A Loaded Thanksgiving Cheeseboard to kick off your day/night with an easy and quick, throw together cheeseboard!
Finally, a ‘recipe’ with zero cooking, marinading, dressing, or thinking when you already have a million things happening for your Thanksgiving feast. This Loaded Thanksgiving Cheeseboard is CRAZY! You have a turkey in the slow cooker thanks to this recipe, a cheesecake setting in the fridge, and a whole other array of sides happening. But what about a starter? More importantly, what about preparing something that requires zero skill and no cooking?!
Cheeseboard for the win!
Truth be told… I had the time of my life building this cheeseboard. Whenever I get a moment to myself (forgotten what that feels like now), my favourite pastime is creating an epic cheeseboard with a glass/bottle of wine; sitting on the floor while binge-watching This Is Us (don’t judge — I’m Jack-obsessed), and getting lost in meat, cheese and all things pickled. This has also been known in my life as LUNCH.
Usually I grab what I have, and since I love boards like this, I’m always fully stocked with jars of sun dried tomatoes (shock horror since most of my recipes have that theme), pickles, a fridge full of cheese and cold meats, and crackers in the pantry.
The best thing about a cheeseboard is that you can arrange it with ingredients or elements YOUR family loves, and however you want.
For this one I went with herbed breadsticks, bagel crisps, water crackers, dried apricots, fresh figs, pear slices, prosciutto slices, prosciutto WRAPPED figs (+HELLO), seedless grapes, olives, sun dried tomato, marinated feta, pomegranates, nuts, brie, American cheddar, parmesan, cornichons (or mini pickles), etc!
YES. There WAS wine involved during and after shooting these photos. I nice, chilled bottle of moscato.
Loaded Thanksgiving Cheeseboard
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A Loaded Thanksgiving Cheeseboard to kick off your day/night with an easy and quick, throw together cheeseboard that requires zero skill and no prep work!
- Bread twists or sticks I used garlic and rosemary
- Thinly Sliced Prosciutto
- Thinly Sliced Hungarian Salami
- Fresh Figs
- Fresh Sliced Pear
- Red seedless grapes
- Olives I used a mixture of cream cheese stuffed green olives, seedless Kalamata olives, and marinated olives
- Marinated Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Roasted Almonds
- Salted Pistachios
- Roasted Walnuts
- Salted Cashews
- Assorted cheeses double cream brie, American cheddar, marinated Feta and Italian parmesan cubes
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Bagel Poppyseed Crisps
- Ritz Crackers
- Water Crackers
- Dried Apricots
- Mini Pickles
Arrange everything on a large board or platter. Serve immediately.
You can also add Swiss cheese, camembert, blue cheese or goats cheese to your platter. Any cold meats can also be added.
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