How To Make A Cheese Board in 10 Minutes

Sunday, November 12, 2017
When we have the family get together these cheese, and meat boards are a family favorite.

The best things about cheeseboard appetizers are they can be perfect for snacking, before the big dinner or a special romantic evening.


I love to prepare a cheese board with some unique fruits, meats, cheeses and so much more.


Come take a look at these ideas and how easy they are to assemble.


Most of the time these Cheese, Meat and Fruit Tray Appetizers are eaten on a Sunday for us.


Paired off with a good bottle of our favorite Chianti wine, it's the best way to start off the day before a big meal.



This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include raw and washed fruits and vegetables





Fruits and Cheeses



I love to build a cheese board when fruits are in season.


Fresh berries, nuts, and cheeses go so well together.


I even like to place a bowl filled with assorted herb and garlic bread to go along with the cheese boards.


Get creative with what your family and friends like and prepare the board with various crunchy fresh vegetables.


Meats that are cooked like pepperoni, salami, and summer sausages are a perfect additions.



This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include





Rows and Rows



I like to separate the rows with lettuce or keep like foods together so the flavors don't touch each other.


There are several rows of different pick foods we love, sometimes I even do an all fish board with steamed shrimps, fried calamari, cheeses, and fruits.


You can get as creative as you build a board that everyone loves.



This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include



Holiday Time



During the Christmas, Easter or any Holiday we always have a large Antipasto Cheeseboard prepared.


Our Italian style cheese board will consist of mozzarella, lots of Italian sliced cooked deli meats, grape tomatoes, nuts, grapes and lots of assorted olives.


Sometimes we add some deviled eggs, meatballs and some roasted peppers.


It's not an Italian household without meatballs somewhere on our platters during the holidays.


Appetizers like these boards are so much fun to make.


We love to add grapes, crackers, gourmet style cheeses and sometimes even shelled nuts.


Roasted almonds, pistachios, and smoked nuts go great on these boards with fruits and cheeses.




This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include



Different Platters



I personally love to collect unusually shaped boards.


I order them online or find them even in thrift stores.


The boards that are wooden have some wonderful unique shapes and perfect to build a delicious looking board.


Everything you place on your board should have similar foods that compliment each other.


If you don't have a board you can quickly transform a beautiful glass or ceramic platter using some smaller filled ramekin bowls with olives and cheese to make a cheese board statement with it.


You can add some green leafy lettuce to set on the platter to make the whole presentation just look marvelous.




This is a cheese, wine, fruit, meats, beans, tuna, peppers, olives and board built or appetizer plate for Christmas Day  with all kinds of appetizers to include



These are many suggestions for building your wood serving boards:





Cheeses: mozzarella balls, extra sharp provolone, brie, extra sharp cheddar, Parmesan-coated with black pepper or espresso coated parmesan (in the photo), Swiss, Gouda or any kinds that are easily cut into slices and cubes for your boards.



Olives: black, crinkled black Italian olives, green pitted, Kalamata, pimento-stuffed, garlic stuffed, cream cheese stuffed, almond stuffed



Fruits and Jams: Rainier or Bing cherries, grapes, sliced melon cubes, cubed pineapple, sliced kiwi, figs, dates, orange sections, mango cubed, papaya, apple slices, pears, pomegranate, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, any flavored jams to spread



Vegetables: sliced or stuffed celery, carrots sticks, cauliflower or broccoli florets, pickled artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, grilled eggplant cubes, grape tomatoes, asparagus, string beans, sliced plum tomatoes, pepperoncini, long hots, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts stuffed, lettuce leaves to line the board with



Meats: dried oil sausage sliced, soppressata, salami, mortadella, pepperoni, prosciutto, hot capicola, miniature fried Italian meatballs



Beans and Nuts: chickpeas, lupine beans, black beans, cannellini beans or any kind you like, pistachios, hazelnuts, roasted almonds, pecans



Bread and crackers: any kind of crackers, garlic bread rounds, rustic Italian bread, breadsticks, garlic knots, bruschetta, arancini rice balls, 3 bean salad



Seafood: clams casino, shrimp and fried scallops, crab legs, lobster meat, calamari fried, oysters, escargot, tuna in olive oil, fried haddock bites, and other shellfish



Note Misc Specialty suggestions: stuffed mushrooms or pickled vegetables, deviled eggs, clams casino, stuffed long hots, loaded potato skins Italian style, fried mozzarella, fried zucchini blossoms or sticks, fried cauliflower, fried meatballs, mini calzones, mini pizza slices, caponata, mini quiche baked.



Vegetables: sliced or stuffed celery, carrots sticks, cauliflower or broccoli florets, pickled artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, grilled eggplant cubes, grape tomatoes, asparagus, string beans, sliced plum tomatoes, pepperoncini, long hots, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts stuffed, lettuce leaves to line the board with plastic wrap or use doilies.




pin for later cheese board ideas and all the ingredients




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Panzerotti (fried pizza recipe)
Cupcake Quiche
Panko Roasted Eggplant
Zucchini Pizza
stuffed fried dough
Zucchini Cupcake Appetizer
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2 comments

  1. I can just eat those appetizers as the dinner! They look mouthwatering, Claudia.

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  2. What a perfect way to start a special meal! I think I'll do this for our next dinner club!

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