Thanksgiving is less than a few weeks away! With November just beginning, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! I recently wrote an article for my friends at Organic Valley about prepping for Thanksgiving day. You can read it here, it has a ton of great tips on things you can prep up to 48 hours in advance! Prepping can help make Thanksgiving day a bit more relaxed so you can spend time with friends and family.
One of my tips is creating a cheeseboard the day before that is prepped and ready to pull out of the fridge on Thanksgiving day when people start bothering you for snacks! A cheeseboard is something that can be easily prepped the day before with cheese, olives, and fruits. It just needs to be wrapped in plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out and keep it stored in the fridge. On turkey day, just pull that baby out and add some crackers and it’s ready to go!
This type of appetizer is something that my mom and grandma made for literally every single holiday! It’s very nostalgic for me, and it’s also such an easy appetizer to make. I love a cheeseboard because you can easily snack, and there’s always something for everyone. Make sure you pick up some Organic Valley Grassmilk Raw Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Organic Prairie Uncured Beef Summer Sausage, as this recipe won’t be the same without these! I cannot tell you how amazing this summer sausage is guys, seriously. And the grassmilk cheese is unreal, all of Organic Valley’s grassmilk products are truly some of my faves and make a difference in taste as far as buying this versus just another cheese. Get the recipe below for my Thanksgiving Cheeseboard.
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Thanksgiving CheeseboardDifficulty: Easy
This simple Thanksgiving Cheeseboard is filled with fruits, veggies, meat, cheese, and crackers for an easy appetizer that everyone will enjoy.
- Slice summer sausage and cheeses into ¼-inch thick slices.
- Place olives in a small bowl and place on a cheese board, cutting board, or platter.
- Arrange sausage and cheese prettily on the cheese board.
- Add grapes and broccoli, and leave a small space for the crackers.
- Wrap the board with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge.
- Before serving, remove from the fridge and add the crackers.
- Gluten Free – Use gluten free crackers.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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