Fall Cheese Board Wreath
Simply add fall colors to create a festive charcuterie board for the perfect Fall Cheese Board Wreath for Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving.
We love cheese boards for the holidays, and being the first day of November, we can’t wait to share with you our tips! Bringing people together is what we love to do, so whether you’re serving appetizers, or a full meal, this Fall Cheese Board Wreath is delicious and gorgeous.
Why we love this cheeseboard
A cheese board is perfect for your holiday celebration. Just pick out your favorite cheeses, meats, a few carbs (hello, crackers), condiments (like a sweet jam), and all of the other little special additions. Grab your biggest board and serve. You can check out our various sizes of The Big Board.
Let’s start with the colors of fall. Use these colors and items to really send the point home–don’t forget to add a pumpkin or two.
Colors on a fall cheese board
- Burnt Orange
- Olive Green
- Mustard Yellow
- Even a dusty pink is stunning!
Ingredients to buy
Here’s a list to print out (full recipe below), but gather these ingredients:
- Apricot jam: or use your favorite fall flavor like apple butter or berry
- Calabrese salami: mix up and use a variety of cured meats
- Persimmons to garnish: slice on the board if you’d like
- Carrots: roast for 10 minutes with the top on (don’t cut off the carrot tops)
- Radishes: sub with carrots or another roasted veggie
- Mitica Membrillo: quince paste – read about this below
- Roasted salted pepitas: you can also add almond, pecans, or pistachio
- Herbs shaped in a round circle to form a wreath: bundle of sage (about 2 store-bought containers), thyme & rosemary
- Assorted crackers
- Italian breadsticks with olive oil
Cheese to buy:
- Point Reyes TomaTruffle cheese
- Roth Cheese Prairie Sunset
- Boursin cheese
- Marin Petite Supreme Brie
- Neal’s Yard Colston Basset Stilton Cheese
For fall you can also add candy, chocolate, or even small pumpkins or gourds.
What is the difference between a charcuterie board and a cheese board?
The difference between charcuterie and cheese boards is their ingredients; charcuterie refers to a mix of cured meats, while cheese boards refer to a selection of cheeses served together. Because we used so many cheeses on this epic charcuterie board, we’re calling it a cheese board.
Here are the best cheeses for your charcuterie board
Hard cheese: Make sure and cut into pieces Parmesan, aged Gouda, asiago, so they’re easy to serve.
Firm cheese: Gruyere, manchego, colby, and cheddar. Again, cut into cubes or small pieces.
Semi-soft cheese: Havarti or muenster. Set out a hunk with a small knife.
Soft cheese: Burrata, Boursin (like a goat cheese), Brie cheese, mascarpone, or stracchino.
How many cheeses should be on a cheese board?
How many cheeses should you serve? It’s up to you the varieties, but stick to at least three or more types of cheese. You can always use the leftover cheese into other recipes!
How to make a wreath
- Start with small bowls to anchor the board, and visualize your design. For this board it will be circular, like a holiday wreath.
- Next, fan the sliced cheeses and crackers out around the bowls.
- Fill in the space with fruits, meats, quince paste, vegetables, and crackers.
- Finish by filling in the empty spaces with shorter herb pieces, then line the inside of the ring with long, full stems.
Tips and substitutions:
- Incorporating roasted vegetables onto a charcuterie is one of my favorite ways to serve fall produce as an appetizer. We roasted baby carrots and radishes, but you can also serve roasted beets or even Brussels sprouts.
- Change out the cheeses for your favorite varieties.
- To roast the vegetables, preheat oven to 400, toss in olive oil and salt to season, place on a lined baking sheet, and bake 10-15 minutes, until caramelized and tender.
- Herbs can be purchased at the store in the plastic containers in the produce section. Garnish and line the board with these. I also recommend foraging around your neighborhood! Funny enough, there are often bushes of rosemary and thyme all around you if you look.
- Listed in the ingredients is Quince Paste. Read more about it, here!
- The herbs also play more than an aesthetic role. The aromas from the herbs add to the delicious experience of the board, and undoubtedly add to the ambiance.
Happy fall and holiday entertaining!
More fall appetizer boards:
Last year we made the perfect fall cheese board with pumpkin hummus!
This fall charcuterie board with apple and pear slices!
Make an epic charcuterie board for two!
Get the Recipe:
Fall Cheese Board Wreath
- ½ c apricot jam
- 5 oz Calabrese salami
- 3 mini persimmons to garnish
- 6-8 figs, halved
- 1 small bunch carrots, roasted
- 1 bunch radishes, sub with carrots or another roasted veggie
- 1 oz Mitica Membrillo, quince paste or another
- ⅓ c roasted, salted pepitas
- 8 servings assorted crackers
- 3 oz Italian breadsticks with olive oil
- 1 large bundle of sage, about 2 store-bought containers
- 1 large bunch thyme
- 2 large bunches rosemary
- 1 wedge Point Reyes TomaTruffle Cheese
- 1 wedge Roth Cheese Prairie Sunset
- 1 Boursin Cheese
- Marin Petite Supreme Brie
- 1 wedge Neal's Yard Colston Basset Stilton Cheese
- To assemble the board, set down larger ingredients like cheeses and bowls around the edge of the board, then fill in the space with fruits, meats, quince paste, vegetables, and crackers. Finish by filling in the empty spaces with shorter herb pieces, then line the inside of the ring with long, full stems.