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This classic cheese board has a little something for everyone! I like to fill my cheese boards with sweet, savory, and salty elements to round out the flavors and textures.

My favorite Classic Cheese Board


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: Serves 2-50

Description

This classic cheese board has a little something for everyone! I like to fill my cheese boards with sweet, savory, and salty elements to round out the flavors and textures.


Ingredients

  • cheeses – sharp cheddar, goat cheese, Jarlsberg, and Stiltons are great places to start
  • crackers – look for a wide variety of shapes and textures (some buttery, some seedy, etc.)
  • fruit – thinly sliced apples are always a great idea, and so are grapes
  • extras – seasonal fruit, dried fruit, nuts, and something fun (I have coconut chips on this one)
  • condiments – a whole grain mustard, some kind of jam, and honey are all musts
  • board – wood board, marble slab, cookie sheet, it all works
  • cheese knives

Instructions

  1. Arrange the cheeses first (the most important ingredient, after all), and then place the rest of the crackers, nuts, fruit, and other items around the cheese.
  2. Finish with a garnish (seasonal items, dried fruit, and even other organics like leaves, herbs, or whole apples work great), and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t think too much; just go for it and have fun.
  • When eating a cheese board, making flavor combos on your cracker is half the fun. Add cheese, mustard, a slice of apple, and a drizzle of honey to your cracker. The combinations are endless but half of the fun of eating from a cheese board.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American

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