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Holiday Cheese Board

Holiday [GF] Cheese Board

Shivangi Rao


  • Cheese board or platter of any kind
  • Cheese knives


  • 3-4 cheese blocks I love using a mix of hard and soft cheeses, like manchego, goat, brie, gouda, or sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup honey I love putting it in a small glass jar
  • 1 cup preserves I will use the jar the preserves come in if it's pretty, or i'll remove some into a small glass jar
  • 1/2 cup olives or savories I love using olives for my cheese board
  • 2-3 cups nuts of any kind I love using salted marcona almonds, pistachios,
  • 2-3 fresh fruits, sliced if applicable I love using pears, pomegranates, apples, oranges berries, or other seasonal fruits
  • 1 cup dried fruit I love using a mix of dates, figs, prunes or other high quality dried fruits (no added sugars)
  • 2-3 types of sliced dry/cured meat I love using high quality, gluten free/ additive free meats like prosciutto, Applegate farms salami


  • First, place your blocks of cheese across the board on different sides. Space out your cheese blocks so there's room in between them for filling in with nuts, cheese, preserves and more
  • Add your jars of preserves and honey. I like to pair the manchego or goat (milder cheeses) with the sweet preserves and honey, so place them near those cheeses.
  • Add your sliced fresh fruit on opposite sides of the board next to the sweet honey and preserves.
  • Then, add your gluten or grain free crackers (I love using Hu Kitchen grain free crackers), followed by your sliced fresh fruit.
  • Add your dried meats and olives (you may wish to place the olives in a small dish or jar). I like rolling prosciutto and placing them in a couple rows on the board, or laying the salami in a row too.
  • Add your nuts and dried fruits to fill in any gaps on the cheese board. You should be ready to serve. Enjoy!
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