Red, White & Blue Cheese Board

Red, White & Blue Cheese Board

The 4th of July holiday weekend is upon us and, whether or not you celebrate, most everyone enjoys a color coordinated spread. No matter if you’re cooking out, pool-hopping, or wine-ding down with friends and family, I think a cheese board should be part of your plans. 🙂 Today, I’m partnering with my go-to site for all things home, Wayfair, to show you how to make a delicious and visually pleasing red, white & blue cheese board that’s perfect for Independence Day, Memorial Day, and any other patriotic holiday.

cheese board with assorted fruit, honey, crackers, and cheese

I always try to do a little extra when entertaining so, of course, there’s more than just cheese on this board. This is really more of a nosh or grazing board–complete with a mix of sweet, savory, spicy, tangy, crunchy, creamy, and more!

Red, White & Blue Cheese Board Supplies

  • Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Apple Slices
  • Blueberries
  • Blue Cheese
  • White Cheddar Cheese Cubes
  • White Grapes
  • Almonds
  • Herbed Crackers
  • Nut Thins
  • Honey
  • Ramekins
  • Cheese Board Set

How to Assemble a Red, White & Blue Cheese Board

I previously touched on the basics of building a cheese board here but this red, white & blue cheese board doesn’t necessarily follow the same French rules I mentioned. Here, we’re going for festiveness and a bit of color coordination so the process is as follows:

slate cheese board and two ramekins surrounded by cheese board ingredients

1. Start by placing whatever containers you want to use on the cheese board. It’s easier to fill in your ingredients around them than trying to find a place for the containers once the board starts getting full.

berries and honey on slate cheese board

2. Fill the containers with your chosen ingredients. Spreads, honey, and any ingredients you might have too much of are good candidates.

white cheddar, honey, blueberries, camembert, and blue cheese on slate cheese board

3. Add your cheeses. The rule of thumb is to arrange them from one side to the other in order of strength (i.e., pungent to mild.)

assorted fruits, honey, crackers, nuts, and cheeses on cheese board

4. Lastly, fill in all remaining ingredients between and around the cheeses. Try to vary the colors in order to get a red, white & blue effect.

I used this cheese board set to create the spread you see here. I ordered it along with a bunch of other summer entertaining tools I shared in this post last week and have been so excited to try it out because I don’t have anything else like it in my collection. When you love to entertain, you collect things like cheese boards. 🙂 Anyway, I love that this set has everything from mini cheese knives to labels to the chalk needed to write on the labels. You can also write directly on the board as it’s made of slate.

Dash of Jazz holding red, white & blue cheese board

Suggested Sips to Accompany your Red, White & Blue Cheese Board

close up of red, white & blue cheese board

I hope this inspires your holiday entertaining and that y’all have safe, enjoyable celebrations. Fore more cheese board ideas, check out this festive appetizer board tutorial, a few cheesy lessons learned from the French, and my hot mess harvest dip–which is basically a cheese board all in one dish! Thanks for reading!

Signature Dash of Jazz

Red, White & Blue Cheese Board
Prep Time
10 mins
 

A festive, patriotic cheese board perfect for Fourth of July or Memorial Day gatherings

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: partiotic cheese board, American cheese board, grazing board, snack tray, charcuterie board
Servings: 10 people
Author: Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz
Ingredients
  • Strawberries hulled and sliced
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Apple Slices
  • Blueberries
  • Blue Cheese
  • White Cheddar Cheese Cubes
  • White Grapes
  • Almonds
  • Herbed Crackers
  • Nut Thins
  • Honey
Instructions
  1. Start by placing whatever containers you want to use on the cheese board. It's easier to fill in your ingredients around them than trying to find a place for the containers once the board starts getting full.
  2. Fill the containers with your chosen ingredients. Spreads, honey, and any ingredients you might have too much of are good candidates.
  3. Add your cheeses. The rule of thumb is to arrange them from one side to the other in order of strength (i.e., pungent to mild.)
  4. Lastly, fill in all remaining ingredients between and around the cheeses. Try to vary the colors in order to get a red, white & blue effect.

How to build a red, white & blue cheese board perfect for any patriotic celebration including product and drink pairing recommendations by Dash of Jazz #redwhiteandblue #cheeseboard #appetizer #easyappetizer #fourthofjuly #partyfood


9 thoughts on “Red, White & Blue Cheese Board”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.