How to Make the BEST Trader Joe’s Cheese Board

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How to Make the BEST Trader Joe’s Cheese Board


I’m here to show you that making a Trader Joe’s cheese platter doesn’t have to cost $100 and I’ll show you what to buy, the best Trader Joe’s cheese for cheese boards, how to arrange the items, and the tools you’ll want to use to make the ultimate Trader Joe’s cheese board!

$45 Trader Joe’s Cheese Board Shopping List

Three Cheeses: Aged Gouda, Double Cream Brie, and Italian Truffle Two Meats: Spicy Calabrese Salami and Proscuitto (I’m a huge prosciutto fan, so it’s a fave) Three Crackers: Water Crackers (ALWAYS a must), Italian Breadsticks, and Fig and Olive Crisps Two Nuts: Candied Walnuts and Marcona Almonds One Fresh: Sliced Persian Cucumber

How to Make a Trader Joe’s Cheese Board



The first thing you need to start with is cheese and or any bowls of olives, etc. Space them throughout the cheese platter. Be sure to take them out of the refrigerator so they can be served at room temperature.


Next add the meats. I like to keep them close to the cheeses. If you’re using a variety, be sure to put a little section of each meat by each cheese, so that you’ve got a few different meat sections throughout the board with a variety.



Fan out crackers like water crackers and place any oddly shaped crackers (like the breadsticks) in a small bowl or glass.


Fresh components

Now we’re going to add the fruit and/or vegetable. You want people to be able to pick up one piece and eat it easily, so cut cucumbers into rounds on a bias; cut grapes into little clumps of 2-3 and slice any pears or apples.