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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
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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

  • 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.

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.