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What Cheeses Are Best For a Thanksgiving Holiday Cheese Board

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On Thanksgiving Day, it's a tradition in most households to abstain from eating before the feast to to "save your appetite". Thinking about those creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and a beautifully roasted turkey makes your mouth water. Consider serving a cheese platter and all its fixings for a pre-dinner appetizer. It's a great way to curb everyone's "hanger" and encourage your guests to munch and mingle.

Must-Have Thanksgiving Cheeses

When creating a Thanksgiving cheese board, offer a variety of cheeses that appeal to different tastes and pair well with other traditional flavors. Here are some popular cheese options to consider:

Brie - Creamy and mild with a soft interior and edible rind. Brie pairs well with fruits, nuts, and crusty bread.

Cheddar - A versatile cheese with varying levels of sharpness. Cheddar goes well with apple slices, crackers, and cranberry sauce. Opt for aged cheddar for a more robust flavor.

Gouda - A semi-hard cheese with a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. Gouda complements dried fruits, honey, and dark chocolate.

Blue Cheese - Known for its distinct sharp and tangy flavor, it adds a bold element to your cheese board. Serve it with fresh or dried fruits, nuts, and crackers.

Goat Cheese - With its creamy and tangy taste, goat cheese pairs well with honey, figs, and toasted baguette slices.

Swiss - A classic cheese with a mild and nutty flavor. Swiss cheese is great with cured meats, pickles, and crusty bread.

Cranberry Chèvre - A goat cheese infused with cranberries, creating a festive flavor profile. Serve it with crackers or baguette slices.

Camembert - Similar to Brie, Camembert has a rich and buttery taste. It pairs well with apples, pears, and crusty bread.

Smoked Gouda - This cheese adds a smoky and savory dimension to your cheese board. It goes well with cured meats, olives, and crusty bread.

Manchego - A firm and nutty Spanish cheese made from sheep's milk. Serve Manchego with quince paste, almonds, and crusty bread.

Remember to offer a variety of accompaniments such as fresh and dried fruits, nuts, crackers, bread, olives, and spreads like honey or fig jam. To keep with the Thanksgiving theme, include a cranberry chutney! An assortment of exciting sides allows guests to experiment with different combinations and flavors.

Order a Ready-To-Eat Thanksgiving Cheese Board Appetizer

Help stave off your guests' holiday hunger with a pre-made cheese board from It arrives at your doorstep, chilled and ready-to-serve. Simply unbox the cheese board, remove the clear wrapping and put it out for your guests to nibble on. Each Boarderie cheese board conveniently includes bamboo cutlery for serving, and the acacia wood display board is reusable for future grazing.

Treat yourself and your guests to a beautiful selection of hand-crafted European cheeses made in small batches this Thanksgiving. The quality of each cheese offering is evident in both its taste and texture. Here are some examples of the artisanal cheeses found on Boarderie Thanksgiving platters:

  • Moliterno Al Tartufo (Truffle Infused)
  • Peppadew Pepper White Cheddar
  • Aged Yellow Cheddar
  • Blueberry Wensleydale
  • Espresso Pecorino
  • Fig & Rose Goat Cheese
  • Apple Smoked Cheddar
  • Wine Bathed Ubriacone
  • Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese
  • Mobay
  • Wasabi Horseradish Cheddar
  • Apricot Wensleydale
  • Cranberry Goat Cheese
  • Huntsman 2-Layer (Cheddar & Blue Cheese)
  • Creamy Brie
  • Sage Derby
  • Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Cheddar
  • Cranberry Wensleydale

Each board includes delightful gourmet accompaniments such as candied walnuts, Turkish figs, green apple pistachios, fig and orange jam, Prosecco Cordials and rosemary and olive oil flatbreads.

*Boarderie reserves the right to make substitutions of equivalent quality based on the availability of artisan ingredients.

Free Nationwide Shipping on Thanksgiving Cheese Boards

Each Boarderie cheese board purchase includes complimentary overnight shipping to preserve the freshness and quality of our product. Your cheese board will arrive at your door chilled and ready-to-serve. Simply browse our cheese board selections and choose your favorite. Choose the day you prefer your delivery to come, allowing extra time if ordering close to Thanksgiving.