Summer Fruit and Cheese Board
Celebrate summer with a charcuterie board filled with cheese, cracker and fruit appetizer bites, perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Prep time30 min
ServingsMakes 16 servings.
- Brie cheese, feta cheese, white cheddar cheese slices and garlic-herb cheese spread
- Bocconcini fresh mozzarella balls
- Sliced watermelon
- Fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
- Chopped tomatoes
- RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Original Snacks
- Seedless raspberry jam
- Fresh herbs, such as mint, thyme and basil
- Place cheeses, fruits, tomatoes, crackers and bowl of jam on large board or platter.
- Garnish with herbs.
- Serve with additional crackers in bowls or in baskets next to board.
- Cheese boards can be prepared for any number of servings, depending on the size of the gathering. Use a guideline of 1 oz. cheese and 1 oz. crackers per person. For a well-balanced board, fill in any empty spaces on board with fruit. For the 16 servings shown here, figure on purchasing a total of 1 lb. cheese. Have plenty of RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Original Snacks available for guests to choose from along with seasonal fruit.
- Special Extra
Use small cookie cutter to cut cheddar and watermelon slices into star shapes. The brie and feta can also be cut into star shapes using a larger cookie cutter.
- Vary the Cheese and Fruits
For a more interesting board, serve 3 or 4 varieties of cheeses featuring a variety of textures, shapes and flavors. Soft, semi-soft and firm cheese; cubes, slices, logs and wedges all add more interest. Choose fruits that are in season and have complementary flavors, textures and shapes, such as clusters of grapes, sliced crisp apples and pears, and soft berries.
- Cheese Tips
For best flavor, let the cheeses sit for about 15 min. at room temperature before serving. Soft, semi-soft and firm cheese; cubes, slices, logs and wedges all add more interest. If serving a wedge or full piece of cheese, be sure to place a knife on the board for each variety of cheese you are serving.