How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com
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How to Make a Cheese Board

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How to Make a Cheese Board: Ideas, presentation and display. It’s all about trial and error, moving and adjusting, to make this easy appetizer something to be proud of.

How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com

On party day, or if hosting in our home for a holiday, my menu is ALWAYS something that can be quickly created, so I can allot time to decorate and prepare for the guests. I’m not the type that likes to stand in front of the oven all day. So I always keep quick recipes and menu items in my “food bank,” like this cheese board.

So many times, I’ve been asked,

Jessica, how do you do that? How do you make the cheese board look so good?

You all, my secret is trial and error. (Plus a little color never hurts either.)

How to Make a Cheese Board

How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com

Start with the Hero: The Cheese

It all starts with the cheese… the hero! I usually try to find a cheese that most people would like, and not get too crazy with it, to appeal to most taste buds. Cheese like this Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs, is a good choice because it is a creamy, crumbly cheese, that spreads easily, and has AMAZING flavor…enough to eat by itself! It’s a premium cheese that is made to “wow,” all on it’s on. Pair it some of the items I mention below, and you’ll have yourself a spread that no one can resist!

Feeling Frisky?  Boursin® also has additional flavors that are fun to choose from. Put a couple of different cheeses on your cheese board! They have a selection that’s sure to fit all different taste buds!

  • Boursin® Red Chili Pepper
  • Boursin® Cranberry & Spice
  • Boursin® Basic & Chive
  • Boursin® Cracked Black Pepper
  • Boursin® Cranberry & Apple

How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com

Grab the Carbs:

Next, layer different types of bread around the cheese, or on the outside edges of the board. In the video below, you’ll see how I changed it up to achieve different looks. Don’t be afraid to rearrange! I use pita bread a lot, but will occasionally add crackers or french bread for a variety.

A Fruitful Touch:

Then, fill the board or plate with fruits that are in season, or that match the current tablescape or party decor if possible. But of course, any colors of fruits will do! Just make sure they’re “finger-food,” type fruits that are easy to grab and snack on through hors d’oeuvres hour, or throughout the evening. (So no fruit that turns brown quickly. Here I used blueberries and grapes. They matched the greenery party tablescape, and fit right in.

A Little Crunch:

My sweet, sweet husband, teases me every night about how I can’t sit and snack without picking a “crunchy,” food. So the same goes for my cheese board. I’m a huge lover of different textures when it comes to recipes and food styling. So by adding nuts, gives it JUST the crunch it needs. Spice it up a bit, and add a fun-flavored nut, with a sweet or salty flavor.

How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com

Visual Learner?

More of a visual learner? Me too. So while styling this cheese board, I captured how I arrange it, and reposition, to achieve the perfect look!

See how easy that is!? There’s really no right or wrong way, (unless you’re wanting to be super incredibly fancy and proper, but I never really have a need for that type of presentation) so this works just fine for us!

I hope you give it a try. Remember that when it comes to making a cheese board, keep it simple. Simple and easy can look beautiful too!

A big thank you to Boursin® for sponsoring this post. You can find Boursin® Garlic and Herbs Cheese at Walmart.

2 thoughts on “How to Make a Cheese Board

  1. Rachel says:

    Yum! Cheese boards are my favorite! I’ve never tried making one on my own but it doesn’t seem too tough!

    1. Jessica says:

      Not tough at all!! Thank you for coming by!!! XO

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