Say Cheese – cheeseboard tags

March 10, 2011 by post tags
We all know that Nicola is our in-house foodie, but let me tell you here at Seven Swans we are on cloud nine when we bite into something delicious. Lovely fat black olives, bruschetta with ripe tomatoes, basil and ground black pepper, juicy slices of watermelon with feta … Oh my toes are curling even just thinking about it! But my all-time favourites must be chunky slices of camembert or brie. Served with fresh ciabatta and cherry tomato jam or even on its own, I’m not bothered, I will love it anyway!
Since today is DIY Thursday we have come up with two lovely ideas for you to jazz up your next party’s cheese platter (and since lovely cheeses don’t need much jazzing up, these are really simple and easy to do yourself!).
Idea 1: Cut ribbon into about 12 cm long strips and for added pizzazz make sure you cut the ends swallow tailed. Tie these around a sosatie stick and voilà, you have your own mini cheese flags. The best part is that you can make this in any colour scheme or pattern to suit your party theme.
Idea 2: Label your cheese platter by printing the free printable we have made specially for our Pretty Blog readers. Cut the circles out along the edges and stick to a sosatie stick using cellotape. You can even print them on coloured paper or use smooth white for a more sophisticated feel.

Please leave a Reply or Comment

22 Responses to “Say Cheese – cheeseboard tags”

  1. Gaelan @ Uschi and Kay March 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    This is a cute idea. I put ribbon flags on my cakes all the time, but I’ve never thought about using them for cheese.

  2. Susan March 10, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    I’m decorating the cheese buffet for my cousin’s wedding, and these will come in very handy! Love them. Thanks Anelle.

  3. hermien April 1, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Ons verkneuter ons altyd in die skeppende insette van Seven Swans op die Pretty Blog. Die kaas-etikette (in die stylvolle skrif )pryk eersdaags op ons brood/kaastafel ! Dankie vir die pragtige praktiese wenke!

  4. trashmaster46 July 8, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    These are really cute – thanks!

  5. Niki August 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Beautiful idea – just keep in mind cheddar is spelt with an ‘a’ and not an ‘e’ at the end. :)

  6. Anelle August 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi Niki, thanks for letting us know! I will quickly upload a new file!

  7. Aimee November 24, 2014 at 4:44 am #

    I know you posted this quite a long time ago, but can you tell me what font you used? I love the tags and would like to make a couple that aren’t part of the printables. Thanks!

    • Migneon Marais November 24, 2014 at 11:03 am #

      Hi dearest Aimee,

      Thank you so much for your support & your interest in our posts :)
      The designer was Anelle, from Seven Swans Stationery, you are more than welcome to contact her wit your request :)
      As this is the designer’s own project, you’ll have to be in contact with her :)

      I hope this finds you well ;)
      Love x

  8. Priscilla December 23, 2014 at 2:37 am #

    These tags are super helpful, besides they are really cute.
    Thanks! I love them :)

  9. Donna February 2, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    How do I get the free printable circles?

    • Migneon Marais February 3, 2015 at 11:35 am #

      Hi Donna,

      Click on the option that says “Download DIY” (on the right hand underneath the header of the article) you’ll be able to select the file & download it from there.



  1. 5 SIMPLE STEPS TO A GREAT CHEESE PLATE » at altitude - October 9, 2012

    […] Source: The Pretty Blog, Whit & Whistle, […]


Romance in Rome


A perfect picnic


Yummi – Watch this Bakery!


The Bold Bohemian


Beef carpaccio with mustard & parmesan sauce


Kitchen-Tea Recipe Printouts with a touch of Marsala


Red, romantic and strikingly modern

janel yolandthe-pretty-blog-recipe_1246-585x917

Versatile, warm and on trend – add a touch of Marsala to your home this season


A Celebration on the Sidewalk


Marsala Men’s Boutonniere DIY