Today I’m excited to have Hickory Farms sponsoring this cheese and chocolate spread post and providing everything I needed for the perfect holiday cheese and chocolate party spread.
We’re in full swing holiday mode over here and wishing this season of entertaining and loved ones could stretch on for a few more months!
Whether you’re hosting a gathering, bringing a dish to share, or just enjoying holiday music at home with loved ones, one of my favorite festive combos is cheese and chocolate.
This cheese and chocolate spread is delicious and simple with a bit of sophistication and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
For Thanksgiving I put together a similar chocolate and cheese appetizer spread and spent SO much time at the grocery store trying to select a variety of cheeses (I’m not an expert), find the right crackers, and pick sweet treats to add into the mix. It was a bit stressful and there are few holiday things I enjoy less that battling the crowds at the store.
In December I did things a little differently.
This holiday, I just ordered a few cheese and chocolate boxes online from Hickory Farms for a family affair. It was so simple and so delicious. Hickory Farms has been part of delicious holiday celebrations and everyday gatherings with gourmet food since 1951 and you can count on them having a well curated, well packaged, and deliciously indulgent selection.
Looking to put together your own cheese and chocolate spread?
Here’s What You’ll Need For Your Cheese and Chocolate Spread:
- Go all out and order the delicious Italian Truffles. They’re ice cream balls frozen in generous individual servings that are almost too pretty to eat, almost 😉 These would be ideal for a girls night in or a small family gathering. Choose them for when you have a smaller crowd that can eat as soon as they’re served.
- Try their signature chocolates for an assorted mix
- For peanut butter lovers, don’t miss the Peanut Butter Meltaways
- The classic holiday medley (pictured) is fun to snack on and can go with anything (and is less rich than the meltaways or signature chocolaes). Plus, it also makes a great hostess gift
- When putting together a cheese plate, you really only need 3-4 different cheeses (five if you have a huge crowd),
- To give it variety, try to pick a few different kinds of cheese (one cheddar, one swiss, one gouda).
- Keep it simple and just order a sampler like this cheese flight or this sampler (with crackers!). This cheese flight has three different kinds of cheese and would look so pretty as part of a party spread.
If you’re looking for a few things to serve along with your cheese and chocolate don’t overlook these:
- Sliced french bread (especially if you’re serving cheese spreads – I haven’t tried them from Hickory Farms but they look delicious!)
- Dried or fresh fruit (we liked having dried pineapple and fresh grapes)