Fall Harvest Cheese Board

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered with step by step instructions! 

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered with step by step instructions!

Confession. I have never thrown together a fancy schmancy cheese board before. I mean, I’ve thrown some cheese and meat on a tray but I have never really done one up for show or a super fancy party. That’s why I wanted to challenge myself to get all fancy and artistic with my cheese and meat. I mean, what else am I supposed to do with my life? Some people have kids and some people have cheese boards – c’est la vie.

But for real I was majorly stressed over putting this board together. I just wanted it to look fancy and beautiful and “OMGOMGOMG I WANT TO EAT ALL OF THAT!”

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered with step by step instructions!

Now, this fall harvest cheese board (to me) SCREAMS fall. It’s full of delicious cheeses, Italian meats, seedy crackers, herbs, fresh fruits and just a few scattered dried fruits. It’s the best of the season all scattered about on a fancy board.

Also, if you’re new to the whole world of cheese boarding (is that a thing? can we make it a thing?) you need to know a few things. You want a nice selection of cheese so for me that usually means something blue, something cheddar or cheddar-like, something hard but not cheddar and finally something soft and spreadable. For me that usually means Brie.

I mean, goat cheese works well here too but I’m just such a sucker for Brie.

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered with step by step instructions!

After you pick out your cheeses I start to think of other little snacks that will go nicely with all the different cheeses. Here are my go-to snacks for cheese boards –

  • olives
  • artichokes
  • pickled peppers
  • dried fruit
  • fresh fruit
  • gherkins
  • nuts/seeds
  • dried meats
  • Italian meats
  • jam/jellies
  • apple butter
  • grainy mustard
  • breadsticks
  • crackers/mini toasts

For added beauty, I scattered around some fresh herbs too. In my fridge, I had sage, thyme, rosemary and fresh bay leaves. I felt like all the added herbs really gave it a fancy look.

Of course, if you don’t have all this stuff hand DON’T FRET.

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered with step by step instructions!

You do not need to have 500 million things on a cheese board to make it delicious. They are great for cleaning out your pantry and fridge. I had a lot of this stuff on hand so really the only thing I needed to purchase was the fresh meats, cheeses, and fresh fruit. I had a lot of different nuts and dried fruits on hand.

I also had all my little jars, bowls, slate cheese board, small wooden cheese board and large cheese board on hand.

Plus no one ever turns down a cheese board. FOR REAL! People LOVE meat and cheese. It’s like a siren song.

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered with step by step instructions!

So, yeah. All you need to make a delicious cheese board is good cheese, tasty meats and then lots of delicious nibbles to eat alongside. Basically, imagine Ina is coming over for dinner and you want to impress the HELL out of her.

I was channeling my inner Ina the whole time I was making this fall harvest cheese board.

Also, here is a fun tip when it comes to assembling the board. First I laid out all my boards and little dishes I wanted to use. Then I placed my cheese on the boards and started filling my little dishes with different little treats. Finally, with the extra space, I filled it with fresh herbs, scattered fruits, and scattered nuts. Oh, and don’t forget to lay out little knives for the cheese.

{Looking for more fun appetizers? Try my Charred Triple Onion DipWhipped Goat Cheese Pomegranate BitesTequila Lime Shrimp Phyllo CupsGreek Topped Hummus or my Blistered Shishito Peppers}

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Fall Harvest Cheese Board

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 wedge Brie cheese
  • 1 wedge gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 1 wedge gouda cheese
  • 1 wedge cheddar or cheddar-like cheese (I used Cotswold)
  • Proscuitto
  • Mortadella
  • Hard Salami
  • Gherkins
  • Peruvian teardrop peppers
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Pears, sliced
  • Apples, sliced
  • Fresh figs, cut in half
  • Dates
  • Dried figs
  • Dried orange slices
  • Dried apple rings
  • Pistachios
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Apple butter
  • Breadsticks
  • Seedy crackers

Directions:

Lay out your cheese on your boards.

Fill little bowls and plates with remaining ingredients. Make sure to create a nice selection of bites and nibbles across the boards.

Fill in the areas around the cheese with your filled bowls and plates and remember to add little cheese knives to each board for each cheese.

