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If you’ve been to my house, you’ve probably eaten from a cheese board. I like the zen of arranging everything with a good *aesthetic*. I also love getting to buy a bunch of things we usually don’t have around the house.
Plus, it always feeds more than I ever expect. After making this one, we ate nibbles all week long. It was awesome.
For this bad boy, I wanted to go for a pretty traditional Halloween vibe with oranges and blacks and a little green. I’d already worked with a rustic fall cheese board vibe and a geeky Game of Thrones board in the past and wanted to fit in with spooky szn.
Considering almost all Halloween events (and even trick-or-treating) may be cancelled this year, we can at least host tiny gatherings with just our household and a whole bunch of tiny themed foods. Set this cheese board out in front of Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (no hate!), or the spooky movie of your choosing.
How to make a creepy Halloween cheese board
Various cheeses from families like aged, soft, firm, and blue cheeses: I like manchego, goat, Roquefort, brie, aged cheddar, and smoked gouda. I also found some blueberry-covered goat cheese that was *chef’s kiss* Thanks, Trader Joes!).
I went light on meats to add in more orange and black items, but some great picks are Prosciutto di Parma, Genoa salami, soppressata, roast beef, and pepperoni. Firmer meats are great for holding their shape on the board.
Fruits and veggies
Mini gherkins, olives, dark grapes, dried mango and apricots, blackberries, and mini persimmons made up the bulk of the produce on this plate. But feel free to go wild with cut-up veggies, fresh fruit, and dried fruit that you love.
I chose some dark chocolate-dusted almonds, and salted almonds, but I had intended to include pistachios since I love them. This is the category to really pick anything that suits your fancy. If you’re allergic to nuts, always remember there’s nothing on this list that can’t be swapped with something else.
Since this was Halloween-themed, I tried to scout out some orange, white, and black items like cheese crackers, candy corn, pumpkin pretzels, pumpkin madeleines, smoky peach jam (YUM), mustard, crackers, and sliced baguettes. Just browse through your store aisles (or, even better, your pantry!) for any tasty items that add texture, color, and flavor to your board.
Don’t forget to include some plates, serving forks and spoons, and napkins or easy nibbling.
Here are more recipes that may tickle your fancy this fall:
- Halloween pretzel kisses
- Halloween cheese ghostie toasties
- All Halloween recipes
- All fall recipes
- All party food ideas
Happy Halloween, friends!