Create a Gorgeous Cheese Board

Create a gorgeous cheese platter for summer entertaining with salami, breadsticks, assorted cheeses

You are hosting a spring party and really want to impress guests with a decadent cheese board? No need to order catering because I have created a checklist for the most gorgeous cheese platter that you can easily make at home. From salami, to cheese, to nuts, and garnish, get excited for a shockingly simple DIY project!

Beautiful cheese Board ideas from Fashionable Hostess

Ok so what’s going on here… {Take a moment and drool}… here’s the list:

  • I started with my fabulous Nambé Cheese Block as my base. The silver on the sides are actually hidden cheese knives
  • 3 Cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano {from one of my favorite New York cheese shops called Murray’s}, Dubliner 100% Natural Cheese which I sliced {from Kerrygold which can be found at Publix or Whole Foods}, and a round Dubliner Cheese {also from Kerrygold}. Sometimes I like a soft cheese like a goat as well. The key is that all cheeses are different shapes and textures.
  • 3 Salamis: Calabrese Salame {a well-spiced, richly-flavored, coarse-ground salami}, Capocollo Salame {a lean and dry-cured for several months}, and Prosciutto which I rolled. As long as you have a variety in shape and flavor, you are good to go! Also you can do thicker pieces with toothpicks if you feel fancy.
  • 2 Crackers: Water Crackers {round crackers by Carrs} and Italian Breadsticks {these are from Trader Joes}.
  • Seedless Red Grapes… seedless being the key word here!
  • Two Small Bowls filled with crunchy snacks like unsalted nuts and wasabi peas
  • Rosemary for Garnish
  • Cheese Knives {the proper etiquette is to have one knife per cheese as to not mix flavors} so here are some of my picks for great cheese knife sets that would perfectly compliment this board: Bone Handled Cheese Knives from Williams-Sonoma, Highlands Cheese Knives from Anthropologie, and the Rope Cheese Knife Set from Michael Aram.

Ideas for unique cheese board

Follow my lead on the set-up. Try to alternate cheeses and salamis so there looks to be a wide variety of options. Anywhere there is space, fill with rosemary stalks. Remember the key to making this a success is to really fill the board so it looks over-flowing! You can always add more crackers or even add more small bowls filled with nuts to take up space. Serve alongside fun cocktail napkins and wine!

For more wine and cheese ideas check out these Fashionable Hostess posts.

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