Homemade Thanksgiving Cheese Board
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Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Board

Thanksgiving turkey cheese board is fun appetizer that keeps your guests satisfied while waiting for dinner. It’s easy to make and no special skills are needed to make it!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Party Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Board Ideas, Thanksgiving Cheese Board
Servings: 6
Calories: 286
Author: Julia


  • Belgian Endives
  • Salami of your choice, see note 1
  • Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • Crostini , see note 2
  • Sliced Red Cheddar Cheese , see note 4
  • 1 Pear
  • Grapes
  • Candy Corn , see note 3
  • 2 Candy Eyes
  • Little Nutella


  • Take a large chopping board, cheese tray, platter, serving plate or any tray you have on hand.
  • Work from outside in: Arrange the endive leaves in a half-circle. Next add a layer of salami (if too large, roll each slice into a sausage). Next layer is cheese that has been cut into bite-size squares.
  • Then, add crostini, more cheese and salami. Once the half circle is almost filled, you will add the “turkey body”. Cut a pear in half and stick 2 candy eyes on it. I used Nutella. From a slice of red cheddar cut out legs and beak. Place these onto the board. You can add more cheese under to lift it a bit. Finally, fill the space with some grapes. Using candy corn is completely optional.


  1. Salami – to make this cheese board, I used 2 different types of salami. You can either use one type only or combine salami with ham, if you like.
  2. Crostini can be substituted with Ritz crackers or any crackers of your choice.
  3. I used candy corn just to give it some color, but it can be omitted completely. Note that if your room is very warm, the candy corn might start melting. If you decide to add some to the cheese board, leave it to last minute.
  4. I used about 7 ounces (200 grams) of Red Cheddar, 3.5 ounces (100 grams) Mozzarella, 7 ounces of salami, a handful of grapes and 3 small endives. You can use more if you can fit it onto your platter. Feel free to serve more crackers with the board (just put them in a separate bowl) as well as more snacks (grapes, mini sweet peppers, pears, …).
  5. I use a round cheese board – 16 inches (37 centimeters) in diameter.
Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Board
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 1089mg47%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 192IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 235mg24%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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