Entertaining Essentials [3] Cheese Boards

Entertaining Essentials - Cheese Boards - The Perpetual Hostess

Who doesn’t love a good cheese board?  I propose there is nothing more inviting to guests than a communal, beautifully crafted cheese board with various cheeses, olives, prosciutto, grapes, apricots, and a variety of other delectable treats to munch on before dinner.  In a pinch, it can all be served on a beautiful plate or even a tiered cake stand (yes, I’ve done it – it wasn’t cute, but I’ve done it), but presentation is key.  So today I rounded up my 3 favorite types of cheese boards, and I want to share them with you!

Upper Left:  This ever popular slate board was given to Andy and me by a friend for our wedding and I have since suggested it to others.  It’s perfect for a wine and cheese night or a great additions to appetizers on the coffee table.  Plus, it comes with chalk – Bonus!

Upper Right:  A rustic cheese board is the best choice for a chic outdoor or barn party with friends and this is a really affordable options.  My favorite use of this style is to fill it up completely with charcuterie and fruit, alongside a variety of cheese.

Bottom:  I just bought myself a marble cheese board and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  It’s a notch above the others in terms of classy sophistication, so if you’re looking for a fancy way to serve your cheese, this is it.  I love that this specific board has a wooden detail which makes it more approachable and versatile.

Are there any cheese lovers out there?  Do you have a favorite cheese board?  Feel free to share in the comments below!


  • This is just lovely! I used the Brooklyn Cheese Slate over the holidays and it was a huge hit! I love the marble & wood cheese board too. Terrain is an awesome place to find products!

    • I’m glad you liked it, Ashley! The Brooklyn Cheese Slate really is timeless – I’m glad you got great use out of it!

  • Yes! I am constantly debating the “cheese board” in kitchen, wishing I had one and didn’t have to use a cutting board, because sometimes a full cutting board is just too big!

    • I totally get that – Sometimes the cutting board is a perfect centerpiece, but other times you just need something small that will fit in the last corner on the coffee table next to the wine.

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