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How to make a Simple Summer Cheese Board

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: gluten free, appetizer,
  • Cuisine: american


How to make a simple Summer Cheese Board in just 10 minutes – filled with summer fruits, complimentary cheese, nuts and wine pairings! Everything you need to know about how to build the best cheese board. 



Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe

  • 3 oz. prosciutto de parma, thinly sliced
  • 68 half moon slices of cantaloupe, skin removed

Cheese Board

  • 1 soft cheese (mozzarella, burrata, goat cheese, Brie)
  • 1 semi-hard cheese (manchego, provolone, feta cheese)
  • 1 hard cheese (Asiago, aged Cheddar, Parmesan)
  • 2 cured meats – salami, prosciutto, pepperoni,
  • nuts (pecans, pistachios)
  • fruit (watermelon slices, strawberries, blueberry, blackberries, etc. )
  • other: honey


Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe

  1. Wrap one slice of prosciutto around cantaloupe slice.

Arrange Cheese Board

  1. Arrange cheese on board first.
  2. Place prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe and watermelon slices on board.
  3. Arrange cured meat on board.
  4. Fill in “open spots” with remaining ingredients until the cheese board is completely full and you can’t see the board.

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