This post has been sponsored by Montchevre®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This fall cheese board is filled with all my favorite fall foods like marinated veggies, mustard, apples, crackers, and goat cheese. It makes the perfect fall snack or Thanksgiving appetizer! Learn how to assemble the best cheese board that will impress any crowd.
The best thing about fall right now is this cheese board. While we’re pulling on boots and remembering how to tie scarves, we need a cheese board to keep us satisfied.
My favorite part of this fall harvest cheese board was definitely the Montchevre® Flavored Goat Cheese Logs. I grabbed a couple different flavors for variety. Montchevre® Cranberry Cinnamon, Montchevre® Four Pepper, and Montchevre® Natural Goat Cheese Logs all fit in this board perfectly!
The Four Pepper variety had just the right hint of spice while the Cranberry Cinnamon was a little sweeter while still being nice and tangy. They were really fun to switch back and forth between for contrasting flavors.
This autumn cheese board would be great as a Thanksgiving day appetizer. You could even serve it while watching a football game or as an easy weekend lunch. Just choose ingredients that feel hearty, savory, and easy to spread out. It’s kind of like a vegetarian charcuterie with all the savory, salty choices.
Fall cheese board ingredient ideas
- Marinated/pickled vegetables
- Grainy mustard
- A combination of hearty and buttery crackers
- Hard cheese
- Goat cheese
- Dried fruit
- Raw honey
I always add honeycomb or raw honey to my cheese boards. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness, and honeycomb is so fun to eat! It also pairs amazingly with the tangy goat cheese, so make sure you try that combo!
How to assemble a cheese board
Use color, shape, and texture to create an interesting cheese board layout. I like to start with decorative items like the little gourds you see here, then some of the bigger bowls for pickled veggies and goat cheese.
From there, lay out your hard cheeses. I like to add clusters of crackers in a few different spots rather than lumping them all together. You could also assemble them on their own board or in a basket alongside the cheese board.
A few special touches that I think really take the board to another level is adding micro greens or herbs to fill in empty spaces, as well as adding clusters of pepitas and dried cranberries. They are edible decorations that add a lot of color and texture to the board.
Be sure to watch the video to see just how I assembled my cheese board!
This fall cheese board can be customized! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- If you don’t have a large platter or cheese board, arrange several small boards by category such as crackers, cheeses, and pickled vegetables
- Montchevre® has 12 total goat cheese flavors to choose from including Pumpkin, Truffle, and Fig and Olive
- Many stores carry boxes of mixed crackers around the holidays if you don’t want to hunt down several different kinds
- Try pickling your own vegetables, like these pickled beets or pickled carrots
- Add fresh fruits such as figs or grapes
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Fall Cheese Board
- 2-3 soft cheeses, I used Montchevre® Goat Cheese Logs in Natural, Cranberry Cinnamon, and Four Pepper
- 2 hard cheeses, such as manchego, havarti, or gouda
- A variety of crackers and breadsticks
- 1-2 apples, sliced
- 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
- Pickled vegetables such as beets, peppers, and pickles
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup pepitas
- Micro greens, optional
- Gourds, optional
- To arrange the cheese board, start by placing the larger items such as gourds, mustard, cheeses, and bowls of pickled vegetables at different points on a large board. Flll in empty spaces with apples, crackers, micro greens, cranberries, and pepitas. If you can’t find space for the honeycomb, you can serve it on a plate alongside.
- Be sure to place small knives with the cheeses, something to scoop up honeycomb, and small appetizer forks to grab vegetables if desired.