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cheese, crackers, jam, and fruit on a rectangular wooden board.

Christmas Cheese Board

Published by Kate
A festive cheese platter for your holiday get-togethers.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 351 kcal


  • 12 oz cheddar or another hard cheese (I used a cranberry white cheddar and a blueberry vodka cheddar, both from Aldi)
  • 5 oz stilton or another soft cheese (I used a cranberry stilton from Aldi)
  • 5 oz blue cheese (I used blue cheese from Aldi)
  • 3 cups assorted crackers (a box of assorted "entertaining crackers" is great for this)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • cup strawberry jam (or use a another type of red fruit jam)
  • ½ cup green olives
  • ½ cup nuts (I used skin-on almonds and marcona almonds)


  • Slice the cheese into assorted shapes and place on the platter.
  • Place the jam and olives into small dishes, and place the dishes on the platter.
  • Add crackers to the platter, fanning out the crackers as you go.
  • Fill in the holes with the strawberries, raspberries, and nuts.


Examples of hard cheeses include cheddar, manchego, gouda, colby jack, and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Soft cheeses include goat cheese, brie, camembert, and fresh mozzarella.
Blue cheeses include gorgonzola, stilton, and roquefort.
Choose cheeses that you enjoy! You can find seasonal cheeses such as cranberry cheddar in December at stores such as Aldi, Whole Foods Market, and your local grocery store. 
Amp up the red and green theme with strawberries, raspberries, green olives, strawberry jam, and small red or green dishes for items such as marinated mushrooms, olives, or jam. 


Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 15gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 729mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 486IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 366mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cheese board, cheese platter
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