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How to Build a Fall/Winter Cheese Board

How to Build a Fall/Winter Cheese Board is an easy how-to on assembling the perfect cheese plate for the autumnal, winter-y seasons.
Prep Time10 mins
Assembling Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Holiday
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: cheese board, cheese board ideas, how to make a cheese board, marble cheese board, meat and cheese board
Calories: 124kcal
Cost: $25


  • 1 cheese board (large cutting board or large serving plate)


  • 6 ounces gouda or smoked gouda cut into cubes
  • 6 ounces havarti cheese cut into cubes
  • 6 ounces gruy√©re cheese left in its wedge
  • 4 ounces dried fruit (such as crystallized mango, ginger, cranberries, cherries or golden raisins)
  • 6 ounces nuts (such as marcona almonds, caramelized pecans, pistachios, walnuts, pecans)
  • 4 ounces carb (such as bread, crackers, mini toasts)
  • 1 pound fresh fruit (such as sliced figs, pears, applies, grapes)
  • 4 ounces something briny (such as olives, peppadews, cornichons)
  • 1 pound cured meats (such as sliced salami, prosciutto)


  • Place your board close to the area in which you're going to set it out. Traveling with this entire board can be heavy and scary (especially if you have a dog waiting for anything to drop). There's no wrong way to do this! I like to add all of the cheeses to the board FIRST, this way I can arrange around them. Then I add the dried fruit, nuts, meats, briny things, etc. Don't be shy to divide each category in two, adding multiple piles of each group.
  • Garnish with flowers, if you like and serve.


Calories: 124kcal