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How to make the BEST Fruit and Cheese Board

How to make an epic fruit and cheese board for your next party.
Course Appetizer
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • An ASSORTMENT of CHEESES:
  • BRIE or CAMEMBERT.
  • PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO.
  • BURRATA or FRESH MOZZARELLA.
  • WHITE SHARP CHEDDAR.
  • MILD CHEDDAR.
  • PEPPER JACK CHEESE.
  • GOUDA CHEESE.
  • GORGONZOLA.
  • MANCHEGO CHEESE.
  • ENGLISH FARMHOUSE or IRISH CHEDDAR.

  • FRUITS:
  • APPLES
  • BERRIES
  • GRAPES
  • PEARS
  • DRIED APRICOTS
  • ORANGES
  • DATES
  • FRESH or DRIED CHERRIES
  • FIGS

  • What to Include on a Fruit and Cheese Board:
  • HONEY
  • DARK CHOCOLATE
  • CRACKERS and BREAD
  • OLIVES
  • FIG JAM/SPREAD
  • CURED MEATS
  • PISTACHIOS ALMONDS or WALNUTS
  • CANDIED NUTS

Instructions

  1. Tips for Serving Fruit and Cheese Platter:
  2. For optimal cheese flavor, bring to room temperature. The flavors are much more pronounced when cheese is a room temperature.
  3. Serve with small cheese knives and spoons. This makes it easy for your guests to spread creamy cheeses on their crackers or bread.
  4. Allow for at least 3 ounces of cheese per person, depending on their appetites. Serve an assortment of shapes, sizes, and types of cheese to give variety.

  5. Items needed to make a Cheese Board:
  6. CHEESE BOARD.
  7. SMALL CHEESE KNIVES.
  8. HONEY JARS.
  9. An ASSORTMENT of CHEESES.
  10. An ASSORTMENT of FRUITS.