Irish Chocolate Cheese Board

What’s an Irish Chocolate Cheese Board? Think colors of the Irish flag, with green and orange! Serve chocolate, cheese, grapes, nuts, and dried fruit!

I find cheese boards [like this Irish Chocolate Cheese Board] to be a beneficial part of hosting. A dessert or snack board like this cultivates nothing more than a cozy togetherness!

Of course it depends on what type of dinner or party … whether it’s a baby cheese board for an appetizer, or a large, epic charcuterie/cheese board for a meal.

That’s right, make it big enough to graze on for dinner, and you will have happy, happy guests.

Serve a mini charcuterie when you’re having a few people over. There’s no formula or method, except make it with love and your favorite ingredients.

Love + good food (cheese board) = HAPPY PEOPLE

Irish Chocolate Cheese Board

Friends, today is also National Chocolate Mint Day, so what better way to celebrate than sharing a delicious dessert cheese board? We enjoyed this board last weekend with friends, and let’s just say, it’s the perfect dessert grazing board.

The Irish Flag colors

Make it Irish by adding foods of the colors of the Irish flag–orange, green, and white! How fun!

Where does mint come in? My favorite little cookies, Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins from Trader Joe’s! I think these pair just fine on an Irish cheese board. And by the looks of the board at the end of the evening, these little bites were gone!

What is the best cheese in Ireland?

My hubby’s parents were from Dublin, and when we were back visiting family, we tasted some of the best cheese. EVER. For charcuterie boards, we often use Dubliner Cheese, because it’s easy to grab at most grocery stores (we buy at Costco, a big hunk), and it’s so creamy good. You can also check out these varieties of Irish Cheese!

There are other Irish cheeses that are fantastic, but Dubliner is a fave. This sweet and pleasant cows’ milk cheese is aged 1 year and is the easiest to find; most regular grocery stores now sell it.

How to put together the perfect Irish cheese board

Lay 2 or 3 cheeses on the center of a board. Use hard cheese and soft cheese. Start filling in the open spaces with fruit, chocolate, cookies, nuts, and crackers. Don’t forget a good spreading knife for the cheese!

On this board, if you haven’t tried soft Blueberry Goat Cheese Log spread lightly on Butter Almond Thins, then you’re missing out. Thank you Trader Joe’s!

Every cheese board is unique because you can make it your style!

Don’t stress over the cheese

Another tip for making a cheese board—don’t stress over it. This board is great for St. Patrick’s Day, but honestly, the Mayan Cocoa Coffee Fontina Cheese is not really Irish. But guess what? You can use Dubliner Cheese, too!

And everyone loves a good cheese!

I hope you enjoy these little bites of goodness today! Happy National Chocolate Mint Day! If you haven’t tried my Best Chocolate Mint Brownies, you MUST. They are DELISH made with Guittard Mint Chips! Oh, and this tray I bought at World Market a few years back. Love the “lip” on it, and the handles!

More Irish Desserts:

Pot of Gold Cookies from BakerMama

Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding

Irish Chocolate Cheese Board

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cheese board, dessert cheese board, St Patrick's Day
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • Hard cheese [Mayan Cocoa Coffee Fontina Cheese or Dubliner Irish Cheese]
  • Soft cheese [Blueberry Goat Cheese Log]
  • Almond Butter Cups Trader Joe’s
  • Roasted Pistachio Toffee Trader Joe’s
  • Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins Trader Joe's
  • Butter Almond Thins Trader Joe's
  • Dried apricots
  • Shelled pistachio nuts
  • Red seedless grapes
  • Green grapes
  • Optional: More crackers

Instructions

  • On a giant round board, arrange the cheese.  Fill in the open spaces with grapes, cookies, crackers, chocolate, and dried fruit. Last, pour pistachio nuts in open spaces.
  • Serve and enjoy! (Option to serve more crackers for the goat cheese, but it’s delicious lightly spread on the Butter Almond Thins.)

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