Thanksgiving is all about the feast, but during the afternoon, I like to serve some appetizers to snack on. This Thanksgiving appetizer and cheese platter is perfect for guests to graze while cooking the traditional turkey feast!
Believe it or not, dinner isn’t my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I actually love gathering the family in the morning, watching the Thanksgiving parade, playing football outside, cooking, drinking wine, all while family members and guests graze on delicious Thanksgiving appetizers.
Our Thanksgiving cheese and appetizer board is full of our favorite fall flavors! If you’re looking for easy Thanksgiving appetizers, this is perfect to serve! It’s also great to bring for a Friendsgiving and requires just a small amount of roasting.
A Thanksgiving appetizer that has all of the traditional Thanksgiving flavors. So easy to make and even better to eat!
HOW TO MAKE A THANKSGIVING APPETIZER PLATTER
- Large Round Cheese Board – We used this one!
- Small Marble Bowls – These are my go-to for all of my cheeseboards
- Small Serving Spoons
- Cheese Knives – We use these copper cheese knives.
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Roasted Greenbeans
- Cranberry Sauce (or jam)
- Cheese (soft, medium and hard)
CHOOSING CHEESE FOR YOUR BOARD
When making a cheese platter it’s important to have different textures and flavors. Choose a soft cheese, medium cheese, and hard cheese to put on the board.
Types of soft cheese:
- Blue Cheese
Types of semi-soft cheese:
Types of hard cheese:
- Monterey Jack
Roast the green beans and brussels sprouts on a baking sheet, drizzled with olive oil and a pinch of salt, in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.
Start assembling the Charcutier on a large round board.
Arrange the different cheeses on the board. Try to select a soft cheese like goat or brie, medium cheddar cheese and a harder cheese like aged gouda.
Also, use different shapes of cheese too. You can also slice it differently so each variety stands out on the appetizer platter.
Next, add small bowls of olives and cranberry sauce with small serving spoons.
Place the brussels sprout and green beans on the board.
Fill in the empty spaces with grapes, sliced fruit, and crackers.
You can assemble the board the day before Thanksgiving. It’s best to wait for the fruit since it can turn brown, so right before serving slice the pears and figs.
Assembling the perfect charcuterie board with fruits, meats and a variety of cheese is not always easy but when it’s done right it’s one of our favorite appetizers or even dinners!
Article written by Eden of Sugar and Charm™