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All Things Cheese Boards

Ingredient options and things Katy loves for building delicious cheese boards. Pick your favorites!
Prep Time20 mins
Assembly15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, French, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: bread, breakfast, charcuterie, cheese, crackers, dips, fruit, nuts, olives, sweet and salty, Veggies

Equipment

  • large wooden board, cutting boards work great
  • small condiment bowls
  • cheese knives
  • small tongs

Materials

ALL THE CHEESES

  • hard cheeses manchego, parmigiano-reggiano, white cheddar, edam
  • aged cheeses aged cheddar, gouda, gruyere
  • soft cheeses brie, boursin, cambozola, blue, goat, camembert

SWEET STUFF

  • stone fruits sliced
  • berries rinsed and dried, whole
  • kiwi sliced or halved
  • apples sliced
  • dried fruits figs, apricots, cranberries, raisins,
  • grapes multiple varieties and colors
  • fruit spreads blueberry, fig, sweet and spicy
  • dark chocolate covered almonds or any chocolate covered nut
  • candied ginger
  • honey roasted cashews
  • honey in small bowl with spoon
  • honeycomb
  • fruit butters apple, fig, pear

SALTY STUFF

  • nuts any kind, flavored and plain
  • olives castelvetrano, green cerignola, kalamata, caper berries,
  • charcuterie prosciutto, jamon iberico, sopressata, pepperoni, salami
  • crackers variety of color and shape
  • sliced bread
  • dips hummus, spinach & artichoke, cheese spreads, bruschetta, olive tapenade
  • quick pickled veggies cucumber, red onion, carrots, celery
  • pepper antipasto from a jar or grocery store olive bar
  • baby tomatoes vine on, if you can find them
  • pickles gerkins, small dills, sweet and spicy
  • mustard in small bowl with spoon
  • roasted beets
  • snack mixes trail mix, nut mixes

FILLERS & GARNISH

  • edible flowers you'll find these near the pre-packed herbs
  • baby apples
  • rosemary sprigs
  • basil
  • sweet peppers small
  • preserved lemons

Instructions

  • Start by positioning your cheese on your board. Make sure they are cut into different sizes and shapes for a visually appealing board.
  • If you are using Charcuterie place it next. Fold the meats in different patterns (half, quarters, rolled, etc.) to add height and save space for other ingredients.
  • Next place larger items like individual bowls of dips and spreads.
  • Add fruit, veggies and crackers in between the cheese and larger items.
  • Fill in remaining smaller spaces with your fillers & garnish items to cover all empty spaces on your board.

Notes

You really can't go wrong with a cheese board when entertaining. Play around with flavors, textures, and temperatures and you're sure to create a beautiful and delicious display!
Cut and prep all cheese, fruit, veggies, etc. the night before your event and store it in zip top bags in the refrigerator for a quick, stress free set-up and party experience.