Dinner Party Cheese Board


Cheese Boards


4 to 6

There’s nothing more classic at a dinner party gathering than a beautiful cheese board, filled to the brim with juicy fruits, sweet jams, and savory cheeses & meats. This Dinner Party Cheese Board recipe is the perfect way to learn how to make an easy cheese board, sure to impress your guests with delicious cheese pairings. For this festive cheeseboard, you’ll want to start with 2-3 types of cheese – we recommend keeping it simple, with Cabot’s Extra Sharp Cheddar, Vermont Sharp Cheddar, and Pepper Jack Cheese. You can always scale your cheese board to the number of guests you expect – or could make a cheese board for one (we’re not judging!)

This simple cheese board serves between 4 and 6 guests. Start with two to three different cheeses, and bring the cheeses to room temperature for 15 minutes. Spread the different cheeses out on the cheeseboard.

Next, fill in the surrounding areas of the board with piles of contrasting flavors and textures. Fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, meats, and jam are a great starting point!

Lastly, complement the cheeses and pairings with crackers – the vehicle to stack and eat!

If you’re looking to learn more about cheese pairings, and for more ideas on what to add to your charcuterie board, check out our Cheese & Charcuterie Pairings page! Cabot is a co-operative of farm families and we work hard to produce our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your feedback on this breakfast dish, so please rate and review it to share your opinion with others.


  • Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar

  • Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar

  • Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese

  • Grapes
  • Prosciutto
  • Almonds, or nuts of choice
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Carr’s Table Water Crackers, or cracker of choice
  • Plum Jam, or your choice of spread


  1. START with two to three different cheeses. Bring the cheeses to room temperature for 15 minutes and place them on the cheese board.
  2. SURROUND the cheese with piles of contrasting flavors and textures. Fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, meats, and jam.
  3. COMPLEMENT with crackers.



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Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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