Holiday Cheese Board

Cheese Board Guide

  • Author: April @ Girl Gone Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


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.

Overhead shot of holiday cheese board


  • 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


  • Proscuitto
  • Genoa Salami
  • Coppa
  • Hard Salami

Bright Bites

  • Cornichons
  • Marinated Artichoke Hearts and Cherry Peppers
  • Black and Green Olives


  • Dried Apricots
  • Mixed Roasted Nuts
  • Dried Cranberries


  1. Place the anything in a bowl on the sheet pan first leaving space in between each. Follow with all the cheese wedges.
  2. Line-up the sliced cheese along the edges of the sheet pan.
  3. Tuck the sliced meats in between the bowls and cheese wedges. Fill-in space with the different crackers.
  4. Fill the nooks and crannies with mixed nuts and dried fruit.

  • Category: Appetizers