a wooden cheese plate full of meats, pickles, and fresh fruit on a white marble counter top
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Here's what you need to make this cheap cheese plate sourced from Trader Joes
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 10


3 cheeses

  • Smoked gouda - $2.64
  • Blue Cheese Cheese - $2.38
  • Cream Cheese - $1.69

3 meats

  • Meat Combo Pack - $4.99
  • Mini Salami Sticks - $1.79

2 condiment Condiments

  • 1 Sweet - Pepper Jelly - $2.49
  • 1 Savory - Dijon Mustard - $1.79


  • 1 crunchy ingredient - Candied Peanuts - $2.99
  • 1 fresh ingredient - Blueberries - $2.99
  • 1 pickly ingredient - Olives - $1.79
  • 1 treat ingredient - Chocolate Covered Almonds - $.99


  • Brioche Crackers - $1.99
  • Water Crackers - $1.39


  • Begin by placing your cheeses on the board and space them equally apart. Use a small plate under the cream cheese and add another small bowl for condiments.
  • Lay on the meats next to the cheeses that they go best with. Fold the chorizo salami, roll the pepper salami and clump the prosciutto.
  • Next, add the mustard to the small bowl and add the pepper jelly on top of the cream cheese.
  • Now add the accoutrements and place them next to the other ingredients with complimentary flavor profiles. Be sure to fill in any gaps so that everything looks full and lush. Add the remaining salami sticks to give the board flow.
  • Place the crackers on a small plate and add the cheese knives before serving. 


Before serving, let the cheese "bloom" for at least one hour before serving. Bringing the platter to room temperature will help amplify tastiness of your cheese board!