Fruit and Cheese Board Recipe: Sweet and Savory Symphony!

Elevate your next gathering with a stunning Fruit and Cheese Board that’s as delightful as eating. This elegant spread combines a vibrant array of fresh, seasonal fruits with an assortment of artisanal cheeses, creating a perfect harmony of flavors and textures. Whether you’re hosting a casual brunch, an intimate dinner party, or simply enjoying a cozy evening at home, this Fruit and Cheese Board will add a touch of sophistication and delight to any occasion.

Fruit and Cheese Board Recipe

Fruit and Cheese Board Recipe

Creating a Fruit and Cheese Board is an artful and delicious way to impress your guests. With a balance of sweet, juicy fruits and rich, creamy cheeses, this board offers a medley of flavors that cater to all taste preferences. From the sharp tang of aged cheddar to the mild creaminess of brie, paired with the sweetness of berries and the crispness of apples, each bite is a delightful adventure. Perfect for any social event, this recipe is easy to assemble yet leaves a lasting impression, making it a go-to option for entertaining with elegance and ease.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 535 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cheese Knives
  • Small bowls
  • Tongs
  • Cheese Markers

Ingredients
  

  • 1- pint berries blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries
  • 1 granny smith apple sliced
  • ½ pound grapes
  • 1 cup cherries optional
  • 3-5 mandarin oranges optional
  • 1 cup pistachios optional
  • 1 cup mixed nuts optional
  • 8 ounces parmesan Reggiano cheese
  • 8 ounces sliced cheese I love using the Trader Joe’s Party Tray with a mix of Colby jack, cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese
  • 6 mini baby Bel cheese unwrapped, or other desired cheese
  • ½ French baguette
  • 25-40 crackers

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the cheese on the plate or board first.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice and cut some of the cheeses to make them look more interesting, and then arrange them in a pretty way on the board.
    Fruit and Cheese Board Recipe
  • After that, add the fruit. Once more, cut the fruit into halves or slices and put them all together. A big bunch of grapes looks better than a few grapes spread out in different places. Cut some of the smaller berries and figs in half, then add them to the board in groups.
  • Put in some small bowls for things like olives, pickles, jams, and so on, and then fill them up.
  • Put your crackers or bread back together in groups.
    Fruit and Cheese Board Recipe
  • Put any meat you want in the middle of the fruit and cheese.
  • Add extra fruit (berries work well for this) and nuts to fill in any gaps, then serve.

Notes

  • Cheese: You are welcome to include your preferred cheese, such as blue cheese, gouda, aged cheddar, or brie.
  • Fruit: Dried fruit like cranberries, figs, and apricots work well as well as pears.
  • Spread: A little honey, fig spread, jam, or pepper jelly never goes wrong.
  • Chocolate: Dark chocolate goes well with fruit and cheese and is often a solid choice.
  • Garnishes: Use some fresh flowers, mint leaves, or rosemary sprigs to liven up your dish and add some more color.
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Nutrition Facts

NutritionValue
Calories535kcal
Carbohydrates37g
Protein23g
Fat33g
Saturated Fat17g 
Sodium952mg
Iron3Mg
Calcium165mg
Vitamin A752IU
Potassium285mg

How Should the Cheeses Be Prepared and Arranged on The Board?

Slice the smoked gouda and creamy Havarti into thin, even slices, and either cut the herb goat cheese log into rounds or leave it whole for a rustic look. Arrange the gouda and Havarti on opposite sides of the board and place the goat cheese log or rounds in the center.

Sweet and Savory Symphony

What Additional Items Can Be Included on The Board for Variety and Visual Appeal?

Besides the main ingredients, you can add Hu Kitchen Everything or Sea Salt Crackers, walnuts, Hu Kitchen Sea Salt dark chocolate bars (broken into pieces), and optional extras like dried fruits, fresh grapes, sliced apples, or fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme. These items fill in gaps and add texture and flavor variety to the board.

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