Jazz up your parties with an easy cheese board filled with fruit and snacks. Best of all you can make this easy cheese board in minutes. It's perfect for entertaining and backyard barbecues. They're beautiful, impressive and requires no cooking.
Why you'll love this cheese board idea
- One stop shop - I bought all the ingredients from my local Trader Joes. That said, you can find similar items at your local grocery store! I'd opt for the largest store around for more choices.
- Variety, variety, variety - I personally love variety when I eat and so does my family! You can offer almost anything you want when creating your fruit and cheese platter.
- No cooking required- I'ts hard enough getting your home ready for a get together plus preparing meals. This makes an easy appetizer for a crowd.
I'm not a charcuterie board expert by any means, but I do know what I like and I love to put things together.
How to assemble a cheese board
First off, lets start with the basics. The board. Lots of folks like to use wood, but I personally love marble. I use this $20 pastry board. Here's why:
- It's easy to clean and dries fast
- Keeps food cooler (a huge tip how I do this below)
Next head to the store to pick up the goods. I try to buy everything from one store to make my life easy. First, I look around to see what fresh fruit is available. The fresh fruit in this board are blueberries, strawberries and apricots.
Next, I choose my cheeses. For those with more adventurous palates, I'd grab a mix of different textured cheeses (soft, hard, and crumbly). I usually pick 3 types of cheeses. This will please all different types of tastes and makes it visually appealing. For this party however, my guests consisted of 6 adults and 7 kids(under the age of 6) as my guests. As much as I love some stinky cheeses, I opted out and chose blueberry goat cheese, apricot Stilton cheese, and dill Havarti. That said, start early, exposing kids to all different types of foods young helps be less picky!
Finally to complete my board I pick my dried items. For this board I chose cheese cheddar sticks, brioche toasts, figs and olive crisps, and pita bite crackers. I also grabbed some candied pecans and mandarins.
Some good options are salami and prosciutto. The candied pecans paired with salami is amazing!
- Choose food your guests or family will enjoy. As much as I love the look of fancy meats and cheeses, I find them untouched at the end of the day. After all, why choose something no one will eat? I'ts super important to gauge your audience when serving these types of plates in my opinion.
- Use a flat ice pack under the cheese board to keep food cool and fresh
- What fruits are good with cheese?
- Raspberry and Cream Cheese
- Apple and Cheddar
- Watermelon and Feta
- Peach and Burrata
- Pear and Brie
- What meats goes with a cheeseboard?
- Add some cured meats with the cheeseboard if you like. My favorites are salami and prosciutto
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Easy Cheese Board
- Marble Board
- 1 cup Strawberries
- ½ cup Blueberries
- 6 Apricot
- 1 Blueberry Goat Cheese
- 1 Havarti Cheese With Dill
- 1 White Stilton With Apricots
- ¼ cup Mandarin Dried Oranges
- 1 cup Candied Pecans
- 1 box Cheese Cheddar Sticks
- 6 pieces Brioche Toasts
- 12 pieces Figs and Olive Crisps
- 12 pieces Raisin Rosemary Crisps
- 12 pieces Pita Bite Crackers
- ½ package Uncured Applewood Smoked Salami
- ½ package Sliced Prosciutto
- ¼ cup Turkish Figs