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The Perfect Holiday Cheeseboard

Elena Harrington


Nov 18th, 2015


Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with a beautiful cheeseboard! Versatile, customizable, with endless pairing options—this is the perfect appetizer or unique hostess gift. This weekend, you can save 25% OFF specialty cheeses at your local, participating store’s Cheese Sale Nov. 20 to Nov. 22 (offer subject to your regional store participation). This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite specialty cheeses and try new varieties, too! Whether you’re pairing with seasonal fruits, vegetables, jams, crackers, nuts, breads or wines, we have everything you need to create a beautiful holiday cheeseboard that is all your own.

Looking for some entertaining inspiration for your next holiday soirée? We have incredible boards and pairings below (all images created and shot by respective bloggers) sure to inspire your custom creation, as well as a chance to win on the bloggers’ sites below. Take these unique boards and implement your favorite pairings, techniques and suggestions into your personalized board after saving on your favorite specialty varieties! Find incredible tips and inspiration from the blogger creations below.

Focus on Presentation

Sugar & Soul created a beautiful board complete with stunning figs, a variety of cheeses and nameplates to help guests identify the types of cheeses featured. This is a great way to beautifully highlight the varieties of specialty cheeses at your next party. Check out Sugar & Soul’s top five tips to creating the perfect fruit and cheeseboard this holiday season here!


Make your Board Interactive

Looking for a unique take on the classic cheeseboard? Try an interactive approach by transforming your cheeseboard into a fondue station for your guests! With so many varieties and parings, adding the option to try fondue engages guests and is sure to be memorable at your seasonal soirée! Find out how to create a phenomenal board with versatility from A Dash of Sanity here!


Add a Seasonal Flare 

The secret to a beautiful cheeseboard? Being intentional when styling your board. When selecting ingredients, don’t forget to choose items with a variety of colors for depth and interest, and be sure to consider a holiday-inspired garnish to dress up your board for the season! Holiday greens or festive sugar-dusted cranberries are just a few ideas to try. It’s a Lovely Life has incredible tips for selecting and styling the perfect ingredients for your seasonal cheeseboard. Get inspired here!


Make it Family Night Friendly

Looking for a cheeseboard the whole family will enjoy? Makes and Takes has great tips for building a phenomenal family cheeseboard that gets everyone involved! Given the versatility and options available when building your board, as well as the interactive nature of styling your board, it is perfect for family members of all ages to enjoy creating and eating together. Get ready for your next family night with these family-inspired cheeseboard tips here!


Highlight your Specialty Cheeses

Find classic cheeseboard inspiration from Fabulously Frugal! With all the interesting, delicious specialty cheese options available, keeping it simple can allow your cheeses to stand out. Get inspired to create your own version of the classic cheeseboard here!


Keep it Simple

Simplify your holiday entertaining with a cheeseboard! One of the great things about building your custom cheeseboard is the ability to customize it based on your tastes and timing. 365 Days of Baking shows you exactly how to create a beautiful, delicious cheeseboard to entertain your guests, while still having time to truly enjoy their company. From how many cheese varieties to feature to step-by-step instructions on placement, find everything you need to create your perfect board in no time here!

365 Baking BLOG

Now that you’ve been inspired by these bloggers’ incredible boards, it’s time to create your own. Don’t forget to save at our Cheese Sale and check out the bloggers’ sweepstakes for the chance to win! Bon appetit and have a fabulous, festive soirée complete with your personalized cheeseboard!

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