Thanks for joining Sarah and me for Meatless Monday today. Tis the season for entertaining! My new easy and delicious party staple is the amazing Cheese Board. Everyone loves to snack on them and they are easily customizable. With just a few minutes of prep, you can wow your guests with a Pinterest Worthy Cheese Board.
How To Create A Pinterest Worthy Cheese Board
Start out with a great canvas. I like to use a marble board like this one below however any large platter will do.
Add 4-6 types of cheese with varying textures (hard and soft) and tastes (mild and sharp). I always like to include a Brie because everyone loves Brie. Cheeses flavored with seasonal items like cranberries juxtaposed with a spicy flavored cheese wins over everyone.
Pile on all the crackers. I like to mix in some breadsticks for visual effect and a combo of square and round crackers. A blend of rice crackers and wheat crackers works well for those with any gluten free requirements.
Sweet and salty is a fabulous combination and all great cheese boards also have some sweet fruits such as grapes, apples or pears.
Now it’s time for a little crunch and texture. Mixed nuts, olives and snack mix are tasty additions that everyone loves to snack on. If you want to get a little daring, add some chocolate covered almonds or cashews as I did here. Really anything goes that you have in your pantry.
In just a few minutes time you have a Pinterest Worthy Cheese Board your family and friends will gobble up. Now all you need is some great red and white wine to pair with it but that’s a whole other post isn’t it?!
Tell me-are you hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah this year? What are some of your go to appetizers to serve to friends and family?