Say hello to Spooky Season with this adorable Halloween Cheese Board. This festive board is sure to be a Halloween hit and have your guests screaming over!
Complete with a spooktacular tree made out of pretzel twists, a blueberry and blackberry night sky, and of course your very own Mickey pumpkin patch.
Serve it as a delicious snack before sending your kiddos out for some trick or treating fun. Or enjoy it while watching your favorite Halloween movie at home with the family.
List of Ingredients
- Pretzel twists and pretzel sticks
- Cheddar cheese slices
- Mozzarella cheese slices
- Fresh blackberries and blueberries
- Boursin cheese
- Blackberry jam
- Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps
- Roasted pumpkin seeds
- Fresh thyme leaves
- Dried cranberries
- Sliced black olives
- Global eggplant
- Dried apricots
Building Your Cheese Board
The main focus for this cheese board is the spooky tree. You want it be the first thing your eyes see, so make sure when you are building your Halloween cheese board, that you have a big surface area to work on. I used an oversized round wood tray by Magnolia .
- Begin by spreading a very thin layer or cream cheese, almost outlining where you want your tree to go. This also helps secure the pretzel twists and prevents them from moving. I start from the bottom of the board and work my way up to the top. Make sure the top portion of the tree is slightly more narrow than the bottom. Create a second layer on top, overlapping the pretzel twists. Repeat this same process for the branches. Just remember it's spooky, not pretty. You want an almost zig zag, imperfect looking tree.
- Place your Boursin cheese in place where you want the "moon" to be.
- Next, starting from the top, fill in the empty spaces with blueberries and blackberries. This will create the "night sky." Try to fill in all the gaps so you do not see the board underneath.
- Add some dried cranberries right below the last pair of pretzel branches.
- Using your Mickey Pumpkin cutter, punch out cheddar cheese slices. Place them in a single row, right below the cranberries.
- For the bottom portion of the board, I filled it in with some roasted pumpkin seeds for the "grass look."
- Next, I used one of my favorite seasonal items from Trader Joes, Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps to finish off the bottom board.
Now that the majority of the board is complete, it's time to put the finishing touches and decorations that will give this board it's Halloween feel.
- Slice cucumbers and radishes in ¼" rounds. Keep the skins on as this gives a great effect on the eyes.
- Using a round cookie cutter, smaller than your cucumbers and radishes, punch out some Mozzarella cheese slices. Place them on the eyes in the direction you want them to be looking. Lastly, top each off with a sliced black olive.
- To create the Mickey Bat, I used the skin of an eggplant. Place it directly on top of the Boursin cheese, which represents the moon.
- Add some pretzel sticks for thinner branches along the tree.
- Sprinkle some diced apricots to represent the fall leaves and adds great color.
- To spell the words BOO and EEK, I simply took my alphabet cutters and punched out some leftover cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
- Finally, finish the board off with some sprigs of fresh thyme leaves. This gives the pumpkin their vines. Loosely tuck them behind the Mickey pumpkins and along the pumpkin seeds.
If you are a lover of charcuterie boards, make sure to check out some of my favorites below.
Christmas Tree Charcuterie with Mickey
Strawberry Mice & Ratatouille Cheese PlatterPrint
Halloween Cheese Board
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 10-12 1x
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: American
Get ready for some delicious Disney eats with this Halloween cheese board. This fangtastic snack board is made with a spooky pretzel twist tree, Mickey cheddar cheese pumpkins, a Boursin cheese moon and some peeping eyes to give you that extra scare!
2 (12 oz) Blackberries
1 (18 oz) Blueberries
8 oz Sliced cheddar cheese
8 oz Sliced Mozzarella cheese
1 bunch Fresh thyme leaves
8 oz Roasted pumpkin seeds
1 (5.2 oz) Boursin cheese
1 (12 oz) Pretzel twists, such as Snyders
1 each English cucumber
1 bunch Radishes
1 (3.8oz) Sliced black olives
1 each Global eggplant,
1 (12 oz) Dried cranberries
1 (5.3 oz) Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps
1 (6 oz) Dried apricots
1 (13 oz) Blackberry jam, such as Bonne Maman
Keywords: charcuterie, cheese, snack, halloween
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