This fall harvest cheese board is the perfect combo of flavorful cheeses, Italian meats, dried fruits, fresh fruits and crispy crunchy crackers. If you have ever been intimidated about putting together a cheese board I have you covered with step by step instructions!

38 Responses to “Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Cheese Fries”

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    grace — January 29, 2014 at 4:32 am

    oh my. i’ve officially never craved sloppy joes more than i do right now.

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    Mami2jcn — January 29, 2014 at 8:35 am

    The saucy meatloaf looks good.

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I love everything about this meal!! My family is going to love it too 🙂

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    Joanne — January 29, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I am definitely craving a HUGE plate of waffle fries after seeing this! Definitely have to find a way to veg-ify it. Maybe with lentil sloppy joe.

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    Ashley - baker by nature — January 29, 2014 at 9:28 am

    You are a genius! I neeeeeeed these now. Please 🙂

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    Candace @ Cabot — January 29, 2014 at 9:35 am

    So simple, so decadently delicious! On my to-do list.

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    Jenny Flake — January 29, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Ok, I just died. These look beyond amazing! Love!!

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    katie — January 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Yum! These look amazing and you have me drooling and craving loaded fries!!!

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    ten b — January 29, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I would like to try the sloppy joe slider pull aparts.

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    Sarah — January 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I would love to try the Saucy Baked Chicken!! Yum! Oh, and those fries look totally amazing, and I can’t wait to make them. I’ve been on a serious sweet potato kick lately.

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — January 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I love every single thing about these!

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    Julie — January 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    the saucy meatloaf thanks for the giveaway

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    David — January 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I am most interested in the recipe for the chuck wagon beef and bean skillet, but they also have a meatloaf recipe I want to try.

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    Ann — January 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    The meatball hoagies! Yum!

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    Susan Christy — January 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I want to try the Saucy Meatloaf!!

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    Jessie C. — January 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I would like to try Sloppy Joe Slider Pull Aparts recipe.

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — January 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Oh man those saucy wings are calling my name! Also, the world needs less CVS stores and more cheese fry/chili cheese fry locations! I am drooooooling over these fries. I have a pretty healthy obsession with cheese fries of all kinds!

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    Ashley @ Windy City Wanderer — January 30, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Love this! looks easy and delicious!

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    LS Gourmet — January 31, 2014 at 7:40 am

    The Manwich cups work for me. How easy can it get! Love the fries, we had a place like that too. Now it’s a nail salon, one of three in a town of 5,000 residents! I don’t know who sets the priorities, but it ain’t me.

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    Sonia. — January 31, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Sloopy Joe, could it be homemade and not canned/processed

    • nutmegnanny replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

      Yes, Sloppy Joe can be made with a can.

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    Liz @ Virtually Homemade — January 31, 2014 at 9:48 am

    These look amazing! So sad that Rudys isn’t there anymore 🙁 Pinned

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — January 31, 2014 at 10:14 am

    So colorful – and that sauce looks so hearty!

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    Cassie — January 31, 2014 at 10:15 am

    DYING over these Brandy!!

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    Lisa Brown — January 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

    i would like to try the Tangy Sweet Pork Chops recipe

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    Gloria — January 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Droolworthy…looks very tempting

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    Elena — January 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I want to try the Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet recipe

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    Carolsue — February 1, 2014 at 5:37 am

    The Chuckwagon Beef and Bean Skillet looks good to me!

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    Dawn Monroe — February 1, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Id like to make the meatball hoagie because it looks so easy and the stress free picadilli because it so fun to say and Ive never tried it.

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    Cristina Chisholm — February 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I am going to try the Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Cheese Fries. They seem easy to make for our Super Bowl party. This dish looks yummy!

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    Livivua Chandler — February 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    i love the saucy meatloaf recipe

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    latanya — February 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    the meatball hoagie

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    pat — February 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

    the baked sloppy joe cups look good

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    Laura J — February 3, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Oh I would love to try the Saucy Chicken Wings! My son is a huge wing lover and I think he would really love these! YUM

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    Jess — February 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

    That saucy meatloaf looks great!

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    Neiddy — February 4, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I would like to try the Sloppy Joe Stuffed Baked Potatoes,

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    Annette — February 6, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I’m so addicted to meatball subs, so when I saw the recipe for Meatball Hoagies, I knew it was one I had to try.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Just pinned these! I don’t even eat meat and these look awesome 🙂

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