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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

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