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Vegan Cheese Board (Charcuterie Board)

This large vegan cheese board is perfect for gatherings and special occasions. Switch up/sub out ingredients as needed - and use gluten free breads and crackers if you need to.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: british, French, gluten-free, vegan
Servings: 8 people

Equipment

  • 1 large wooden chopping board, marble platter or plate

Ingredients

  • 2-3 vegan cheeses (include a mix of different flavours and styles)
  • 1 jar savoury tapenade, dip or hummus
  • 1 jar sweet jam or preserve
  • 1-2 baguettes/loaves of good quality bread (sourdough, olive bread or French baguette)
  • 1 pack crackers
  • 1 jar something salty or tangy, such as olives in brine, pickles or sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups fruit or berries (fruits such as figs, pears, grapes, and/or seasonal berries works well)

Optional

  • A selection of your favourite vegan mock 'meats', such as sausages and hams
  • cup mixed nuts (walnuts, toasted almonds and pecans work really well)
  • 2 cups raw vegetable sticks

Instructions

  • Spread cheeses and dips/jams/preserves out on the platter/board. (Ideally they should be in different areas of the board to balance it visually.) If you have wheels of cheese, cut a wedge or two out of them for decoration.
  • Cut bread into small slices and fan out around cheeses and preserves/dips.
  • Fan crackers out around cheeses and spreads in the same way.
  • If using vegan meats, cut slices of them and fan them out near crackers.
  • Place groups of salty/tangy foods (olives, pickles etc.) around the board close to cheeses. (Alternatively just place them on the board in their jar.)
  • If using fruits like pears, slice thinly. If using figs or strawberries, slice in half. Create clusters of fruits/berries throughout cheese board to fill any spaces.
  • Finally, if using, add small clusters of nuts and raw vegetable sticks to fill out any additional spaces on the board.
  • Place a clean knife next to each cheese, and a small fork/spoon in each jar, and enjoy!

Notes

 
Size matters. Choose a board size that makes your spread look abundant, and size down if needed so you aren't left with lots of empty space. Nothing looks more appealing than a well-filled cheese board!
Use brown paper/parchment paper - Instead of worrying about finding a board big enough, just get a roll of paper, tear off what you need and lay it on your table then place your ingredients directly on top. Minimal fuss and minimal clean up!
Pair flavours - If you have a really strong cheese, pair it with something mild so you can really enjoy the flavour. Likewise, if you're using a creamy, gentle cheese try pairing it with a bold jam or olives to enhance it. I like placing complimentary ingredients close to each other on my cheese board so it's obvious what's supposed to be enjoyed together.