Fall Harvest Board

October 29, 2018
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I LOVE a good cheese board! Whenever we have guests over, I throw one of these together using whatever we have on hand. You can do something as simple as just brie cheese, pepper jelly and crackers and I promise your guests will be impressed. For a larger group, I like to get a little fancier and add lots of options. I always go for a variety of color, texture and flavor. The key to a great cheese board is a mix of cheeses, meats, fruit and nuts. The ingredients below are just a guide for you to go off, so feel free to change it up however you like. During Summer, I like to add fresh berries, dark chocolate, local honey from our farmers market and bright summer garnishes. ย But now that it’s Fall, I like to use what’s currently in season. For a Holiday party or a Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving feast, I add some fresh herbs, cinnamon sticks and mini pumpkins to garnish the board and make it little more festive.


  • Cheeses: 5 of your favorite cheeses (I find all my favs at Trader Joeโ€™s!)
  • Meats: Salami
  • Fruit: figs, grapes, apples, pomegranate seeds
  • Nuts: walnuts, spicy cashews
  • Other: Olives, roasted garlic
  • Crackers: Rosemary Raisin Crisps, Plantain Chips (Both from TJs)
  • Condiments: pepper jelly
  • Garnishes: rosemary, cinnamon sticks, mini pumpkins


Choose your favorite platter or board and then start assembling all the ingredients. I start with the cheeses, then add meats followed by fruit, nus, and crackers. Then I fill in any empty spaces with the rest of the ingredients. I like to make this board look full and inviting as well as organic and pretty.

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  • Cristina

    November 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, great post! Was wondering what ARE your go-to cheeses for this? And how many other boards do you recommend to buy/add to your collection?

    1. Breanna

      November 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

      I LOVE Port Salut! Other Trader Joe’s favs are Italian Truffle Cheese, Blueberry Vanilla Chevre, Wild Mushroom Brie, Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions, and Blue Stilton ๐Ÿ™‚

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