This post is sponsored by Castello. All comments and opinions are my own.

Valentine’s Day is only a couple of days away. Instead of spending the evening in a crowded restaurant, why not treat your sweetie to a special celebration from the comfort of your own home?!

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at home is a fantastic way to save some moolah and you don’t have to share your night with a bunch of strangers! Just stop by Publix and pick up a few items and you are on your way to a romantic dinner that’s easy on the wallet and simple to prepare.

With a tasty cheese board on the menu, there’s no need to sacrifice romance to save money. You can make the day special by customizing the cheese board using all the ingredients that you love. There’s no recipe to follow and no cooking is required. Simply arrange your favorite foods on a big tray or a large plate and let the fun begin!

While there’s no right or wrong when it comes to building a cheese board,  I can give you a couple of tips to make yours as successful as possible. The first tip is to choose quality cheeses, like Castello cheeses. Castello offers a variety of cheeses from indulgently creamy, to curiously crumbly and even surprisingly sharp. With so many options it may be hard to narrow it down! When making a cheese board meant for two people, the ideal number of cheeses to include is two. As you can see on my board above, I just couldn’t decide and went above and beyond, adding THREE Castello cheeses to my cheese board.

Next, you want to include various food pairings that complement your cheese choices. I like to include some sweet and savory options and those with various textures. Fruits, nuts and sliced meats are always a nice addition to a cheese board. Just choose the things you love and don’t forget about crackers, breads and other vehicles to help you enjoy those tasty cheeses.

While not part of the actual cheese board, the final tip is to make sure there is something available to wet your whistle. Wine is always a great choice for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration, but if it’s not your thing…a good craft beer can also work very well with a cheese board. Choose what speaks to you and then kick back and enjoy a romantic night with your Valentine!

Publix has everything you need to create the ultimate cheese board for your next date night. Find a huge selection of delicious Castello cheeses in the specialty cheese case at your neighborhood Publix store. Be sure to clip the big coupon from the recent February 10th newspaper coupon insert and save $2 on your favorite variety the next time you shop.

$2/1 Castello Specialty Cheese Item 2/10 SS (exp 3/31)

Use the savings to get any of these cheeses at a super price –

  • Castello Gouda Round
  • Castello Havarti Creamy
  • Castello Double Crème Blue
  • Castello Traditional Danish Blue Wedge
  • Castello Aged Havarti
  • Castello Vintage Havarti
  • Castello Extra Creamy Danish Blue Wedge
  • Castello Crumbled Blue