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The Host with the Most: Holiday Inspired Cheese Board

Planning on entertaining for the holidays? Remove some of the stress from holiday hosting by serving a cheese board as a starter.
Course Appetizer
Keyword cheddar, cheese, holidays
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 10


  • 6 ounces chèvre (goat cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 6 ounces sharp Cheddar, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces double cream Brie
  • 4 ounces Parmesan, roughly chopped into chunks
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, (I chose a mild Saint Agur)
  • 6 ounces prosciutto
  • 4 ounces Calabrese salami
  • 4 ounces Coppa
  • ½ cup marcona almonds (I use Diamond Nuts of California)
  • ¼ cup walnuts (I use Diamond Nuts of California)
  • 1 medium pomegranate, quartered
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 small honeycomb
  • 10 medium cornichons
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • Baguette, sliced and grilled
  • Assorted crackers, as needed
  • Breadsticks, as needed
  • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish


  • Gently roll the goat cheese in the thyme so that it is evenly coated. Set aside.
  • Arrange the cheeses on a large cheese board then arrange charcuterie around the cheese. Fill in the board with the almonds, walnuts, pomegranates, cranberries and honeycomb.
  • Add the mustard and cornichons to small bowls and arrange on the board. Serve with the bread, crackers and breadsticks. Garnish the board with sprigs of rosemary.