Forest Cheese Board Dinner

Creating a dinner experience like this Forest Cheese Board Dinner is what makes going away for the weekend even more fun. It’s unique and makes for a lasting memory for all involved.

Photo of cheese board on round black table with chairs

Why Create a Dinner Environment

As important as the taste of the food is to any meal, I always believe the environment is as important. That is why I love going to certain restaurants over others. I like to feel that the space has a story to tell. It also helps to feel cozy somewhere you can stay for hours. So when I create a dinner like this Forest Cheese Board Dinner, I want a feeling of history and something to daydream about. And this space spoke to us and not in a creepy way.

Close up shot of table and chairs

Forest Cheese Board Dinner Ingredients

Whenever I create a cheese board, I try and use ingredients that are fresh, seasonal, and possibly related to a location or theme. For this cheese board, I used some greens, browns, and other earthy colors to blend in with the leaves and trees.

These ingredients include:

  • Manchego Cheese
  • Gouda Cheese
  • Boursin Cheese
  • Wheat Crackers
  • Walnuts
  • Blackberries
  • Green Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Red Wine
Close up photo of the food on the cheese board
Close up phot of wine cork and opener

How to Put This Cheese Board Together

It’s no secret one of my strategies for putting a cheese board together is to fill the tray or plate I am using. I really like to leave no space unused. I also like to balance the board with hard and soft cheeses, fruit, and something crunchy like nuts or crackers. And I usually add something sweet for an after-dinner treat, other than the wine. And don’t forget the water!

Close up photo of bottle of wine


  • As with any cheese board, use what you like. But always experiment with something new. That is the only way you ever find cheeses you like.
  • The Resident Zinfandel is a delicious light wine that works well for any cheese board. But if you prefer something lighter I would try a Chardonnay rather than something too light. Let’s face it, any wine works well with a cheese board!
  • Whenever I can find an ingredient that needs a little work, I try and grab it. I like to include whole walnuts so that while eating, you can crack your own. The same goes for cutting your own cheese or spreading it on a cracker.
Wide image of cheese board table and chairs
Wide photo of the table and chairs

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