Have a look at this post on Killing Thyme entitled “Cheese Boards: Let’s Appreciate.” Basically, her construction of the perfect cheese board combines all of my favourite foods in one platter of amazingness. It’s worth a look if you are planning for a party and want to serve a low-carb appetizer… or if you’re like me and would like to elevate your snacking a little bit beyond just breaking hunks off a log of cheddar you found at the back of the fridge.
With age (and over a decade of being an on-again, off-again smoker) my taste buds have definitely changed. I used to prefer only the mildest of mozzarella or even processed “cheese food”. Now, I can enjoy pungent bleus and crumbling, tart aged cheddar just as much as dessert-like cranberry-studded sweetened goat cheese. But my favourites will always exist in the “new” realm — whether on a low carb diet or not, a super mild and creamy blob of mascarpone or buffalo mozzarella is better than any dessert.