Cheese Board in 5 Easy Steps

European Wonders 1.JPG

As the excitement of the holiday builds, we’re here to help you build the perfect cheese board, in five easy steps! We’re happy to help you pick out all the different elements from cheese to nuts to jam, but we have also put together collections on our website to make it even easier. We can have it ready for you to pick up in store, or we can ship it right to your door! Each one contains a variety of favorite cheeses and accompaniments selected by our expert cheesemongers. All you have to do is order - then sit back, relax, and let the cheese come to you.


  • 3-5 of your favorite cheeses*

  • 2 handfuls of nuts*

  • 1 bunch of grapes, or your favorite fruit

  • box crunchy crackers*

  • 1 jar sweet or savory jam*

*Items with an asterisk can be found at The Cheese Shop of Salem, including beautiful hand carved cheese boards!


  1. On a large board or platter, place grapes in the center.

  2. Arrange cheeses around the grapes.

  3. Cut a few pieces off the larger pieces of hard cheese and place a small butter knife by each soft cheese. The goal is to make it as easy and welcoming as possible for your guests to dive right in!

  4. Empty your jam into two small bowls, and place on opposite sides of the board.

  5. Fill in between the cheeses with nuts and crackers. 

  6. Admire beautiful your work, and then demolish!