How to Make a Halloween Cheese Board

October 30, 2017

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Leave the sweets to the kids on Halloween night and enjoy this sophisticated orange and black Halloween Cheese Board instead! 

It’s officially the night before Halloween, otherwise known as Mischief Night.  The only mischief I’m getting into tonight is possibly sneaking into the Halloween candy I’ll put out for tomorrow!  It’s been so much fun sharing Halloween recipes and DIY projects, but sadly this is my last Halloween recipe post for the year.  It’s hard to believe that after this comes the holiday rush.  I still don’t want to talk about it!  It’s just too soon!

So I decided to celebrate the end of the Halloween season with an orange and black themed cheese board.  Let’s face it – I’ll pretty much take any opportunity to make a cheese board!  Recently, I was lucky enough to win 14 wedges of cheese from Sartori Cheese and Frugal Foodie Mama.  FOURTEEN!  That was a dream for a cheese lover like me!  We shared a few cheese wedges with our family, ate a few ourselves, and had enough leftover to make this deliciously festive platter.

Most cheese boards are made up of different kinds of cheese (obviously), fruit, nuts, and meats. I decided to keep it simple and just used cheese and fruit on my Halloween board.  It was a lot easier to keep with the orange and black theme that way, but still offered enough variety to satisfy!

During a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I picked up a few other ingredients to add to my board.  I love buying cheese board ingredients from Trader Joe’s.  They tend to be a lot cheaper than going to the cheese counter and they have a lot to choose from, too!  For this cheese board, I even broke out my edible markers again to put some spooky touches on my mini brie bites!

So let’s talk about the cheese that I used.

On every cheese board, I think it’s important to use a variety of textures and flavors.  I used three wedges of hard cheese from Sartori including Balsamic, an herbed Asiago, and an interesting Chai flavored cheese.  The cheddar cubes are medium-sharp in flavor and texture.  For a nice, creamy soft cheese, I used the mini brie bites from Trader Joe’s.  Then, I used a black edible marker to turn them into mummies!

What about the fruit?

I used a mixture of fresh and dried fruit for this cheese board.  Dark Thompson grapes and blackberries brought a spooky element to the board.  Dried apricots added a different textural element to the board, as well as a bit of tartness.

How to pull the board together. 

Instead of crackers, I added cheddar twists for crunch.  I set this platter up on a slate board.  Then, I added mini pumpkins to pull the Halloween look together.  This board was perfect to snack on while enjoying a night of Halloween movies and TV shows!

Leave the sweets to the kids on Halloween night and enjoy this sophisticated orange and black Halloween cheese board instead!  It’s an easy Halloween treat for adults and will disappear faster than a sack of candy!


Have a safe and happy Halloween!


  • Reply kissmytulle October 30, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    The little spooky face on the Bries are really cute!

    • Reply Jessica October 30, 2017 at 11:57 AM

      Thank you! It’s all about the little touches! 🙂

  • Reply Phyrra October 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    i would love to serve this!

    • Reply Jessica October 31, 2017 at 9:59 AM

      It’s definitely a crowd pleaser!

  • Reply mkcole25 October 31, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Love it! Perfect for adult Halloween parties. 🙂

    • Reply Jessica October 31, 2017 at 10:02 AM

      Yes! I’m all about a sophisticated Halloween party! 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie October 31, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    Omg gimme all the cheeeeeese. Love this!

  • Reply Kendra October 31, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    This looks so amazing! I would love to have this at a halloween party!

  • Reply KathyPenney October 31, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    Super cute little faces! And beautiful cheese board.

    • Reply Jessica October 31, 2017 at 3:54 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Whitney Cornelison October 31, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    I love the details! It’s beautiful and looks delicious!

  • Reply Miranda October 31, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    I’m having a little get together tonight so this is perfect!

    • Reply Jessica October 31, 2017 at 4:10 PM

      Oh, how fun! Enjoy!

  • Reply Carrie R October 31, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Oh my gosh!! I love what you did with some of the Sartori cheeses that you won! 🙂 Such a great idea to do a black & orange themed cheese board for Halloween.

    • Reply Jessica October 31, 2017 at 4:10 PM

      Thank you! It’s definitely been a tasty prize to have on hand! They have been delicious and especially on this cheese board! 🙂

  • Reply Lisa Marie Heath October 31, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Such a cute idea! Now I’m seriously craving cheese

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