Go Back
+ servings
The best cheese board with assorted cheeses, bread, crackers, fruit and nuts.

The Best Cheese Board

A guide to creating the best cheese board with a variety of different cheeses, crackers, fruit and accompaniments. An easy and impressive appetizer for any gathering, and this one always gets rave reviews!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 282kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 8 ounces aged cheese cheddar, gouda
  • 8 ounces blue cheese gorgonzola, stilton
  • 8 ounces soft cheese goat cheese, brie
  • 8 ounces hard cheese parmigiano-reggiano, comte
  • 1 cup fresh fruit berries, sliced apples or pears
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit apricots, cranberries
  • 16 ounces assorted bread baguette slices, breadsticks, crackers
  • 3/4 cup nuts candied pecans, almonds, pistachios
  • 1-2 small jars honey or jam
  • fresh herbs for garnish


  • Arrange all the ingredients on a large board or platter. Garnish with fresh herbs. Let the cheese sit at room temperature for 20 minutes, then serve.
  • If you want to make this platter in advance, assemble everything on the board except the bread products and fresh herbs. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Remove from the refrigerator, uncover, and add bread and herbs. Let stand for 20 minutes, then serve.



Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1503IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 1mg