Special Occasion Cheese Board
Looking for easy, yet elegant cheese board ideas for an upcoming special event? Whether you need to create a fancy cheese board for a celebration you’re hosting or you were tasked with the job of bringing a cheese platter to a party, we’ve got you covered with ingredients that come together to make a visually enticing and palate pleasing special occasion cheese board. Feel free to design your platter with the ingredients listed below or swap out some for your personal favorites. No matter what, the end result is sure to make a fabulous impression! Share these cheese board ideas with family and friends on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
To get started creating a successful cheese board, you’ll need a foundation of three to five different cheeses, ranging from mild to bold. We recommend using Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Cabot 2 Year Cheddar, Cabot 5 Year Cheddar, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar or Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts, mixed with a selection of Cabot Cheddar flavors of your choice.
For larger groups, it’s nice to precut the cheeses or use a variety of Cabot’s ready-to-serve Cracker Cuts for added convenience.
Bring the cheeses to room temperature and place them on your cheese board or platter. Don’t be afraid to pile the cheese high! Next, surround the cheese with piles of contrasting flavors and textures, such as fresh and dried fruit, crunchy nuts, olives, honey and strongly flavored chutneys or tapenades. When everything is nestled together, it creates a warm, inviting and bountiful look.
Alongside your cheese board or platter, serve an assortment of breads and crackers. Be sure to add labels for the cheeses so everyone knows what they’re enjoying!
For more fantastic cheese board ideas, check out our Gourmet Cheese Platter. Cabot is a co-operative of over 800 farm families and has been producing award-winning dairy products for many years. We’d love to hear your feedback on this cheese board recipe so please rate it after you’ve made it!
3 bars of Cabot Sharp Cheddar, 2 Year Cheddar, 5 Year Cheddar, Clothbound Cheddar, or Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts plus assorted Cabot Cheddar flavors*
- Fresh and dried fruit
- Crunchy nuts
- Strongly flavored chutneys
- START with three to five different cheeses, ranging from mild to bold. For larger groups it is nice to precut the cheeses or use Cracker Cut Slices for convenience. Bring the cheeses to room temperature and place them on the cheese board. Don’t be afraid to pile the cheese high!
- SURROUND with piles of contrasting flavors and textures. Fresh and dried fruit, crunchy nuts, olives, honey and strongly flavored chutneys or tapenades. I like to nestle everything together for a bountiful look.
- COMPLEMENT with an assortment of bread and crackers. Finally add labels for the cheeses.