Hiiii y’all! Less than a week away from Christmas – we seriously can’t believe it! If you’re still pulling together your holiday menus, we’ve got the answer to a quick but festive + beautiful cheeseboard that will impress your friends + family. You can’t ask for more!
We’re currently in the airport waiting for our flight to Italy and wishing we were snacking on this board as opposed to whatever bland food we’re going to get on the plane (why is it all so bad ?!?!).
We’ve put a lot of cheese + charcuterie boards together in our 20-something years – like, a lot of them – and this is by far our favorite one yet! We decided to go all out – there really isn’t a recipe for something like this, but below is what we grabbed at our local Central Market and put on our board (this is the board we use and love it):
- Comte marcel petite – one of our favorite cheeses ever and a must on a board.
- Aged gouda – this was a first for us, but we loved it! Some people don’t like the taste of smoked gouda, so an aged one is a little milder, but still full of flavor
- Parmigiano Reggiano – arguably the king of all cheese, you can’t skip it. We cubed it up for this board
- Prosciutto di Parma – another staple on any cheese and charcuterie board. We split the prosciutto in half and rolled it up, which makes it easy to grab and pretty 🙂
- Salami – use any kind you like. We’ve done just normal salami, but a spicy calabrese is another good addition!
- Assorted crackers
- Rosemary breadsticks
- Assortment of olives
- Ruby red grapefruit
- To decorate: sprigs of sage, fresh basil leaves, fresh cranberries and seasonal greenery
- WINE (we paired this board with a Two Hands Fields of Joy Shiraz – it was SO good)
To put it all together, we usually arrange the cheeses somewhere in the middle, and then start filling in from the inside out. If you have some empty spaces, throw in a few cranberries (or nuts!) to make the board look full, and festive.
This would be perfect to serve before a Christmas Eve church service, or during the day on Christmas or New Years Eve before a big feast (in case these cinnamon rolls don’t tide you over). Throwing a few of these skinny stuffed mushrooms on the board is also encouraged.
We hope y’all are enjoying the holidays!! We can’t wait to share all of our fun in Italy – be sure to check Insta stories to see what we’re getting into, and obviously, what we’re eating! We’ll also have a fun New Years Eve giveaway coming up on Instagram in the next couple of days you won’t want to miss 🙂
Thank you to Central Market for sponsoring this post! As always, opinions are our own.