Just in time for the holidays, I’m sharing this easy, beautiful, and delicious holiday cheese board today as part of a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese
‘Tis the season for family gatherings, holiday parties, and good food! With Thanksgiving just a week away and Christmas fast approaching, we’re already planning our holiday meals and parties. If you’ve been around my family during the holidays, you know that there is one staple – Kaukauna® Cheese Balls! My dad has been buying Kaukauna® Cheese Balls for Thanksgiving and Christmas for as long as I can remember. So, they are a must for our holiday traditions! YUM! So good! For those not already familiar with Kaukauna® cheese, know that it’s delicious and made with 100% real cheddar. Kaukauna® comes in cups, logs, and balls, making it an easy entertaining solution. The cheese is delicious all by itself or as part of a recipe. I love including it in a cheese board! We LOVE a festive ‘entertaining spread’ for parties and the holidays! In fact, our normal Christmas Eve dinner looks a little something like this. Making a good cheese board or food spread like this is equal parts great food and great presentation. That’s why Kaukauna® is a perfect partner for your entertaining endeavors! They’ve already done the work of making beautiful, delicious cheese balls and logs that your guests will love. Then, all you need to do is add your creative touches to its presentation to make it the perfect appetizer for your gathering! And I happen to think that this particular holiday cheese board spread came out so pretty! With the items I used, I think it could work perfectly for any of your celebrations around Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s. The board looks beautiful, seasonal, and festive, but is SOOOOOO easy to make! So you can impress your guests by serving up a very lovely cheese board, without anything being complicated or difficult for you! This was honestly so simple to throw together! You just unwrap your favorite Kaukauna® cheese products, place them on a nice tray, and toss some other festive food items around the cheese! Takes almost no time at all and yet you’re left with a beautiful, tasty spread! Here’s what we used for this one:
Easy Holiday Cheese Board Ingredients:
- Kaukauna® Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ball
- Kaukauna® Pepper Jack Cheese Ball
- Kaukauna® Port Wine Cheese Log
- dried apricots
- dried cranberries
- pomegranate seeds
- roasted pumpkin seeds
- honey roasted/candied mixed nuts
- two varieties of crackers
- fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish
It’s important to note that you can change up the ingredients however you’d like! You can add meat and vegetables if you want. Or you can keep it to just cheese, crackers, fruit, and nuts like we did. It’s entirely up to you! We LOVE the idea of using roasted pumpkin seeds on the tray – especially for Thanksgiving. And, we have a delicious recipe for cinnamon maple pumpkin seeds here. But you could always swap that out for another seed or nut type. The pomegranate seeds were honestly the only thing that took any work at all. If you don’t want to mess with those, add in one more dried fruit. Blackberries or blueberries might look quite nice in the pomegranate’s place also.
No matter what ingredients you decide on, you just want to vary the colors and location of items on your serving tray. You can see that we put the Kaukauna® Port Wine Cheese Log on one side of the board and the Kaukauna® Cheese Balls on the other. The crackers and nuts were spread out, diagonally across from each other as well. Splitting the like items like that and spreading out the flavors/colors around the board just helps keep it look a little more visually pleasing and interesting. It’s so simple to put together, yet looks SO great! So, impress your guests with a beautiful and tasty spread like this for your upcoming holiday parties and family gatherings! Everyone will love diving into their favorite Kaukauna® Cheese Balls or Logs!
You should be able to pick up everything you need to make this fun spread at your local grocery store. We picked ours up at our local Albertsons Safeway! Before you go, snag this Ibotta offer to save on any Kaukauna® Cheese product (starting 11/15/17 through 12/31/17 – or until offer expires). We love saving money, especially at the holidays!
But wait… there’s more! For more creative recipes & ideas using Kaukauna® Cheese, be sure to check out the Create with Kaukauna® site and enter the fun sweepstakes below!
Kaukauna® Sweepstakes Info:
For a chance to win prizes through a Kaukauna® sweepstakes, you can either share a pre-written tweet, visit the social hub, visit Kaukauna®’s Facebook page, or visit Kaukauna®’s Pinterest page! Four lucky winners will win an “entertaining basket” that includes a $250 Visa gift card, apron, oven mitt, kitchen towel, Kaukauna® cheeseboard, and serving platter. Ten lucky winners will receive a $100 Visa gift card, and fifteen lucky winners will receive either a $25 Visa gift card, a Kaukauna® cheeseboard, and an oven mitt or apron! Sweepstakes entry dates are 11/15/2017 12:00am ET to 12/31/2017 11:59pm ET. See Official Rules: http://cbi.as/a10gz”
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Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
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