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Feeding a crowd can be a big job, especially at Christmas when you have a long to-do list and limited time. One treat that always keeps the assembled masses happy is a quality cheeseboard. We spoke with Sarah from Kingsgate Preserves to get some insider tips on pairing their luxury preserves with a range of cheeses to suit everyone’s tastes.

Infused in balsamic vinegar, with a hint of orange and cinnamon, Kingsgate’s award-winning Balsamic Fig is rich and indulgent with a delicate tangy finish. Perfectly matched with mild goats cheese, Manchego, vintage Gouda or even a classic cheddar.

Alternatively, if you’re keen on a stronger cheese such as Brie or Stilton, then Cranberry Noir is the ideal addition to your cheeseboard. A richly fruity preserve with a tart kick and a mellow finish of festive spices. The cranberries are mulled in Pinot Noir red wine with Christmas spices to give a fantastic festive flavour.

The Gooseberry Pickle is an all-rounder which works well when paired with a strong cheddar, cold meats or even a turkey curry on Boxing Day!

Kingsgate Preserves are available from a range of local outlets including Hammerton Store, Park Shop and Gourmet Cheese Co. in Aberdeen. Stock up this Christmas to impress the foodies in your life and make hosting friends and family an absolute breeze...