This week I gave myself a challenge: put together the perfect cheese board made completely from one store. That’s why I decided to make it from my favorite store! This is a Trader Joe’s cheese board made completely at TJ’s!
This is the perfect party starter because it sharable and you don’t have to cook anything. Just assemble and enjoy! You’ll totally trick your guests into thinking you’re fancy, when really you’re just bougie on a budget.
You should also invest in a cute cheeseboard to serve on. I found mine at Home Goods, but here’s a similar board here if you like this one!
I would also invest in some cheese knives as well because they’re a lot easier to use than traditional knives and they’re a cheap and cute way to decorate the board.
I completely raided Trader Joe’s to make this cheese board. I probably looked crazy staring at the cheese and cured meats section for over 10 minutes trying to decide on what I wanted. Let’s be real though, they have so many different types of cheese you need to stare at the entire section for 10 minutes before deciding on what the hell to get this time.
Here’s the break down of the entire Trader Joe’s Cheese Board:
Hard white cheddar cheese, an aged gouda cheese (my absolute favorite) and a creamy Brie:
*p.s. I can’t stand goat and blue cheeses, so I omitted those options when creating this board. If you love them, sub them out for the brie or cheddar (keep the gouda because that is THE best one).
Prosciutto, calabrese salame and Pate:
P.S. the truffle Mousse Pate is AMAZING. I also want to note that it’s not very good after it has been opened and zip locked in the fridge so I would use this all in one sitting.
French Bread (baked at 350 drizzled with olive oil, garlic salt and pepper), 12 grain crackers and pita crackers:
Rosemary Marcona Almonds (OMFG), fresh peaches, and a dried raisin medley:
And lastly, pepper jelly and their fancy new pink grapefruit marmalade (DEFINITELY use the marmalade with brie):
I assembled this on my wooden cheeseboard and decorated the platter with some fig leaves from my backyard!