Happy New Year! I present to you a cheese board worthy of any upcoming celebration. I made this on New Years Eve and it was the perfect snack while we waited for dinner. Plus my last DIY Festive Cheeseboard was a hit so I knew I needed to share another option for those of you that are like me and love cheeseboards!
Jarod and I decided to stay home this year after a trip to Washington state for the holidays. It was nice to just decompress, relax, and slow down for a minute.
As someone who works a 9 to 5 during the week I often find it difficult to make time to just pause and absorb life around me. Anyone else ever feel like this? That’s one of my resolutions in the New Year. Just relax and be more present.
Another resolution? Make more videos for my blog to share with all of you! I thought it would be fun to do a quick time lapse showing you how I set up these beautiful cheeseboards. I’ve been blogging on Instagram for 3 years now and realized videos are something I don’t do…ever. Unless it’s on Instagram Stories. So why not get out of my comfort zone a little and try something new!
I have a lot of fun putting these together and I hope it inspires you to make one for your next gathering!
Step #1 – Think about what type of cheeseboard you want to create. For this one I wanted something that incorporated seasonal fruit along with the typical meat and cracker options I almost always have. I even picked up two different cheeses that incorporated fruit. One with blueberries and the other with apricots. This also allows for some beautiful colors on your board.
Step #2 – Gather your ingredients. I recommend visiting Trader Joe’s for your cheese. They always have a great selection. Farmer’s Markets are another excellent option because you can find unique offerings that you wouldn’t necessarily find at the grocery store.
Step #3 – If your event is at home, no worries, just assemble when you’re ready! If you are traveling somewhere I recommend bringing everything with you to arrange there in person so nothing gets damaged during your travels.
Here is an exact list of all the items I featured on this cheeseboard:
For The Cheese-
Black Truffle Goat Cheese
White Stilton With Apricots
Cheddar Cheese with White Wine, Garlic & Parsley
Blueberry Goat Cheese
For The Meat-
Pizzelle Waffle Cookies
Crackers (I Used 2 Different Kinds for Variety)
Olives & Garlic
Rosemary (For Decoration)
Have fun and experiment with your cheeseboards. I hope you make one of your own. If you do please tag me in on Instagram so I can see it! @natashasfoodadventures or #natashasfoodadventures Can’t wait to see your cheeseboard creations!