You don’t need a fancy slate or wooden board to build a beautiful cheese board. A simple sheet pan is a perfect base to assemble a delicious work of art for a get-together with friends and family. While there are no “rules” in building a cheese board there are a few good tips to keep in mind – a variety of shapes, colors, and textures will make it visually interesting and a variety of flavors will give your guests a lot to choose from.
I’ve listed out everything I used to build my cheese board. Depending on the store you shop at you may not find the exact same items, so use this as a guide to get you started and have fun making your cheese board!
Listed below are the items I used to build my cheese plate and I’ve included the photo as a visual guide. For each group (i.e. cheese, crackers, etc) I’ve listed the components starting at the top left of the cheese board going left to right.
- Wensley Dale with Cranberry
- Cheddar and Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread
- Rosemary Topped Goat Cheese
- Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese
- Gorgonzola Wedge
- Sliced Gouda
- Red Pepper Sesame Crackers
- Water Crackers
- Small Square Crackers
- Thin Crunchy Bread Sticks
- Genoa Salami
- Hard Salami
- Marinated Artichoke Hearts and Cherry Peppers
- Black and Green Olives
- Dried Apricots
- Mixed Roasted Nuts
- Dried Cranberries
- Place the anything in a bowl on the sheet pan first leaving space in between each. Follow with all the cheese wedges.
- Line-up the sliced cheese along the edges of the sheet pan.
- Tuck the sliced meats in between the bowls and cheese wedges. Fill-in space with the different crackers.
- Fill the nooks and crannies with mixed nuts and dried fruit.
- Category: Appetizers