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Krayl’s Easy Holiday Cheese Board {#SundaySupper}

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The holidays are almost here – literally they are only weeks away – and if you are considering entertaining at home now is the time to begin your holiday party menu. It may seem early but the sooner you pick your top go to appetizers the more relaxed you will feel about heading into the year’s most popular entertaining season.

May I suggest putting an easy holiday cheese board at the top of your go to recipe list.

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Cheese boards are super easy to pull together and when you offer items sweet and savor on the board you will please almost everyone in the crowd.

To create an easy holiday cheese board begin with a gorgeous wooden, or marble, board large enough to hold your cheeses – or consider two wooden boards, one to hold the cheeses and the other to hold the crackers and breads. Build your cheese board around a center of colorful grapes in the center, then placing 3 or four cheeses around them faces each corner for easy reach.

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On the second board place a selection of crackers and candied nuts for crunch. I like to offer the a variety of sweet and savory spreads to accompany the cheese board – place them in small vessels with serving spoons.

Here are my suggestions for an easy holiday cheese board::

  • Two varieties of soft cheese :: brie, double cream, blue, goat cheese
  • Two varieties of hard cheese :: aged gouda, cheddar, manchengo
  • Fruits :: grapes, berries, pomegranate seeds
  • Spreads :: honey, fig butter, olive tamponade, 
  • Breads + Crackers ::  water crackers, crusty Italian, rosemary crackers

The above are suggestions and as long as you provide a mix of textures and flavors you really can’t go wrong when you build a holiday cheese board. Be sure to put out cheese knives, small spoons and spreaders as well as small plates and napkins for your guest.

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What are you favorite things to put on a holiday cheese board??? Let me know in the comments!

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And, if you are looking for even more easy holiday entertaining, check out An Appealing Plan the book.

I believe we are bringing back entertaining at home, lingering over a table after a lovingly prepared meal with friends. I am thrilled to be able to invite you on this journey with me through a year of celebrating every day. Filled with recipes, tablescapes, floral inspiration and seasonal entertaining ideas An Appealing Plan :: A Year of Everyday Celebrations.To learn more about An Appealing Plan :: A Year of Everyday Celebrations here. 

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Thank you Michelle De La Cerda-Nash, of The Complete Savorist and Valerie Cathell Clark, of Lifestyle Food Artistry, for hosting this weeks Sunday Supper Community post! Be sure to visit all my fellow contributors as they share their favorite recipes for Easy Holiday Entertaining.



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13 Responses to Krayl’s Easy Holiday Cheese Board {#SundaySupper}

  1. Diane and Dean DIY November 14, 2015 at 9:16 PM #

    Looks like our house, cheese boards almost every night. We typically add a couple types of olives such as kalamata and blue cheese stuffed green olives. I could make breakfast, lunch and dinner of this.
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    • Krayl Funch November 17, 2015 at 8:13 AM #

      Right Diane?? Is there a time when cheese isn’t the perfect snack? I haven’t found one yet.

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables November 2, 2015 at 7:23 AM #

    For some reason, cheese boards were never something we really had growing up (my mom would make a cheese ball though!) but now it’s my favorite thing to make when people come over! It’s just so easy to prep and everyone loves cheese! 🙂
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    • Krayl Funch November 11, 2015 at 6:36 PM #

      We had the opposite!! I actually hadn’t heard of a cheese ball until I was in college! Either way we get to enjoy cheese and family!

  3. Cindys Recipes and Writings November 1, 2015 at 5:08 PM #

    I love soft cheese spreads and sliced sharp cheeses with nuts, grapes, dried fruit, chocolate and crackers and breads!
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    • Krayl Funch November 11, 2015 at 6:37 PM #

      AHHH – the chocolate! I knew I forgot something Cindy!

  4. Liz November 1, 2015 at 2:48 PM #

    I love putting together a cheese board for a party! You’ve inspired me with your gorgeous arrangement!
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  5. Sue Lau November 1, 2015 at 2:09 PM #

    We love pairing wines and craft beers with cheese for entertaining. It is so easy and always well-received.
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  6. Kristi @ My SF Kitchen November 1, 2015 at 1:42 PM #

    What a gorgeous cheese board! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  7. Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm November 1, 2015 at 12:01 PM #

    Cheese boards are always a welcome addition to any holiday gathering. Yours is lovely.
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  8. Trey Connor November 1, 2015 at 11:06 AM #

    Taleggio is a great simi soft cows milk cheese from Itaily that would be a great add. Awesome info!

    • Krayl Funch November 17, 2015 at 8:11 AM #

      Trey! It’s one of my favs! Great addition.

  9. Tammi @Momma's Meals November 1, 2015 at 7:34 AM #

    I love your cheese spread! Every Christmas my family loves when I make a cheese board. I’m loving yours!!

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