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DIY Cheese Tray

Learn how to build your own delicious Cheese Platter! Pair a variety of cheeses with fruits, nuts, crackers, and spreads for the ultimate appetizer platter.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: DIY Cheese Tray
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke



  • 6 oz Spanish manchego cheese
  • 1 wedge Parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz chevre rolled in fresh herbs
  • 4 oz blue cheese
  • 6 oz creamy Brie cheese
  • 6 oz smoked Gouda cheese

Fresh Fruit/Sauces

  • 1 bunch grapes
  • Strawberries halved lengthwise
  • 2 oz honey
  • 2 oz raspberry jam


  • 1 baguette sliced and toasted
  • 1 pkg crackers

Dried Fruit/Nuts

  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c dried blueberries
  • 1/2 c golden raisins
  • 1/2 c macademia nuts
  • 1/2 c almonds
  • 1/2 c walnuts


  • Arrange cheese on platter so it is evenly spaced and in varying heights and positions. Cut or crumble some of each cheese and let it spill on the platter.
  • Add grapes and strawberries, then arrange sauces in small bowls on the board. Rearrange fresh fruit as necessary creating height when it makes sense.
  • Add bread slices and crackers, then fill in spaces with dried fruit and nuts. Look at the overall cheese board and fill in any remaining spaces or gaps with more crackers, fruit, cheese, and nuts.