Don’t feel like baking after dinner, or are you looking for a light dessert guaranteed to delight? Then making a dessert cheese platter is for you!

Dessert Cheese Platter Instructions

Jess poses with a dessert cheese platter.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Cheeses (your choice)
  • Fruits (your choice)
  • Nuts (your choice)
  • Dressing or preserve (your choice)

Choose three or four cheeses for your platter. Try for a variety of cheeses. Here, we selected a sharp cheddar, a French Brie, and a tangy blue cheese.

A tray of cheese.

Add some fruits and nuts. We selected grapes, dried mango, and toasted walnuts.

An assortment of fruit.

Be sure to include some dressings and preserves. We chose honey, peach preserves, and a balsamic reduction.

A lineup of cheese.

Serve at room temperature and enjoy!

Jess poses with her cheese tray.

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Dessert Cheese and Fruit Tray Video Instructions


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Hi there, Jess in the Rada kitchen, thanks for joining me. I’m going to show you how to perfectly plate a dessert cheese platter.

First, when picking out cheeses for your platter, use different types of milk, ages, and textures. Remember, always serve your platter at room temperature. When picking some pairings for your cheese platter, remember to stay away from anything that’s too citrusy. So grapes, pears, an apple, dates, figs, plums, apricots, things like that. Here I have some dried mango, which is one of my personal favorites.

Any type of nut that you prefer. I have some toasted walnuts. As far as a dressing or preserve goes, I have some peach preserves, apricot is always a good choice, and honey pretty much goes with any cheese that you can think of. And then on top of a blue cheese or gorgonzola, a balsamic reduction is always nice.

Don’t be overwhelmed when picking out cheeses. Just go with a combination that you personally prefer. I’ve chosen a soft French Brie, a tangy blue cheese, and a 2-year-aged sharp cheddar. I’m going to add some grapes, a little bit of peach preserve over by my sharp sharp cheddar. A little bit of dried mango. And right in the center of my platter go my toasted walnuts. And it really is that simple.

So don’t forget, when you’re putting together your cheese dessert tray, the goal is to have something light at the end of the meal. It won’t be heavy or rich like the typical dessert and overwhelm your taste buds. Thanks so much for joining me today. Be sure to check us out at and to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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