How To Make an Epic Cheeseboard

Have you ever wondered how to make an Instagram worthy cheeseboard? You know, the ones with all the colors and cheeses and textures? Well, wonder no longer as I am going to show you how to it!


cheeseboard building for party


I start building my cheeseboard with the cheeses. Keep the textures in mind when making your selection. You should include a soft cheese like goat, a semi-firm like bleu or gouda and firm like cheddar.

It is also important to think of the milk that is used; cow, goat or sheep.


I like to have a variety of crackers to accompany my cheeses. I also include breadsticks and a fruit crisp from Simple and Crisp! The variety as color, texture and gives the guests the opportunity to try the cheeses on different platforms. 

Fruit and Nuts

I use fruits that are in season. During winter that includes pomegranates, oranges, grapes and persimmons. I also love making kiwi flowers to fill in any empty spaces on the board.

My candied cranberries also add a sweet and tart element to the board!

For nuts, you can use what you like! I did one raw (pistachios) and one toasted (macrona almonds). 

I also added pickled olives and pickled red peppers. 

You may also wish to add smoked meats to your platter, but I decided not too as we had vegetarians joining the party! But with all this goodness, you won’t miss the meat. 

How To Make an Epic Cheeseboard
Author: Amanda Saab
Prep time:
Total time:
  • Cheese
  • Blue Cheese
  • 365 Brand Goat Cheese
  • Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • Sage Derby Cheese
  • Brie Cheese
  • Crackers
  • 2-3 Crackers of your choosing
  • Breadsticks
  • Fruit
  • Candied cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Persimmons
  • Kiwi
  • Pomegranate
  • Oranges
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Toasted Marcona Almonds
  • Other
  • Olives
  • pickled red peppers
  • Fresh Rosemary for garnish
  1. Allow cheese to sit out for 30 minutes to make serving easy.
  2. Arrange all ingredients on serving platter in small groupings. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.
  3. Enjoy immediately!

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