How to make a gorgeous Valentine’s chocolate and cheese board that’s perfect for a party or just right for a night-in.

It’s Valentine’s Day and this is a great way to celebrate. Chocolate and cheese go so well together and this board is all that and more.

Half of the fun of a cheese board is stacking up your crackers with different combinations of cheese, fruit, and condiments. My favorite is always a cracker with cheese plus an apple slice, a little bit of whole grain mustard, and just a drizzle of jam or honey. You’ve got to try it stacked up just like that. And trust me on the mustard even if you don’t normally like mustard. I’ve converted many-a-friend to this combo – even the mustard haters. It’s just a well-balanced bite that will leave your taste buds singing!

The fun of this board is that it has chocolate-covered strawberries and chocolate fondue included for dipping. Both feel like classic Valentine’s desserts that you’ll have so much fun eating along with that cheese.

Easy, no-bake, party perfect, and SO great to eat. This board was HUGE and I took it to our weekly moms play date (the kids are there too, but it’s really for the moms!) and we devoured it. Feel free to scale down as needed.

Don’t feel like you have to have everything I have to make a cheese board! Pick up a few new cheeses, a variety of crackers, and some fun seasonal treats and get to laying out that spread.

Tips and Tricks for Making a Valentine’s Day Cheese Board

  • There’s no wrong way to cheese board! That’s the beauty of it. You can add just about anything you’d like (such as nuts, meat, or pickled veggies) or take off anything you don’t like.
  • Thomas bought these very inexpensive cheese knives for my stocking one Christmas, and I love them! I use a few nice boards and these knives over and over again.
  • Variety is fun! Add what you like and leave off what you don’t, but try to have a nice variety to make things interesting.
  • I get most of these cheeses at the little town next to me or Costco. Don’t feel like you need to have some great cheese knowledge to pull off a cheese board. Stick with what you like! I usually include a cheese with fruit in it, a sharp cheddar, a smoked Gouda, and then something new to me. Don’t over complicate things; good cheese doesn’t have to be unpronounceable or a million dollars a pound.
  • Bring in colors and shapes and seasonal goodies to make the holiday the star of the cheese board. For this Valentine’s Day board, use heart-shaped bowls, chocolate-covered strawberries, and things that are red and pink in color.

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Valentine’s Chocolate and Cheese Board


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: Serves 12-15

Description

How to make a gorgeous Valentine’s Day chocolate and cheese board that’s perfect for a party or just right for a night in.


Ingredients

  • cheese – I used aged Cheddar (I used a white Seriously Sharp from Cabot), Swiss, pepper Jack, medium cheddar, and a little hunk of leftover blueberry goat cheese
  • peach jalapeno jam
  • whole grain mustard
  • assorted crackers (I love Milton crackers for cheese boards – great gluten-free crackers, too)
  • chocolate fondue 
  • fruit such as sliced apples, strawberries, blueberries, or bananas
  • things to dip in chocolate fondue such as angel food cake, pretzels, marshmallows, pound cake, gummy bears
  • Valentine’s sweets such as heart-shaped gummies, individual chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries, cookies
  • board
  • cheese knives

Instructions

  1. Place your cheeses on your board. Feel free to pre-slice one or two of the cheeses if you desire.
  2. Place condiments (jam and mustard) in small serving bowls (bonus points if the dishes are festive or heart-shaped!) and place on board.
  3. Place the chocolate fondue opposite of the condiments
  4. Place crackers and cheese accompaniments around the cheeses.
  5. Place fondue dippables around the chocolate.
  6. Add fruit and chocolate-covered strawberries.
  7. Fill in the gaps with candies and other treats.
  8. Garnish with candies and small seasonal items.
  9. Serve right away.

Notes

  • Thomas bought these very inexpensive cheese knives for my stocking one Christmas, and I love them! I use a few nice boards and these knives over and over again.
  • Find heart-shaped bowls and treats as well as treats that are traditional Valentine’s colors (like reds and pinks) to make everything feel more festive.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Valentine's, cheese, cheese board, charcuterie, chocolate, easy desserts, chocolate desserts, Valentine's appetizer ideas

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If this is new to you, I’d love to hear any questions, comments, or concerns that you might have! I’m all ears.

Enjoy from my kitchen to yours and happy cheese-eating, friends!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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