnut Cranberry Raincoast Crisps

We can all agree that fruits and cheese are really killing it in the combos section. For example, the Hazelnut Cranberry Raincoast crisps are studded with dried hazelnuts and cranberries, making each bite super crunchy for a great balance with cheese.

This is a great way to make it through the winter and holiday season. The Hazelnut Cranberry Raincoast Crisps pairs really well with St. André, aged cheddar, Brie, Emmental, Cabot Wickedly Habanero or Cabot Smokey Bacon Cheddar.

14. Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thin Cracker Crisps, Hint of Sea Salt

Blue Diamond Almonds Nut Thins Cracker Crisps, Hint of Sea Salt, 4.25 Ounce
  • Contains 1 - 4.25 ounce box
  • Crunchy cracker made with almonds
  • 3 grams of protein per serving
  • No cholesterol and no saturated fat
  • Gluten-free, Certified Kosher

For anyone who's on the hunt for a gluten-free option that you can add to your cheeseboard, these are salty bites made from rice flour and almond flour that also come with some nutty flavor. These gluten-free crackers go a long way, especially when paired with a delicious slice of cheese for a gluten-free snack experience. Even then, it's still guaranteed to blow your mind.

These crackers are available in either the regular or family size option. If you have a savory craving that just won't quit, you can always reach for these Nut Thins by Blue Diamond. These nut and rice crackers also taste pretty great on their own and are still delicious when paired with dips, cheese spreads, and so much more. They are perfect for serving on your charcuterie (meat and cheese tray) for snacking, and you can be sure that the whole family will love to eat.

15. Sesame and Sea Salt Thins Crackers

Wasa Flatbread Thins Crackers, Sesame and Sea Salt, 6.7 Ounce
  • Offers a delicate crunch and great flavor through the combination of sesame seeds and sea...
  • Thin crispbread with a hearty nutritious crunch
  • 8g of whole grains per serving and provides 25% of the USDA's daily recommended allowance...
  • Great as a snack, or as a complement to spreads, cheeses, soups, or salads

These flatbreads have stayed true to their distinct salty sesame taste. They'd make a great snack to eat with a little cream cheese or plenty- no one's judging.

16. Ka-Me Gluten Free Rice Crackers, Original

Ka-Me Gluten Free Rice Crackers, Original, 3.5 Ounce
  • Traditional Japanese snack food
  • Great enjoyed on their own, or served with cheese or dips
  • Gluten free
  • Product of Thailand

Popularly known as Rice Sembei in Japan, these rice crackers are one of the most popular traditional Japanese snacks. Ka-Me rice crackers are made using jasmine rice, giving them a distinct aroma and flavor that's subtly seasoned with some contemporary spices and traditional Asian flavors. These rice crackers don't contain any artificial colors or flavors and are gluten-free certified and non-GMO verified.

The original Ka-Me rice cracker can be had on its own or served with dips and cheeses or dips. Making them perfect for a light eat and perfect for entertaining all kinds of guests since they're also gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Best Crackers for Cheese

1. What's usually included on a charcuterie board?

The most important elements on a charcuterie (meat and cheese) board are meats, different kinds of cheeses, sweet accompaniments, savory accompaniments, and different kinds of crackers. Cheeses could include a variety of hard and soft cheese or cheeses that are made from different animal kinds of milk (specifically cow, sheep, or goat)

Charcuterie is a popular french word that's used to describe a variety of cured or cold cooked meats. When served on these board, they're often served alongside some cheese, crackers and bread.

2. What goes great with cheese and crackers?

  • Nuts and apples go really well with Cheddar.
  • Peanut butter, fruit (apple slices), Cinnamon go really well with sharp Cheddar.
  • You can always do a hot dog while at it, shredded cheese, ketchup, mustard and relish.
  • Bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, mayo and tomatoes

Genelia


Welcome to my blog RetroKitchenAppliances. I am Genelia and I live here in Budapest. Passionate about cooking, kitchen technology, and appliances since childhood, I have planned to start with this blog where I can share my passion with the world. Hopefully, you will find the articles, tips, reviews, and buying guides here helpful.

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