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This Cheese Platter is the perfect snack board. Great for kids playdates, after school snacks or for an easy lunch. Load it up and nibble away!
How are you enjoying the summer?!
It’s school holidays for us and we are swinging between exhausted from days of fun, sticky with sun cream and the rest of the time trying to save our sanity amidst rain storms. (Helloooo? England? Where’s that sun gone?!)
Either way, it’s these packed days that call for the easiest of possible suppers, so I give you another platter. A child friendly cheese board.
Hope my Cheese Platter inspires you to put something similar together and save your dinner dilemmas for an evening or two
✅ No cook, super quick, summery dinner that kids will love.
✅ Mix and match to use whichever cheeses your children like.
✅ So easy but looks SO impressive!
What I used to make the Kids’ Cheese Platter:
Cheeses – I used a selection of ‘child friendly’ cheese and some stronger ones (the extra mature cheddar squares) for the grown ups too. I think having some in packaging helps to add colour/texture/interest to the board for kids.
The ‘boring’ looking cheddar, I cut into squares to make look more interesting. Cubes would work well for children too.
I also added a small dish of cream cheese for dipping.
Crackers – As always with these boards, I try to just use a selection of different types, maybe two or three for texture and interest. (The little ones were from a couple of mini packs I had left in the cupboard from school lunches.)
Veggies and Fruit – I tried to keep this in line with a traditional cheese board with grapes, plus I added in tomatoes as my children love them. You could also add celery or cucumber if you fancy.
Nuts/Dried fruit – I added in a couple of dishes of dried fruits and nuts for more texture and interest.
HOW TO MAKE A CHEESE PLATTER:
- I used a 40cm x 30cm tray for this snack board.
- You can use any large platter or board, or even just a selection of plates.
- Make your snack board as BIG or small as you like depending on how many people you are feeding.
- Choose a selection of different colours/shapes/textures of vegetables and snacks, this really adds to the overall look.
- Pop some of your items/dips in bowls/dishes first and add smaller items around them.
- I like to put each item in 3 or 4 different spots on the board, so everyone can reach some of everything.
- Like a traditional cheese board or charcuterie platter, there are no hard and fast rules of what to include, I just kept the contents of this board to the cheeses the children like (and maybe one new one to get them to try something new!).
Which tray do you use to make your snack boards?
I use this platter for my snack boards. But any large tray or board, or even a big plate would do.
FANCY SOME MORE KIDS FOOD IDEAS?
- Tuna Salad with Pasta (easy 15 minute meal)
- Easy Banana Cake (great for cooking with kids)
- Savoury Muffins (yummy picnic or easy lunch food)
- Oatmeal Cookies (easy and filling treat)
Hope you enjoy this recipe. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe.
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Cheese Platter for Kids
- Wrapped, small soft cheeses
- Cream cheese, In a small dish
- Hard cheeses, Cut into cubes or slices
- Cheese slices
- Some small Ritz type crackers
- Cream crackers
- A textured cracker, like wholemeal of Cheese Thins
Fruit and Vegetables
- Grapes, You can use them in different colours for added interest
- Cherry tomatoes
- Raisins/nut mix
- Dried apricots
- Arrange all of your cheeses, crackets and fruits on a large platter or tray. If you don't have one large enough, just use a variety of bowls and plates.
- This list is just a guide, use whatever ingredients your family enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.