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Steps for making the ultimate cheese board (with steps-by-steps photos!)

Updated: May 27, 2022

An easy and delicious cheese plate appetizer is perfect for a party, holiday entertaining, and any get-togethers! In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to make an amazing cheese plate every time

1. Start with the board.

Cheese boards are typically assembled on a slate or wooden tray, which may be square, rectangular, or round. But if you don’t already own one, check out our range of stunning cheese boards here

cheese board

2. Select the cheeses.

Try to include a variety of flavours and textures by selecting cheeses from different families. Ideally, there will be a mild, medium, and strong cheese.


cheese board with cheese

3. Add some charcuterie…aka cured meats.

Prosciutto, salami, chorizo, or mortadella are all good options.


cheese board

4. Add some savoury.

Think olives, pickles, roasted peppers, artichokes, tapenades, almonds, cashews, or spicy mustards.


5. Add some sweet.

Think seasonal and dried fruits, candied nuts, preserves, honey, chutney, or even chocolate.


6. Offer a variety of breads.

Sliced baguette, bread sticks, and a variety of crackers in different shapes, sizes, and flavours.


7. Finish it off with some garnishes.

This is a great way to give your cheese board a seasonal touch. Use edible flowers, fresh herbs, or additional fruits to give your board the look and feel you want.


If you feel inspired and decide to make a cheese board, we want to see it! Be sure to tag @designbyjulia.resinart We love seeing what beautiful creations our readers come up with!




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