Thanksgiving Cheese Board

Tis the season for Friendsgiving! Earlier this month our friends Kat and Jeremy hosted a friendsgiving dinner at their charming family farmhouse in Connecticut. Each guest was responsible to bring a dish. Kiel and I were assigned a charcuterie board. I was thrilled! I get a lot of enjoyment out of putting together a pretty spread. There are so many different ways to put a cheese board together and there’s really no right way to do it. For me it’s the ultimate pre-dinner snack.
Kiel posted a story of my board on his Instagram account and I received a lot of questions about it. Here is a list of the Items I included:
1.CheeseI like to leave the cheese out at room temperature for at least a half hour before everyone digs in. Usually I slice each cheese, besides the brie, and lay it out on the board before adding anything else.
-Brie covered in honey
-Spicy Gouda Cheese
-Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese
-Satori Cheese -Reserve Cheese Merlot Bellavitano
2.MeatsI include the following two meats every time I make a cheese board. 
3.Crackers: I used crackers for this board but I also love to buy a French baguette or ciabatta bread and slice it into thinner pieces. 
-Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps – Pumpkin Spice ( I picked these up to add texture/color to the board and ended up with a new favorite snack. Sadly they are limited edition. My local grocery store already ran out of them for this season.)
-Melba Sea Salt Crackers
-Wheat Crackers
4.Other: I wanted  this board to look festive and included fruits, seeds, etc that complimented the season. 
-Blueberries (This is the exception. I love blueberries year round!)
-Red Seedless Grapes
-Rosemary (I garnish all of my cheese boards with rosemary. It always looks so pretty)
-Pumpkin seeds (I roasted them earlier that morning)
-Olive Medley


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  1. Neeltje |Thoughts in Style on November 15, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Wow this looks amazing and super tasty! X

  2. Rena on November 15, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Wow! This board is absolutely unbelievable!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. Libby on November 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    This looks so delicious!! I think I have some inspiration to do a cheeseboard for my Friendsgiving this weekend! Yummmm 🙂

    xoxo Libby

  4. Kim on November 15, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    That is the motherlode of all cheeseboards! Beautifully done!

  5. Sandy on November 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    You should have spoons or other utensils to pick up the smaller items like the pomegranate or olives. Nothing worse then having people fingers all over everything on the beautiful board.

    • Sarah Vickers on November 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      I agree. I completely forgot about them at first and ended up putting out a couple of utensils afterwards.

      • Sandy on November 15, 2018 at 10:01 pm

        Given the gorgeous display on the board, I’m not surprised that these details didn’t get past you. I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Jen :) on November 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Very pretty. In the future, you might consider segregating allergenic foods, such as the crackers, so everyone can enjoy as much of the food as possible.

  7. Celia Johnso on November 16, 2018 at 4:09 am

    I love all about this post. Thanks for sharing the details and your thought process.

  8. Lori P on November 16, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Greetings from Tucson beautiful Mama ! I’m making a board on Thanksgiving Eve ! I’ll be adding some other fruit beside Grapes that I had planned on. I also have some dried apricots ! Happy Holidays 🌵🎄💕

  9. John on November 16, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Love this board! Where did you purchase it?

  10. Jillian on November 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Where is the wood board from? I’ve been looking for something that large. Thanks!

    • Sarah Vickers on November 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      It’s from Pottery Barn

  11. Bianca on November 16, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    This is so perfect! I love how there are so many options-something for everyone!!

  12. Matha | Thanks for being Uniquely You on November 17, 2018 at 12:31 am

    This comment is super late, but I love love love your blog and all your outfits and photoshoots have been so inspiring to me! I have been following your blog for about 3 years and you have inspired me to start my own blog. It is definitely a learning curve trying out figure out content and the where, how’s, and when’s of doing photos, but I absolutely love it and it’s fun being creative. I also love that you love books too. I am a Creative Writing major and books are basically my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you for being uniquely you and posting content that is just so chic and cool.

  13. Noor on November 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Wow this cheese board looks amazing! Well done! 😀
    I’ve never made one before, but will definitely keep this in mind for when I have to 😀

    xo Noor

  14. on November 19, 2018 at 5:01 am

    looks delicious, i wanna try, thanks!

  15. Kirsten Celeste on November 20, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    So my boyfriend and I have a slight obsession with charcuterie. It’s often been a dinner option for us when we just don’t feel like cooking. Paired with a bottle or two of wine it’s so simple but absolutely delicious. I’m still marveling over the sheer size of this one, Sarah. It’s gorgeous! You’ve definitely given me some idea for friendly gatherings =)

    • Sarah Vickers on November 20, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      I love charcuterie for dinner! I have definitely put together a board in the past when I didn’t feel like cooking.

  16. Teresa on November 22, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Your cheeseboard extravaganza has inspired me. I need that board in my life and thankfully my husband can make one for me. I also love the flowers and the string of lights over your table. Looks like the type of gathering we all want to be at! 🥂

  17. Kelly on November 23, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Fantastic n absolutely gorgeous! I just finished looking on pottery barn website. Can’t seem to find the board! So disappointed since the board makes the presentation look even better!



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