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Cheese Board for Beginners

The basics of what to include on a cheese board based on lessons from the French

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Keyword charcuterie, easy cheese board, how to make a cheese board, snack tray
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz


  • Three or more types of cheese I used a double creme brie, mimolette, and blue
  • Seasonal fresh fruit such as apples, grapes, and berries
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots
  • Crackers and/or sliced bread
  • Honey optional


  1. Cut hard and semi-soft cheeses into slices or chunks. Softer cheeses, like blue, can be crumbled, spread onto crackers or just placed out with a knife nearby. Also slice any whole fruits, such as apples.
  2. Place the cheeses on the board in order of flavor strength. I arranged my board from strong (mimolette) on the right, to mild (brie) on the left.
  3. Add the other components near the cheeses with which they would taste best. Apple and brie is a notorious combination, hence, the placement on this board
  4. Have fun with the presentation and make it your own. I added a faux fur table runner and candles (I have an unhealthy number of candles laying around) to complete this setup.