Holiday Cheese Board

10  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 15 servings.

Holiday Cheese Board Recipe


  • 1 cup seedless green and/or red grapes
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 5 oz. pepper Jack cheese, cut into cubes
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 3 oz. nut-covered white cheddar cheese log, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 2 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 oz. Colby Jack cheese, cut into 3 wedges
  • 8 to 10 fresh rosemary sprigs (4 inch)
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  •  Assorted NABISCO Crackers such as: RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks


  • Rinse  grapes with cold water; drain but let some water remain on the grapes.
  • Roll  grapes in 2 Tbsp. sugar until evenly coated on all sides. Place in single layer on wire rack. Let stand 15 min. or until dried. Repeat with cranberries and remaining sugar.
  • Place  sugared fruit along with all remaining ingredients except colby Jack cheese, rosemary, celery and crackers in rows on large cheese board or platter to resemble a Christmas tree as shown in photo, starting first row of ingredients a few inches from bottom of board.
  • Arrange  colby Jack cheese wedges at top of tree to resemble a star. Insert rosemary sprigs between rows, then place celery stalk at bottom of tree for the trunk.
  • Serve  with crackers

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare using your favorite varieties of cheese, planning on purchasing 1 oz. cheese for each serving.


Nutrition Information

Makes 15 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 275 
    • Total fat 15 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 340 mg
    • Carbohydrate 28 g
    • Dietary fiber 3 g
    • Total sugars 11 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 8 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 20 %DV
    • Iron 8 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

We are using cookies in order to facilitate your navigation. By continuing to navigate on this website or clicking on the close button you accept our policy regarding the usage of cookies. Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.