A Holiday Cheese Board is one of the easiest and most welcoming things you can set out for your guests during this festive season. So why do so many of us get so overwhelmed? Which cheeses should you choose for a holiday cheese tray? And how do you make it look pretty?
Fear not, my friends. I used to break a full sweat when creating cheese boards. But with a little bit of planning and visualization, you can make a Perfect Holiday Cheese Board that you’ll be proud of.
The Firm Cheeses
The Soft Cheeses
How to Assemble the Perfect Holiday Cheese Board
First, anchor your cheeses to the board. For interest, cut the firm cheeses into slices, wedges and cubes. Leave the soft cheeses intact.
Next, place any containers of jams, honey, nuts or candies down. For this Holiday Cheese Board, I used chocolate-covered espresso beans, raw honey and fig jam.
Then, arrange crackers, flatbreads and baguette slices on the board. Have fun with various shapes and textures.
Finally, fill in the remaining negative space with seasonal fruits and herbs for pops of color. On this board, you’ll find persimmons, cranberries, pomegranate and red grapes.
Building this Holiday Cheese Board is only half the fun. The other half is actually eating it! So open a few bottles of wine, set out your beautiful creation and let the celebrations begin.
And when you make your own board, I’d love to hear about it! Drop a rating or leave a comment below. Enjoy!
For more holiday appetizer ideas, try these:
- Apple Butter Baked Brie Puff Pastry Twists
- Cranberry Brie Tartlets using Crescent Rolls
- Polenta Rounds with Pesto Chicken & Roasted Red Peppers
For more cheese boards, try these:
How to Make a Perfect Holiday Cheese Board
- Place cheeses down on the board.
- Arrange containers of honey, jams, nuts and accompaniments.
- Arrange crackers, flatbreads and sliced baguettes around the cheeses and accompaniments.
- Fill in the remaining spaces with fruits and herbs.