These cheese platter ideas will transform your festive buffet – Woman Magazine


These cheese platter ideas will transform your festive buffet - Woman Magazine

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a hearty cheeseboard to finish your meal (and, of course, picking at the leftovers over the next week).

But this year, it’s seemingly not enough to pick up a supermarket multi-pack or slap some cheddar and camembert on a bread board with a few crackers. That’s right, countless food bloggers have taken to Instagram to showcase their spectacular cheesy creations, prompting a trend for colourful platters with ingredients from all over the world.

The best thing? All you need to do is source the ingredients and arrange them. Any of these boards would make a show-stopping centrepiece for your festive table!

Feast your eyes on these babies…

The classic cheeseboard

If it aint broke… Crackers, grapes, cheese and chutney are the perfect combo. This will take just minutes to put together, but looks super impressive.

Cheeseboard delight ?? what better way to enjoy a few year end drinks than with a glorious cheeseboard? #cheesy #cheeses #cheeseboard #yearendparty #catering #celebrate #2017 #madetoorder #chopitlikeitshot #joburg

A post shared by Chop It Like It’s Hot (@chopitlikeitshot.jhb) on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:59pm PST

The ‘bit-of-everything’ board

Feast your eyes on this smorgasbord of delights, featuring a whole host of antipasto options, as well as the integral meat, cheese and bread. Delicious!

Dear wine and cheese platter, let’s make this exclusive. All day every day, me and you – forever. ? Love, the Sparkly wine mermaid ?

A post shared by ✨The Sparkly Wine Mermaid✨ (@sparklywinemermaid) on Dec 4, 2017 at 2:18pm PST

The Asian-inspired feast

This delectable display uses crispy wontons, sesame bites and wasabi peas to add an Asian twist to a traditional cheese offering.

Whether you call it a cheese board or a cheese plate, all that matters for this platter with a twist is that it’s piled high with Asian-inspired bites to go with @kettlebrand Fiery Thai potato chips ?? because there’s so much more to appetizers with chips than just the dip #ad @kettlebrand #foodiecrush #foodiecrusheats . get all my tips tricks and deliciousness https://www.foodiecrush.com/asian-inspired-cheese-board/ . #cheeseboard #cheeseplate #cheese #appetizer #potatochips

A post shared by Heidi Larsen (@foodiecrush) on Dec 4, 2017 at 5:23pm PST

The healthy option

This recipe suggests opting for goats cheeses if you’re sensitive to dairy – they’re easier to digest. Add in some nuts, fresh fruit and veggies – and some wholegrain crackers – and you’re good to go.

say cheeeese ? had some friends over for a wine & cheese night and came up with a healthy cheese board hack! If you’re sensitive to dairy experiment with goat milk cheeses. goat feta and goat cheddar are easier on the stomach, easier to digest, and still offer delicious flavour! insider scoop: @ozerybakery came out with bite size crackers = perfect cheese to cracker ratio and i like that they are made with real ingredients and are free of preservatives. instead of going all cheese, i created balance with some veggies, fruit & and dips ?what’s your fav cheeseboard must have? | #ihartnutrition #OzeryBakeryFan #partner

A post shared by Jordana Hart (@ihartnutrition) on Dec 4, 2017 at 5:49pm PST

Antipasti perfection

Delicious Italian meats and olives make the ideal accompaniment to all cheeses, but particularly with soft, mellow ones like fresh mozzarella. Add a jar of tapenade and marinated peppers for extra flavour.

EAT AMAZING FOOD #charcuterie #cheese #cheeseboard #olives #nuts #delish #holiday #holidays #eat #foodie #foodies #foodblogger #foodpic #foodstagram #food #foodlover #delicious #yum #yummy #foodlovers #foodlove #instadaily #instagood #instalike #picoftheday #photooftheday #tuesday #mondays #mondaymotivation #monday

A post shared by @spiritualrenegade on Dec 5, 2017 at 12:30am PST

Colour, colour, colour

Try livening up your platter with fresh, vibrant flavours – this one uses vivid beetroot, chicory and pomegranate to add lots of colour.

Family is in town & it’s almost Thanksgiving… so naturally a cheeseboard had to be done ? . . . . #cheeseboard #charcuterie #thanksgiving #howiholiday

A post shared by Adeline Waugh (@vibrantandpure) on Nov 22, 2017 at 11:51am PST

The no-cheese cheeseboard

This one will certainly turn heads! Using waffles, cake, fresh fruit and cream, a dessert board is the perfect option for those that prefer sweet over savoury.

Morning tea ☕️ ❤️ . #amazinggrazers #adelaideeats #adelaidecatering #adelaidefoodie #grazingboard #morningtea #platters #corporatecatering #waffles #festiveseason #cheeseboard #cake #grazing #instafoodie #graze #fortheloveoffood #foodstylist #ichoosesa #foodart

A post shared by Amazing Grazers (@amazinggrazers) on Dec 4, 2017 at 4:45pm PST

The all-in-one

These metre-long boards allow for everything but the kitchen sink!

Two metres of deeeelight ❤️ . #amazinggrazers #adelaideeats #adelaidecatering #adelaidefoodie #grazingboard #charcuterie #platters #corporatecatering #grazerunner #festiveseason #cheeseboard #antipasto #grazing #instafoodie #graze #fortheloveoffood #foodstylist #ichoosesa #foodart

A post shared by Amazing Grazers (@amazinggrazers) on Dec 3, 2017 at 9:22pm PST

A taste of Mexico

Add guacamole, salsa, roasted corn and fresh lime to your offering for a truly unique take on the festive platter! A popular Mexican cheese is queso fresco, which is creamy and mild.

Mexican cheese board. . #nancejam #roastedwalnuts #atedeguayaba #oaxacacheese #quesofresco #goatcheesewithcocoanibs #huitlacoche #corntruffle #esquites #roastedcorn #salsaverde #rajasdip #friedsageleaves #rostedveggies #kitchenculturecatering #occhef #mexicanchef #fortheloveoffood #ocfoodies #occatering #gourmet #cheeseboard #mexicancheeseboard

A post shared by Anthony Plascencia (@kitchenculturecatering) on Sep 19, 2017 at 5:53pm PDT

The festive treat

Why not try this recipe for baked brie with blackberry compote and candied pecans – the perfect Christmassy option, wow-factor included.

Which one is your favourite?


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