We’re less than a week away from a lot of the family holiday get-togethers that are going to occur! It’s always so stressful trying to pick and choose what you want to bring with you to a holiday party, so I decided to help you out with showing you how to make my favorite — a cheese board!
Now if you’re a Pinterest lover like I am…you’ve seen a ton of “how-tos” for how to create the perfect cheese board and it can be super intimidating. But the cheese board that I’ve created for you took me less than 15 minutes to put together…I actually did it on my lunch break at work!
Taking photos of the cheese board took more time than actually putting it together.
What did I include on my board?
- Similar Cheese Board (Similar one from Target)
- Small Wooden Bowl (Also from Target) (for olives)
- Similar silver Cheese knives (we’ve had ours forever, I am not sure where they are from)
I decided to choose 3 different kinds of cheese (All from Trader Joe’s):
I like to do a mix of 3 different kinds of cheese on my cheese board — one cheddar, one soft and one gouda. They tend to really be a hit with most people, so bringing these to a holiday party is IDEAL because everyone will be happy! This time I chose the following:
- A cheddar/gruyere mix
- Baked Lemon Ricotta (I had never heard of this, but it was a game-changer!)
If you cannot find this at your local store, I recommend going with a creamy Brie!
- 1000 Day Old Aged Gouda
What I paired with it:
(All from Trader Joe’s, except the grapes)
- Greek Olives
- Red Grapes
- Mandarin Oranges
- Pistachio Pomegranate Crakers
- Sea Salt Pita Crackers
- Rosemary Marcona Almonds
- Nut and Fruit Honey (THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!!!!) If you cannot find this, I highly recommend a fig jam or raspberry preserves!
How to organize your plate:
I like to put one cheese on each side and one in the middle and then fill in the blank spots with the olives, crackers, etc., so there is basically no board showing. It looks like it takes a lot of work, but it’s really the small details that make it look that way!
For example, I put a few of the green leaves from the mandarin oranges in the middle to fill in the blanks from the crackers and I cut the gouda so it looked a little crumbly. It really gives it a nice touch.
I promise this board will NOT disappoint your family!