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Harvest Cheese Board

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Cheese board on a counter

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

4

This cheese board looks fancy, takes no time to prepare, and is entirely versatile. It's so dang good you'll want to serve it at every gathering!

You’ve probably seen all the hype about butter boards, but cheese boards will always be the OG and the most delicious. This harvest cheese board is perfect for fall, Thanksgiving, or just on any day that you’re looking for a yummy cheese board to pair with a glass of wine.

Cheese board with hand picking off toppings

Why you’ll love this cheese board:

  • Easy & Quick: A cheese board is so easy to put together and always looks fantastic and impressive on a table
  • Versatile: Get creative with your fav fruits, nuts, crackers, and breads to add to your cheese board
  • Yummy: As I said, is there anything better than a big ol’ cheese board?

Ingredient Notes:

Cream Cheese: To replace the “butter” on the trendy butter boards, I’ve put a cream cheese spread on the board full of yummy fall toppings like apples, and maple syrup.

Capers: Lots of people may not know what a caper really is. Capers have a lemony tang and brininess of green olives. They’re usually packed in brine and can be found in the same aisle as olives or pickles.

How to make a cheese board:

  1. On a clean serving platter or cutting board, spread the softened cream cheese, making little swirls as you spread.
  2. Start by layering the chopped apple (use half to a full apple depending on how many apples you prefer), followed by the red onion and pecans, sort of filling in the space as you go. Then sprinkle on the capers, chili flakes, a pinch of salt and pepper. Finally finish with the maple syrup, a drizzle of olive oil and zest the orange over the board.
  3. Serve with fresh bread, torn into pieces for a rustic look.
Cheese board on a counter

Expert Tips & FAQ:

How can I elevate this cheese board? Try adding slices of smoked salmon or prosciutto.

Serving: Serve this cheeseboard as an appetizer OR try it as a savory dessert, just like you would serve a cheese course at the end of a meal.

Prefer serving with crostini instead? Head to our Hot Lemon + Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese (with crispy baguette) and follow the instructions to make the crispy baguette.

Want to serve more people? Add more cream cheese – 100-200g more if you’d like.

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Cheese board on a counter

Harvest Cheese Board

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This cheese board looks fancy, takes no time to prepare, and is entirely versatile. It's so dang good you'll want to serve it at every gathering!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizers
Servings 4
Calories 554 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g plain cream cheese, softened
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • zest from one orange
  • fresh bread, torn in pieces

Instructions
 

  • On a clean serving platter or cutting board, spread the softened cream cheese, making little swirls as you spread.
  • Start by layering the chopped apple (use half to a full apple depending on how much apple you prefer), followed by the red onion and pecans, sort of filling in the space as you go. Then sprinkle on the capers, chili flakes, a pinch of salt and pepper. Finally finish with the maple syrup, a drizzle of olive oil and zest the orange over the board.
  • Serve with fresh bread, torn into pieces for a rustic look.

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Notes

Want to up-level this board even more? Try adding slices of smoked salmon or prosciutto.
Serve this cheeseboard as an appetizer OR try as a savory dessert, just like you would serve a cheese course at the end of a meal.
Prefer serving with crostini instead? Head to our Hot Lemon + Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese (with crispy baguette) and follow the instructions to make the crispy baguette.
Want to serve more people? Add more cream cheese – 100-200g more if you’d like.

Nutrition

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.4g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 48.1g | Saturated Fat: 21.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 468.3mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 15.8g
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