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How to Make a Perfect Cheese Board (vegan options)

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Everything you need to know about making a Show-Stopping Cheese Board, any time of year! This post details the 5 elements you need to create the perfect charcuterie board, along with diverse options for specific ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free options included!


  • Crackers like: Wasa crisps, baguette toasts, chia crackers, wheat crackers, water crackers, or pita chips
  • Cheese like: goat, Parmesan, Cheddar, Brie, and Stilton (vegan options available at most stores)
  • Dips like: hummus, pesto, chili crisp, red pepper, and white bean
  • Fresh fruit like: grapes, pomegranate, sliced apples, sliced pears, and dates
  • Jams like: apricot, fig, or berry
  • Dried fruit like: raisins, cranberries, apricots, and figs
  • Nuts and seeds like: pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, and cashews
  • Salty items like: capers, green olives, and black olives
  • Greens like: parsley, basil, microgreens, and chives


  1. Select 1-3 items from each of the categories listed above. Prepare ingredients by toasting breads and slicing fruits and cheeses as necessary.
  2. Arrange all ingredients on a large board in the following order: crackers, cheeses, dips, fresh fruits, jams, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, salty items, and greens.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy.


Nutritional information varies based on ingredients used. Have fun with it and choose what you like!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Plating
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: One sixth of board
  • Calories: 200 calories
  • Sugar: 13 grams
  • Sodium: 10 milligrams
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 5 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: cheese board, charcuterie, snack, fruit, nuts, party, dips, appetizer