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This sensational platter isn’t just a way to impress your friends with an enjoyable charcuterie featuring a variety of flavors and textures; it’s also super easy! For real, if you’re new to the whole cheese and wine shindig, or you just want to upgrade your wine and netflix nights, this cranberry cheese platter has the full range of flavors to upgrade your wine drinking or tasting experience tenfold. Whether you’re whipping it up for a light meal, or get together, this platter is easy enough to assemble from your local grocery store, while still offering fantastic presentation! Also, if you haven’t had the pleasure of trying some cheese, almonds and cranberries you’re totally missing out!

Cranberry Cheese Platter Recipe and Directions, With Photos!

One of the best things about a perfectly balanced spread is that it brings something to the table for everybody! Enjoy this recipe with your guests for something everyone can enjoy with their glass of wine!

We’ve included a detailed recipe including all of the ingredients, and steps you need to put together your own cranberry cheese platter! We’ve even got some useful serving suggestions in the photos below. Since you’re probably making this for the first time, you might be wondering what the perfect bottle of wine would be to go along with it!

See also: These are the best extra large cheeseboards to accommodate a lux spread for your and your friends.

Cranberry cheese platter recipe spread for wine night

What Wine Goes With Cranberry and Cheese?

Since keeping it simple is the theme of our spread, we’ll give you a more general recommendation to use to make your decision. For your white wine loving friends, a Riesling will fit the bill very nicely! The subtle fruit tones and touch of dryness make way for the dried cranberries and fermented foods like cheeses. Red wine fanatics on the other hand will be perfectly at home with a Cabernet Sauvignon, its cherry and spice palate blends wonderfully with the acidity it offers to compliment the cranberry and envelope most cheeses. This selection will provide a nice choice for your guests if you’re not quite sure what they’ll like, too! If you do want to work on your cheese expertise, check out our favorite culinary program.

Cranberry Cheese Platter

Wine and cheese night platter recipe cranberry

This delightful platter has something for everybody, making it the perfect addition to you wine and cheese night!

Ingredients

  • Condiments / Dip
  • Cranberry Fruit Chutney
  • Honey
  • Garlic Hummus
  • Jalapeno filled green olives
  • Traditional large black olives, pitted
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Sesame topped wheat crackers
  • Pretzel crackers
  • Dried Apricots
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Candied spiced pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Thin-sliced salami
  • Prosciutto wrapped cheese
  • large thin sliced Pepperonis
  • Cubed colby jack cheese
  • Cubed Cheddar
  • Thin sliced white Cheddar
  • Brie round cut in half
  • Cranberry topped goat cheese
  • Grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Fresh Rosemary

Instructions

    1. Begin by preparing the cheese if needed. Most grocery stores offer pre-pared sliced or chunked cheeses in the deli section. Once completed set to the side.
    2. Now prepare the meats. Slice thinly. Set to the side.
    3. Wash and pat dry all fresh fruit. Set to the side.
    4. Fill your bowls or ramekins with the chutney spread, hummus, olives and honey. I like to use olives as the center.
    5. Place the small bowls on the cheese board.
    6. I then start to add my fresh meats decorative pattern on my board.
    7. Now add the prepared cheese, crackers, nuts and fresh fruit. I like to keep fresh fruit by the sweeter cheese like Brie and goat cheese.
    8. Fill in the blank spaces with dried fruit.
    9. Add your needed utensils you will need on the board . This will guide your guests to know what to use when and where.
    10. Be creative, have fun!
    11. Serve with wine, ciders or teas.

Ingredients:

 

Olives:

 

Crackers:

 

Dried fruit:

 

Nuts:

 

Meats:

 

Cheese:

 

Fresh fruit:

  • Grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
 

Garnish:

 

Items needed:

 

Directions:

  1. Begin by preparing the cheese if needed. Most grocery stores offer pre-pared sliced or chunked cheeses in the deli section. Once completed set to the side.
  2. Now prepare the meats. Slice thinly. Set to the side.
  3. Wash and pat dry all fresh fruit. Set to the side.
  4. Fill your bowls or ramekins with the chutney spread, hummus, olives and honey. I like to use olives as the center.
  5. Place the small bowls on the cheese board.
  6. I then start to add my fresh meats decorative pattern on my board.
  7. Now add the prepared cheese, crackers, nuts and fresh fruit. I like to keep fresh fruit by the sweeter cheese like Brie and goat cheese.
  8. Fill in the blank spaces with dried fruit.
  9. Add your needed utensils you will need on the board . This will guide your guests to know what to use when and where.
  10. Be creative, have fun!
  11. Serve with wine, ciders or teas.
 
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