Thanksgiving Cheese Board

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You knew it was coming. The most epic Thanksgiving Cheese Board to kick start the Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Cheese Board from (@whatsgabycookin)

In the grand scheme of Thanksgiving, easy to prep parts of the meal are the way to go. I love a shortcut on a day when there are 10+ items on the menu. This Thanksgiving Cheese Board requires zero cooking, per usual, and really is just a collection of some of my most favorite things artfully arranged. Ready - let's break it down! I'll probably pair this down by ½ this year for JUST Thomas and I! Yolo.

There are lots of cheeses and meats, plenty of olives, dried fruits, crostini, bread sticks, nuts, pickled things, mini apples and persimmons. I went for a bit of a darker theme this year to match the full table spread, which means there's a lot of orange on there in the way of persimmons and mimolette cheese! I added a variety of crackers (just grabbed a few various crackers from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods that varied in color) plus some castelvetrano olives and a mixture from my favorite olive bar. I threw some honeycomb on top of a wheel of brie and some candied nuts on top of a triple creme. AND some marinated artichoke hearts. Simply drain the canned artichoke hearts and toss them with a vinaigrette and boom.

Here's a little tip, instead of a soft cheese as is, you could use baked camembert or brie to add that cozy element to your Thanksgiving Cheese Board.

Thanksgiving Cheese Board from (@whatsgabycookin)

Basically it's everything anyone could want! Have at it, and tag me in your pics when you make it at home!

Thanksgiving Cheese Board

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
Talk about the appetizer to end all appetizers! This thanksgiving cheese board has a little something for everyone and best part is there is no cooking involved!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


  • 1 cup Olives I used castelvetrano, and a mixed olive concoction from Whole Foods
  • 6 ounces Thinly Sliced Prosciutto
  • 6 ounces Thinly Sliced Salami
  • ½ cup Marcona Almonds
  • ½ cup Candied Walnuts
  • 5 kinds of assorted cheeses (triple creme, brie, mimolette, manchego and a blue)
  • 1 piece Honeycomb
  • ½ cup Spiced Cashews
  • Various Crackers
  • ½ cup Marinated artichokes
  • 2 whole Persimmons
  • 1 cup Dried fruit
  • Breadsticks


  • Arrange everything on a large platter in small groupings. Serve immediately.


Arrange the board in a way that is pleasing to the eye with various colors and textures.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1483mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 829IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 2mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking


    1. depends on how strict they are - i've been eating all types of cheese while pregnant. So I dont modify for myself

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