How to Build a Cheese Board

Become a charcuterie board expert with these tips for building the best party snack board full of cheese, crackers, meats and other appetizer bites.

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Ingredient list

  • Soft cheese, such as Brie cheese
  • Creamy cheese, such as goat cheese
  • Tangy cheese, such as blue cheese
  • Hard cheese, such as cheddar cheese
  • Thinly sliced meat, such as prosciutto
  • Prepared dip, such as crab dip
  • Fresh fruit, such as grapes, berries and sliced pear
  • Mixed olive s
  • Mixed nuts
  • Jam, preserves or honey
  • RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Original Snacks
  • Fresh herbs, such as rosemary and thyme

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Recipe Tips

1

Arrange cheeses and meat on large board or platter. Add small bowl of dip.

2

Fill in spaces on board with fruit, and bowls of olives, nuts and jam.

3

Add crackers. Serve additional crackers in bowls or baskets next to the board.

4

Garnish tray with sprigs of herbs.

5

Cheese boards can be prepared for any number of servings, depending on the size of the gathering. Use a guideline of 1 oz. cheese, 1/2 oz. meat, 1 Tbsp. dip and 1 oz. (or labeled serving size) of crackers* per person. For a well-balanced board, fill in empty spaces on board with fruit. For the 16 servings shown here, figure on purchasing 1 lb. of cheese, 1/2 lb. of thinly sliced meat and 1 cup dip. Have plenty of RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks available for guests to choose from, along with the fruit.   

*Serving size of RITZ Crackers is 1/2 oz.