Learn How To Make A Festive Canadian Cheese Board With Canadian Cheese Ambassador, David Beaudoin


This isn’t your average Canadian cheese board. David shares his trade secrets, so you can impress your family and friends with home-made candied pecans, crostini’s, caramel popcorn, candied ginger and more!

By DFC - PLC, Communications Team
How to make a cheese platter with David Beaudoin


Download a copy of David Beaudoin's specially curated recipes and step by step instructions to follow along, or preview some of his recipes below! 

1. Caramel Popcorn 


10 cups of popped popcorn 

1 cup brown sugar 

½ cup of Maple Syrup 

½ cup butter  

½ tsp sea salt 

½ tsp baking soda 

1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract 

Optional 1 cup of peanuts or almonds 


Step 1: Make 10 cups of popcorn 

Step 2: Preheat oven to 250F (130C)

Step 3: Mix brown sugar, maple syrup, butter and salt in a heavy saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. 

Step 4: Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well. 

Step 5: Pour syrup over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly. At this time, you can add almonds or peanuts if you desire 

Step 6: Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been layered with melted butter. 

Step 7: Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container. 

2. Herb & Garlic Fresh Cheese ball 


150 g of fresh Cheese (fromage frais) spreadable 

1 cup of mixed fresh herbs 

2 garlic cloves 


Step 1: in a mixing bowl, mix ½ cup of fresh herbs and 1 minced garlic clove with the fresh cheese 

Step 2: on a plate lay out the rest of the fresh herbs and minced garlic clove, and roll the cheese ball to cover the outside of the cheese ball 

Step 3: Place on your festive cheese board with a spreadable knife 

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