Winter Meat & Cheese Board

Winter Meat & Cheese Board

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From:, October 2018

A cheeseboard is an ideal stationary hors d'oeuvre for holiday entertaining. Select a variety of cheeses, making sure to include an aged variety, a creamy cheese, a blue cheese and perhaps a smoked cheese. Round out the platter with cold cuts, bread, an abundance of seasonal fruits, dried fruit, crudité, nuts and olives. We even included some dark chocolate to cap it off!

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 4 ounces aged sheep's-milk cheese, such as manchego or pecorino
  • 4 ounces smoked Cheddar or smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4 ounces aged Cheddar or Gruyère cheese
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 2 ounces blue-veined cheese, such as Gorgonzola, Roquefort or Stilton
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Italian cold cuts, such as capicola, prosciutto or bresaola
  • 1 small baguette, thinly sliced
  • ½ pound fresh fruit, such as grapes, pomegranate, figs, pears and/or apples
  • 1 cup raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks, thinly sliced golden beets, sliced fennel, sliced bell pepper, sugar snap peas, radishes and/or Belgian endive leaves
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • ½ cup dried fruit, such as apricots or figs
  • ¼ cup almonds, preferably Marcona almonds
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup olives


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  1. Arrange cheeses on the board. Pinch cold cut slices into ruffle shapes and arrange them on the board. Add baguette slices. Tuck fresh fruit, raw vegetables, chocolate, dried fruit and almonds into any openings. Place honey and olives in small bowls and nestle the bowls into any open spaces on the board. Don't forget to set out cheese knives, a honey dipper and a bowl for olive pits.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 ounce cheese & ¼ ounce cold cuts, plus baguette, fruit, vegetables, chocolate, dried fruit, honey and olives
  • Per serving: 248 calories; 12 g fat(7 g sat); 3 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 11 g added sugars; 1,568 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 118 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 374 mg sodium; 218 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (31% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ high fat protein, 1 other carbohydrate, ½ starch

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