Halloween Cheese Board

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Alright, are you ready to upgrade your Halloween 🎃 party game with a spooky twist? This 10-minute spooky Halloween Cheese Board 🧀 is an absolute showstopper. If you’ve seen the viral butter 🧈 board trend (check out my original butter board, you’re in for a treat) but here we’re taking it up a notch. With just a few simple ingredients and some creative flair, you’ll have a masterwork to amaze your guests.

Why You’ll Love Halloween Cheese Board

You’ll adore this spooky Halloween Cheese Board because it’s a quick, creative, and visually captivating addition to your Halloween gatherings. In just 10 minutes, you can transform basic ingredients into a stunning centerpiece. Plus, you have the flexibility to choose your favorite cheese base. It’s perfect for creating a playful and eerie atmosphere at your Halloween party, leaving your guests amazed.

How To Prepare Halloween Cheese Board

  • Create the Cheese Base 🧀: Begin by taking your goat cheese (or a suitable alternative) and artfully smear it onto a wooden 🪵 board or plate. So the key here is to make it look inviting and visually appealing, by layering it in elegant swirls 🌀on the serving surface.
  • Spooky 👻 Jam: In a separate bowl, mix the cherry jam with red food coloring. Then, using a spoon, add dollops of it onto the cheese board.
  • Eerie Decor 🕷: Place those creepy spiders and candy eyes strategically on your board.
  • Serving Knives: Complete your board by adding Halloween-themed butter knives. Whether they’re eerie or simply stylish, these knives add a functional and thematic touch to your cheese board.
  • Personalize and Enjoy: Feel free to let your creativity run wild by adding any other spooky props that match your Halloween theme. After all, it’s all about making it your own.

Nonna’s Spooky Tip

If you don’t have a new board, you can make this in a plate or add a piece of parchment paper onto the board before spreading on the creamy cheese.

Goat cheese smeared on a cheese board with swirls of cherry jam

Substitutions and Variations

Embrace the creative possibilities and make it your own while accommodating dietary needs and thematic preferences.

  • Cheese Base: You can use goat cheese, ricotta, cream cheese, or butter as your base, which provides diverse flavor and texture options.
  • Jam Options: Experiment with various red jams like raspberry or strawberry for a different fruity twist, or try alternatives like my cranberry sauce recipe.
  • Decorative Elements: Get creative with edible additions, such as seasonal fruits like grapes and figs or savory choices like black olives or gherkins.
  • Dietary Preferences: Accommodate dietary restrictions with gluten-free crackers or bread, or include vegan cheeses and jams for plant-based guests. Also, you could make this low-carb by offering sliced vegetables as dippers.

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Common Questions

When it comes to toppings, what kinds of preserves or jam can I use in this recipe, and is it possible to personalize it with my favorite choices?

You can absolutely personalize this recipe with any toppings you personally love, such as other preserves or jam.

Can you suggest alternatives to goat cheese, and is it feasible to create a vegan version of this cheese board?

Feel free to use any creamy cheese like Boursin, and for those looking for a vegan option, you can also make this board entirely vegan by using plant-based cheese.

Regarding the cheese texture and the choice of serving board, can you provide some guidance?

The cheese should have a soft texture for easy spreading, and you can use any type of serving board you have at home. Even a regular plate can work. In my case, I used a small wooden board, measuring 9 inches in length and 7 inches in width.

Is there an alternative method to applying the cheese to the board if I prefer not to spread it directly?

Yes, if you’re not keen on spreading the cheese directly on the board, you can also use a small piece of parchment paper as an alternative.

Could you explain the role of the spiders and candy eyes in the recipe?

Certainly. The spiders are primarily used for presentation, while it’s important to note that the candy eyes are edible. However, please exercise caution as they can be quite hard on the teeth.

For those interested in obtaining the spooky Halloween knives used in this recipe, where can they be found?

I purchased the spooky Halloween knives from Winners a few years back. However, if you wish to source them, you can look online for Halloween butter knives as an alternative option.

Halloween Cheese Board

Alright, are you ready to upgrade your Halloween 🎃 party game with a spooky twist? This 10-minute spooky Halloween Cheese Board 🧀 is an absolute showstopper. If you've seen the viral butter 🧈 board trend (check out my original butter board, you're in for a treat) but here we're taking it up a notch.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 250 grams goat cheese, ricotta, cream cheese, or butter work as well
  • cup cherry jam, any red jam works
  • red food coloring, start with 20 drops until it’s a nice dark red
  • spider, for presentation
  • candy eyes, for presentation


  • Take the goat cheese and smear it onto a wooden board or plate. Be sure to make it look presentable and add some swirls as you layer the cheese onto the board.
  • In a separate bowl mix the cherry jam with the food coloring. Take a spoon and add dollops onto the board.
  • Add spiders and candy eyes for presentation. Lastly, stick a few butter knives into the board. Mine are Halloween themed, but you can use any butter/cheese knife you have on hand. Enjoy!



Calories: 122kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 120mg, Potassium: 19mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 323IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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