Rustic Wooden Cheese Board serving fresh summer fruit and cheese platter appetizers.

Cheese Platter Ideas

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Platted
  • Cuisine: American


A list of Cheese Platter Ideas for any occasion or season with recommended cheese types, fruit and meats to serve on a Cheese Platter or Cheese Board.


  • a wedge of Gouda Cheese
  • a block of sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • fresh Honey Goat Cheese
  • fresh Goat Cheese
  • crackers
  • fresh grapes
  • fresh Rainier Cherries
  • red or black plums
  • fresh or dried figs
  • deli Salami and Cheese Rolls
  • deli Prosciutto and Cheese Rolls


  1. Begin preparing your cheese platter about an hour before planning to serve to allow the fruit and cheese to come to room temperature.
  2. Rinse all of the fresh fruit under cold running water. Drain and allow to dry on a paper towel.
  3. Arrange your two cheese platters, one on top of the other if using.
  4. Slice the sharp cheddar cheese into slices or squares depending on the size of crackers you are using.
  5. Unwrap the wedge of Gouda cheese and place it on the cheese platter making it the focal point of your cheese platter.
  6. Arrange the fresh fruit around the cheeses on the cheese platter.
  7. Arrange the meat and cheese rolls on the cheese platter.
  8. Place the finished cheese platter on a table or counter where it will be easy for your guests to reach all of the cheese platter ingredients.
  9. Serves 8 to 12 people depending on if you are serving other appetizers along with your cheese platter.


See helpful tips in the post


  • Calories: 435

Keywords: Cheese Platter Ideas, Summer Cheese Platter, Cheese and Fruit Platters, Holiday Appetizer Ideas

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