While I may be getting a bit tired of the winter season (it’s COLD in here!), I can never get enough of winter food. Winter sustenance just always feels so comforting! At Oh Happy Day, we’re all big fans of cheeseboards, so we decided to make an eclectic winter cheeseboard filled with all our winter favorites. Our shop manager, Andrea, made an absolutely gorgeous cheeseboard for her New Year’s Eve party this year, so we borrowed a page from her playbook (and even her basket) to create our own version. Scroll down for the deets.

Winter Cheeseboard | Oh Happy Day!

Winter Cheeseboard | Oh Happy Day!

One of the greatest things about cheeseboards is that they’re actually SUPER easy to make (and it’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand). We spent about 30 minutes and $70 dollars on this cheeseboard, and it served about 8 people. We were able to get most of the ingredients at Trader Joes, but got few of the more specialty items at our local artisanal grocery store. You can see our shopping list below!

The Shopping List:

  • port salut cheese
  • goat cheese
  • blue cheese
  • prosciutto
  • sliced salami
  • fig and olive crisps
  • rosemary artisan crackers
  • blood oranges
  • kumquats
  • pears
  • tricolor carrots
  • olive tapenade
  • fig butter
  • honey
  • candied pecans
  • marcona almonds
  • dried apricots
  • fresh sage and rosemary

Winter Cheeseboard | Oh Happy Day!



The key to top-rate snacking is to pick produce that is in season. Winter is a great time to enjoy citrus, root vegetables, and pears. You may not think of winter as the most colorful of seasons, but blood oranges, kumquats, and tricolored carrots add plenty of color to your cheeseboard (and taste delicious!)

Winter Cheeseboard | Oh Happy Day!

1. Wood Plate, 2. Copper Bowl, 3. Terra Cotta Bowls, 4. Honey Dipper, 5. Round Coffee Spoons, 6. Linen Cloth, 7. Olive Wood Spreaders, 8. Basket

It can sometimes be tricky to know how to present your cheeseboard, but for this we really wanted the colors of the produce to shine through. So we picked simple, natural serving pieces. Layering serving pieces gives your cheeseboard added dimension, while also being useful for separating spreads and sauces.

Winter Cheeseboard | Oh Happy Day!

Winter Cheeseboard | Oh Happy Day!

Photography and styling by Sarah Kate Price
Assisted by Erica Kjos

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