I truly believe the key to happiness is hard meats and soft cheeses. You can quote me on that. This board combines a variety of French cheeses with salty cured meats, olives, fruits, preserves (Okay, fine, I forgot to set out the fig preserves. They’re still in my pantry!), and honey arranged beautifully with herbs. I even scored honeycomb to make the board really impressive!
It does take a few minutes to arrange before a party but there’s also no cooking involved, making it a fabulously easy party dish. I had big plans for this board and ended up arranging it in all of six minutes so please forgive that I completely forgot the fig preserves and olives. Not bad for a speedy board, right? I kept joking that I felt like I was on chopped!
The French know what they’re doing with a cheese plate. I made this giant board for my Cinderella Ball, inspired by the Disney classic that’s of French origin. I added cheddar cubes to the board for Gus Gus and named it Gus’ Cheese Board.
Thank you to my grocery partner Tom Thumb for supporting The Rose Table and this recipe! It’s partnerships like this that keep The Rose Table ad-free. I’m still shocked that I was able to find truffle mousse in your cheese section! I love that the cheese section also has nuts, preserves, crackers, and random cheese board items like the marinated artichokes seen here.
French Cheese Board
Chevre (goat cheese)
Honey with honeycomb
Herbs for garnish
- Arrange everything on a board. I start with the cheeses, then the meats, tuck in extras, and fill in where I need to with herbs.
Read more about my Cinderella Ball here. Watch the video highlights:
Make your own magic,