How to Create the Perfect Autumnal Cheeseboard

Autumnal Cheeseboard

autumn cheeseboard

The first step to a great cheeseboard is to pick a board. Once you’ve selected your favorite wood platter, tray, or cutting board place a layer of parchment paper or plastic wrap along the bottom. This will protect your beautiful serving vessel and make for an easy cleanup Now that you’re prepped, here’s how to layer your ingredients…

Base – an assortment of cheeses, we recommend:

  • Aged – aged white cheddar, gruyere, gouda, dubliner
  • Soft – brie, camembert, goat, herbed cheese spread like Boursin
  • Firm – Manchego, parmesan
  • Blue – gorgonzola, Shilton, Roquefort


Charcuterie – an assortment of your favorite cured meats, we recommend:

  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Pepperoni


Fruits – an assortment of your favorite fall fruits, we recommend:

  • HGO farms pomegranates, quartered
  • HGO farms Fuyu persimmons, thinly sliced
  • HGO farms Asian pear, thinly sliced
  • HGO farms blueberries
  • HGO farms grapes (green, red, or a mix)


Fillers & Garnishes – an assortment of your favorite nuts, dips, and herbs

  • Nuts – almonds, cashews, pecan halves, walnuts, pistachios
  • Dips – fig spread, jams, whole grain mustard, baked brie, honeycomb
  • Salty – olives, crackers, breadsticks, bread slices
  • Herbs – rosemary, thyme, sage

Pumpkin Baked Brie

Give your cheeseboard an autumnal feel with a pumpkin-shaped baked brie! See our recipe below. 

pumpkin baked brie

Pumpkin Baked Brie


  • Puff pastry sheet
  • Brie wheel
  • Pumpkin butter – you also use your favorite fall butter or applesauce
  • Egg white
  • Baker’s twine
  • Sage leaves



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place a puff pastry sheet on parchment paper and cut off any excess dough to make a large circle
  • Spread the pumpkin butter in the center and place brie wheel on top
  • Wrap pastry dough around the brie and pinch the edges to seal it
  • Take 5-6 stripes of baker’s twine and tie them around the sealed dough to create the “pumpkin” like creases, then flip over
  • Brush the egg white to cover the pastry sheet and bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Allow to cool, then carefully cut and remove the strings
  • Add a sage leaf branch to the top for “pumpkin” look
  • Serve on your favorite holiday cheeseboard spread!

We hope that you incorporate more fruits into your Thanksgiving spread this year! Show us your creations on Instagram by tagging @hgofarms if you make an autumnal cheeseboard. We would love to see them! Have a happy Thanksgiving!