How to Create a Cheese Plate : An Easy and Beautiful Appetizer

Do you have company coming for New Years? It is SO easy to create a cheese plate that is a show stopping appetizer.  It is quick, tasty and beautiful…and it’s my go-to appetizer when I’m having company.  I love it because it’s SO easy to put together and looks like a million bucks.  Here are a few tip to create your own cheese plate in minutes.

cheese plate

Here’s what you’ll need:

3-5 types of unique cheeses

We are a bit adventurous with our cheese, but you don’t have to be.  The guideline I usually follow for a good assortment is this:

1 hard, 1 semi-soft and 1 soft

one Goat, one cow and one sheep

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how to create a cheese plate

how to create a cheese plate

You can serve these with some fun things to accompany them. These are a few things that we like with ours and seem to work well:

Crackers (pick something pretty)

A Sliced Baguette

Sliced Green Apples


Dried fruits (apricots, cherries)

Nuts (candied walnuts, almonds etc.)


Spicy mustard

Exotic honey (honeycomb, flavored honey)

Cherry preserves

I always like to add a little dark chocolate too

Most of the grocery stores sell specialty cheeses these days, but if not, you can find a great selection (for less!!) at Trader Joes and Costco.

Looking for more fun New Year’s Eve party ideas? Make our super easy gold polka dot sticker garland  and glittered mini sparkling cider bottles , make Shana’s sparkling cider pound cake for snacks, download our free Midnight Kisses printable tags for favors, and you’re all ready to party! 😉

Happy Entertaining-



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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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