July 16, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

MSU Hospitality Learning Center

Race to the Perfect Cheese Board

A perfect cheese board is a rare yet beautiful sight to behold (and eat). Join cheese pro John Greeley as he talks about the five elements of an exceptional cheese board: accompaniments, condiments, floral or natural fauna, nuts and olives, and, of course, cheese. You’ll learn about different types of cheese and how to optimize your pairings.

Then you’ll split into small teams and race to build the best cheese board from provided samples. Do you have what it takes to be a cheese board master? You’ll be judged on presentation and creativity. On your mark, get set, cheese!



  • John Greeley
  • Gourmet Foods International
  • La Bonne Vie