December 1st, 2016
Posted By: Emily & Lucy Vallely

Our second Vegan Thanksgiving was a huge success and so much fun. This year we invited some of our closest friends and it turned out to be one of our most memorable Thanksgivings yet. Lucy vlogged the day and shared all of the delicious food we ate. Some of the recipes have already been shared on here including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Jalapeno Popper Dip, and Truffle Mac N Cheese.

Vegan Cheese Board

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT VEGAN CHEESE BOARD

The Cheese

Be sure to include various cheeses in different flavors and textures.

Soft: For our soft and creamy cheese we used a salty brie like cheese, Kite Hill’s Soft Ripened. This is the only vegan cheese I’ve found that tastes like brie, it was delicious paired with fig jam.

Firm: For our firm cheese we used Treeline’s Cracked Pepper Aged Nut Cheese. This cheese paired great with black truffle pate.

Something with a kick: One of our go to vegan cheeses is Daiya’s Jalapeno Havarti. It’s a little bit spicy but so delicious. Definitely our favorite Daiya cheese to eat on its own.

Vegan Cheese Board

Salty

Every cheese board needs a few salty items to accentuate the flavors of the cheese. We go a little bit overboard on the salty but if salty isn’t your thing add more sweet!

Salted Nuts: Nuts are always a great addition to a cheese board and usually a crowd pleaser. We used salted almonds.

Caperberries: Caperberries are VERY salty and I suggest eating them in tiny bites. You’ve been warned!

Himalayan Pink Salt: Looks so pretty on a board and tastes delicious sprinkled on cheese and crackers!

Olives: We LOVE olives. We used pretty much every type of olive from the olive bar at Whole Foods.

Vegan Cheese Board

Savory

Savory items can range from pickled vegetables to grainy mustards.

Pickled Vegetables: We used pickled okra but you can use any pickled vegetable or even fruit that you can think of!

Black Truffle Pate: A tiny jar of Black Truffle Pate is very pricey. But a little goes a long a way and it tastes heavenly.

Vegan Cheese Board

Sweet

We only used one sweet item for our board, but you can use jams, dried fruits, and fresh fruits to sweeten up your cheese board!

Fig Jam: We have had a love for fig jam for years, it’s such a great pairing for creamy cheeses.

Vegan Cheese Board

Crackers and Breads

We used an assortment of crackers but you can also use french bread. I like to keep the crackers semi flavorless since you will be packing on the flavor with various cheeses and accompaniments.

Cheese boards are great for all occasions! Our rectangular cheese board and cheese knives were made by Allie Ferris.