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Looking for a touch of the dramatic this October? Use these tips and tricks to put together a deceptively creepy Halloween Cheese Board, and impress your guests with a macabre twist on a crowd-pleasing classic. | FeastInThyme.com

A Creepy Halloween Cheese Board

Looking for a touch of the dramatic this October? Use these tips and tricks to put together a creepy Halloween Cheese Board, and impress your guests with a macabre twist on a crowd-pleasing classic.

Feeds 4-6 people, but is easily scaled for different numbers.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Pictured:

  • 12-15 oz mixed cheese variety (See note)
  • 1/3 lb 18-month aged Prosciutto Di Parma
  • 1/4 lb Columbus Rosette de Lyon salami
  • Black olives
  • Concord Grapes & Black Mission Figs
  • Dried Spanish Pajarero Figs
  • Cornichon pickles
  • Salty Date & Almond Leslie Stow Raincoast Crisps
  • Local honeycomb

Not Pictured:

  • Stoneground wheat crackers & a sliced French baguette
  • Pomegranate seeds & dried cherries
  • Quarter pint jar of homemade spiced fig & plum jam
  • Mild Genoa salami
  • Marcona almonds

Decorations:

  • Potion bottles of various sizes filled with craft-store foliage
  • Fake insects or spiders
  • Plastic black branches (avoid any with glitter!)
  • Fox skull optional

Instructions

  1. Start by placing your cheeses on your serving board, then arrange the cured meats and other ingredients around them in various piles. Try to make it so that a perfect bite can be made easily from any part of the board by placing sweet fruits and salty meats or nuts in orbit around the various cheeses.

Recipe Notes

Selecting Cheese: For this cheese board, I went for a balance of aesthetics and taste – everything should look creepy and well-composed for Halloween, but also enjoyable when inevitably eaten!

  • The BellaVitano Black Pepper Cheese is made in the USA, and has a fantastic taste similar to a nice cheddar.
  • Valdeon Blue Cheese originates in Spain. The flavor is pungent enough to know its a blue cheese, but not so strong as to scare people off (for a stronger blue, Roquefort is an excellent choice).
  • The bright orange Mimolette is a semi-soft French cheese that has its own unique but delicious flavor. The colors of the cheese and the rind are perfect for Halloween. 
  • The round is a cave-aged brandy-washed cow’s milk cheese. While I chose the last for the worn, orange rind color, I’d much prefer a more classic Délice de Bourgogne Triple-Crème on my cheese board.