Sweet & Savory Holiday Cheese Board Ideas

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Sweet & Savory Holiday Cheese Board Ideas

Be the hero of your next holiday gathering in six easy steps.

Move over, gingerbread houses. Cheese boards are the new Christmas craze, and with our create-your-own holiday cheese box, you’ll have everything you need to build the board of your dreams.

Not sure where to begin? Our sweet and savory DIY guide will walk you through the basics of arranging a fresh and festive cheese board with our favorite treats and your unique finishing touches.

  1. Get To Know Your Cheeses.

Cheese is the star of the show (duh), and we took care of the casting call for you.

With a wedge of nutty, fruity, and extra sweet Balsamic Bellavitano® and a wedge of a richer and creamier Bellavitano® Gold, you have a crowd-pleasing duo that’s almost too easy to pair with delicious bites and bobs.

You’re welcome to seek out additional cheeses. We won’t be offended. (Okay, maybe just a little. But really! The more cheese, the merrier).

  1. Create The Perfect Pairings.

Feeling familiar with our cheeses? Now it’s time to take your cheese board to the next level with a variety of tasty extras.

Pair Balsamic Bellavitano® with our gift box’s succulent strawberries and grapes for a savory and refreshing burst of flavor. You can also add your own crusty artisan bread, slices of smoked turkey, almonds, raisins, and dates for an exciting range of textures.

Bellavitano® Gold is perfect for sampling with the tart Granny Smith apples and crunchy candied walnuts we’ve included in our gift box. Pears and dried pineapples make for scrumptious sampling as well.

Our most important tip? Don’t overthink it! No amount of skillful selecting and arranging can outshine delicious, gourmet cheeses.

  1. Choose Your Board.

With two cheeses, you’ll want to go for a small to medium-sized board. Just make sure your board is big enough to leave four to five inches between each cheese. You’ll need the extra room for creating a display that feels lush, full, and brimming with fun garnishes.

  1. Have A Game Plan.

We know, we know. We said don’t overthink it, but it’s okay to put a little thought into it. What are some extras you know your guests will love? What fruits, veggies, and sweets might create a crescendo of Christmas colors from one end of your board to the other? How might you let the flavors of your cheese board overlap? With our treat bag of honey and apricot jam, you even have a head start on tasty condiments and spreads.

You can also think of your cheese board as having two halves, with one half belonging to each cheese. Arrange your extras and condiments to complement each cheese and consider where our gift box’s chocolate-dipped sandwich cookies might go.

  1. Slice Your Cheeses.

This one’s a no-brainer. Slicing your cheese before serving invites your guests to treat themselves. It also gives you an opportunity to rethink the shapes and textures on your cheese board. Cut your cheese wedges into triangles and you’re off to a great start.

  1. Arrange Something Amazing!

You have your sweet. You have your savory. You have all of our amazing advice. You’re ready to plate and present a beautiful holiday cheese board!

Don’t forget to fill every square inch, and don’t be afraid to be creative. The holiday season presents endless opportunities for serving sweet surprises.