Holiday Cheese Board

This vegetarian charcuterie board is a perfect party appetizer. Cheese, nuts and dried fruit are decorated with sugared fresh fruit for an elegant presentation.

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 cup seedless green and/or red grape s
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar, divided
  • ½ 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
  • ¼ cup pitted dates
  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • 2 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 oz. Colby Jack cheese, cut into 3 wedges
  • 8 to 10 fresh rosemary  sprigs (4 inch)
  • ½ stalk celery
  • Assorted NABISCO Crackers such as: RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips


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