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Red, White and Blue Cheese Board

August 4, 2020

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– a small town, midwestern girl living in sunny South Florida with my husband and our two golden doodles.

Welcome to my lifestyle blog dedicated to good food, better drinks, easy entertaining ideas and laid-back living. 

Sharing a cocktail, hosting a party with good friends, trying new recipes, making memories over a thoughtfully laid out grazing board; these are the moments I love to live and share with others.

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I love a good cheese board, and so do all of my friends and family. I’ve been bringing grazing boards, like this patriotic grazing board, to get togethers for almost two years now, and they’re always a big hit. This red, white and blue cheese board was no different!

Red, White and Blue Cheese Board, Patriotic Grazing Board perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend! #cheeseboard #grazingboards | KirstenTurk.com

Now-a-days, it’s basically a requirement for me to show up with one of these beautiful boards! Thankfully, I really enjoy putting them together and finding new cheeses, snacks and produce to add to them.

I always share my finished boards to Instagram (and save them under my “BOARDS” story highlight), so be sure to follow me on Instagram if you enjoy looking at gorgeous grazing boards and cheese boards just as much as I do!

I made this red, white and blue cheese board for the 4th of July this year, but it would also be perfect for Memorial Day and Labor Day as well! My favorite part was creating this fun time-lapse I can watch again and again.

Putting Together This Red, White and Blue Cheese Board

For this patriotic grazing board, I searched the grocery for items that were just red, white and blue.

I found some fun holiday cheeses at Aldi like blueberry lemon and a star shaped white cheddar. I went with blueberries, blackberries and cherries for the “blue” and raspberries, strawberries and watermelon for the “red.”

For the “white,” I stuck with white cheeses, like cheese curds, white cheddar and brie, and white crackers.

I used a star shaped cookie cutter to cut a star into the rind of my brie, and filled that with pomegranate seeds. That went in the middle of my board, and then I worked around it in sections starting with my “blue” berries section.

Then, I alternated red fruit with white cheese and crackers until I made it back to my blue area. I finished the blue section with one big white cheddar star!

Red, White and Blue Cheese Board, Patriotic Grazing Board perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend! #cheeseboard #grazingboards | KirstenTurk.com

Red, White and Blue Cheese Board, Patriotic Grazing Board perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend! #cheeseboard #grazingboards | KirstenTurk.com
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Red, White and Blue Cheese Board, Patriotic Grazing Board perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend! #cheeseboard #grazingboards | KirstenTurk.com

Red, White and Blue Cheese Board

This patriotic, red, white and blue cheese grazing board is perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Dark Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Dark Grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Brie
  • White Cheddar Cheese
  • White Cheese Curds
  • Blueberry Lemon Cheese
  • Various White Crackers (pick your favorites!)
  • Round serving board

Instructions

  1. Start in the middle with the Brie. Use a star cookie cutter to cut a star into the rind. Peel that up and fill with pomegranate seeds. 
  2. Layer blueberries, dark cherries and dark grapes in the left corner section.
  3. Alternate white cheese and crackers with red fruit until you make it back to your blue section.
  4. Top your blue section with a big white star. It would also be fun to do multiple little stars. 

Notes

There isn’t a “right” way to make a cheese board. Have fun with it! 

  • Author: Kirsten Turk
  • Prep Time: 30 mins

Keywords: cheese board, grazing board

Red, White and Blue Cheese Board, Patriotic Grazing Board perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend! #cheeseboard #grazingboards | KirstenTurk.com

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