overhead view of an oval wood board with four varieties of cheese cut and whole, sliced pears, three small bowls of spreads, pear slices, persimmon slices, and hard meats
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Holiday Cheese Board

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: charcuterie board, charcuterie tray
Servings: 20 people
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 bricks of cheese (pick a variety of soft to hard cheeses)
  • 3 garnishments in small bowls or jars (I used honey, cranberry relish, and marmalade)
  • 2 - 3 types of crackers
  • 2 - 3 types of meat (I used two variets of salami)
  • 2- 3 types of fruit (I used sliced red pear, persimmons, and chocolate dipped mandarin orange slices)
  • 1 - 2 types of nuts (I used chocolate dusted almonds)
  • 2 - 3 garnishments (optional but pretty - I used sage leaves, rosemary sprigs, pomegranate seeds, and sugared cranberries)

Instructions

  • Set the cheese on the tray at different spaces, far enough apart from each other. Cut up some and leave others whole with a cheese knife.
  • Set the bowls of garnishments at three different points, separate from each other. Add spoons for easy serving.
  • Add in the meat and rows of crackers at different points around the cheeses and garnishments.
  • Fill in the holes with fruit slices.
  • Then add in the nuts in the remaining spots.
  • Finally add in the garnishments sparingly.