Simple Winter Cheese Board Ideas

This simple Winter Cheese Board is perfect for the cooler months when there isn’t much fresh produce available. This yummy spread is great for the holidays or small parties and features aged cheddar cheese, dried figs, almonds, pecans, and honey. 

Cheese boards are one of my favorite things to throw together. Whether it be for a quick and delicious dinner, or for a small gathering with friends. 

With just a handful of ingredients from your local market, and about 15-minutes, you can have this amazing spread ready to go! 

I chose to stick with a color theme of oranges, greens and browns for this winter spread. But feel free to get creative and have fun with it! 

How to display a Winter Cheese Board

Step 1:

Choose your board

You can make your board as small or as big as you’d like. Wood tones are pretty with this winter spread. But you can also serve this on a piece of slate, or a marble serving tray

Close up of cheeses, nuts, olives and fruits arranged on wooden serving board.

Step 2:

Choose your cheeses

My method of attack is to choose two or three cheeses of varying types. For this winter cheese board, I went with a few of my favorite Deli Bar Cheeses from Cabot: 

  1. Cracked Peppercorn Cheddar Cheese
  2. 1 Year Aged Cheddar Cheese
  3. 2 Year Aged Cheddar Cheese

I like to cut the cheese in varying shapes like cubes, wedges and sticks, just to add some interest to the board. 

Cabot cheeses next to cheese board.

Step 3:

Add your accompaniments

  • Crackers, Chips, Bread. I love to serve up my cheeses with some pita chips or crostini
  • Fresh Fruits. Mandarin oranges, grapes, and apples are widely available year round and perfect for a winter cheese board. 
  • Dried Fruits. Figs, apricots, cranberries, and cherries are all great options. 
  • Fresh Herbs. Fresh herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme add a nice touch of color. 
  • Olives. Head to the olive bar at your local market and choose your favorites – Castelvetrano olives and kalamata olives are a couple of mine. 
  • Nuts & Seeds. Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds. 
  • Honey. I found a gorgeous honey comb at the market, but you can also serve this with a small bowl of honey on the side for drizzling. 

Cheeses, nuts, olives and fruits arranged on wooden serving board.

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Cheeses, nuts, olives and fruits arranged on wooden serving board.

Winter Cheese Board

This Winter Cheese Board is perfect for the cooler months where there isn’t much fresh produce available. This yummy spread features aged cheddar cheese, dried figs, almonds, pecans, and honey.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Cheeses

  • Cabot Cracked Peppercorn Cheddar Cheese
  • Cabot 1 Year Aged Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Year Aged Cheddar Cheese

Accompaniments

  • Crackers
  • Crostini
  • Nuts & Seeds (Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds.)
  • Honey
  • Dried Fruit (Figs, apricots, cranberries, and cherries are all great options.)
  • Fresh Fruits (Mandarins, grapes, and apples are widely available year round and perfect for a winter cheese board.)
  • Olives (Head to the olive bar at your local market and choose your favorites - Castelvetrano olives and kalamata olives are a couple of mine.)
  • Fresh Herbs (Sage, rosemary, and thyme add a nice touch of color.)

Instructions

  • I like to cut the cheese in varying shapes like cubes, wedges and sticks, just to add some interest to the board.
  • Then arrange everything on a board in a scattered pattern.
  • Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cabot. All opinions are 100% my own.

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