My mom pretty much made a cheeseboard for every single holiday growing up. They weren’t as trendy as they are now, but I guess my mom was ahead of the trend. I just loved them because they had delicious snacks like cheese, meat, fruit, and nuts that I could snack on all the way up until dinner.
There are so many different ways you can put together a Holiday Cheeseboard. But, you can literally do whatever you want – and that is part of the fun! While I can provide you with recipes for cheeseboards and charcuterie boards, I hope I am just giving you ideas. You always can use whatever you like or whatever you have on hand, that is part of what is so amazing and versatile about these kinds of recipes!
Tips for Making the Best Holiday Cheeseboard
• Use ingredients that you love! This part is so simple guys. Everyone has a favorite cheese, meat, or fruit – it doesn’t matter what it is, you can add whatever you want! My favorite cheese and meats are usually from Organic Valley, but there are also other amazing organic options out there to fill up your cheeseboard.
• You can prep most of the board the day before. If you want to slice cheese and meat, you can definitely do that a day ahead. I just recommend that you either wrap the board very well with plastic wrap so the meat and cheese don’t dry out. Or, you can even slice everything and put it in a Tupperware and just assemble the board the next day. Having the ingredients sliced can be very helpful!
• I use red and green grapes here to give off some holiday vibes. But, you can use other festive colored fruits or veggies like – strawberries, raspberries, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, and more.
• If you want to add a dip to this cheeseboard, I would recommend using my Dill Dip recipe – it’s so good!
Makes 4 to 6 servings
1 jar organic green olives
8 ounces Organic Valley Rack Jack Style Cheese
8 ounces Organic Valley Raw Mild Cheddar Cheese
12 ounces Organic Prairie Summer Sausage
1 box organic crackers
2 cups organic green grapes
2 cups organic red grapes
organic fresh rosemary, for garnish
Place olives in a small bowl. Add to a large paddle cutting board.
Slice cheese and sausage. Arrange on the cutting board.
Fill in with crackers and grapes, and add rosemary for garnish.
Gluten Free — Use gluten free crackers.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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