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Festive Easy cheese board platter!

Charcuterie & Cheese board ideas your Wine and Cheese Party

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: N/A


Here are some simple ways to host an impromptu wine and cheese party that can be put together in a day! Dairy free options too. 



non-cheese snacks

  • sweet pickles such as cornichon
  • Arrangement of crackers and herbed gluten free crackers (these paleo crackers are my favorite).
  • 23 small bowls of nuts such as marcona almonds and candied nuts
  • Fresh fruit like grapes, pomegranate, apple and/or orange slices
  • Dried figs and apricots
  • Marinated spanish olives
  • 1 to 2 bars (broken into pieces) of rich dark chocolate
  • Fresh berries (1 or 2 pint containers)
  • Small bowls to fill with preserves and pepper jelly
  • hummus and other dipping sauces like mustards or red pepper sauce
  • An assortment of Artisan meats – prosciutto, salami, (I prefer the less processed uncured meats like Creminelli). Plus they have snack packs! You could even add smoked salmon for meat free option
  • Garnishes of Herbs, mini pumpkins, and pretty flowers, just for kicks!
  • Other optional adds ons –

A few Cheese suggestions:

  • Wedge of regular or smoked Gouda – great with red wine
  • Aged cheddar – mini rounds work well to pair with crackers
  • Wedges of Parmesan
  • Manchego – a sheep milk cheese (for those sensitive to cow’s milk)
  • Gruyere
  • Brie with honey
  • Feta blocks (broken up to spread around board)



  • Kite Hill – Cream cheese or ricotta
  • Daiya Block Cheese
  • Or if you’re looking for a more cheddar like Vegan/Paleo cheese dip, try my vegan queso. You can definitely fancy it up to make it wine and cheese party worthy. (like replace the salsa with red pepper jelly).


  1. Arrange onto one large cheese board or 2-3 smaller boards. Marble or Wooden boards are more festive!
  2. Focus on colors and combos. Ex: Orange and red (meats and fruit and crackers). Greens and yellows (pickles, olives, dips, nuts.). Throw it all together now and garnish with a herbs and flowers.
  3. Serve with a variety of wine and sparkling wines!
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cheese boards, appetizers, cheese and wine, healthy, holiday entertaining