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Create the Perfect Cheeseboard for NYE Pairings

Elena Harrington


Nov 18th, 2015


This New Year’s Eve, create the perfect pairing for any drink you’re serving and any way you’re celebrating. From wine to cocktails or sparkling cider, a beautiful cheese board is the perfect complement at your NYE soirée for everyone to enjoy!

Versatile, customizable, with endless pairing options—this is a stunning appetizer or unique hostess gift. Whether you are planning a New Year’s dinner party at home, headed to friends or headed out for the evening, a cheeseboard makes the perfect appetizer to enjoy before ringing in the New Year!

The best part about preparing a cheeseboard is customizing it to fit your taste and style. Pair with your favorite seasonal fruits, vegetables, jams, crackers, nuts, breads and your favorite drinks for an Instagram-worthy board to ring in the New Year.

Looking for some entertaining inspiration for your NYE event? We have incredible boards and pairings below (all images created and shot by respective bloggers) sure to inspire your custom creation. Take these unique boards and implement your favorite pairings, techniques and preferences into your personalized board. Find incredible tips and inspiration from the blogger creations below!

Focus on Presentation

Sugar & Soul created a beautiful board complete with stunning figs, a variety of cheeses and nameplates to help guests identify the types of cheeses featured. This is a great way to beautifully highlight the varieties of specialty cheeses at your NYE pre-party. Get inspired by your favorite seasonal items and create your one-of-a-kind board for a beautiful appetizer before heading out to ring in the New Year! Click here for more posts from Sugar & Soul.


Make your Board Interactive

Looking for a unique take on the classic cheeseboard? Try A Dash of Sanity’s interactive approach by transforming your cheeseboard into a fondue station. With so many varieties and parings, adding the option to try fondue engages guests and is sure to be memorable at your seasonal soirée. This is the perfect take on the cheeseboard for a night in on NYE! Click here for more posts from A Dash of Sanity.


Add Festive Flare 

The secret to a beautiful cheeseboard? Being intentional when styling your board. When selecting ingredients, don’t forget to choose items with a variety of colors for depth and interest, and be sure to consider a seasonal, festive garnish to dress up your board for the season! Pomegranate arils, fresh seasonal greens or sugar-dusted cranberries are just a few ideas to try. It’s a Lovely Life included winter greens here for a festive finish! Check out more posts from this blogger here.


Make it Family Night Friendly

Looking for a cheeseboard the whole family will enjoy? Makes and Takes created a beautiful board you could share for a family NYE at home! Given the versatility and options available when building your board, as well as the interactive nature of styling your board, it is perfect for family members of all ages to enjoy creating and eating together. Click here for more posts from Makes and Takes here.


Now that you’ve been inspired by these bloggers’ personalized takes on their incredible boards, it’s time to create your own for a delicious, beautiful NYE appetizer sure to impress your guests. Pair your custom board with your favorite festive drinks to ring in the New Year. Cheers to the new year full of new opportunities!

For more information and inspiration, check out our blog and Cocktails and Mocktails Pinterest board!

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