The Starter Cheese Plate

Treat yourself or entertain on a budget with a simple, quick, and affordable crowd-pleaser!

Hungry and looking for something easy and quick to make at home to snack on?  A cheese plate is a perfect solution!  Not only is it budget-friendly if you do it right, but it’s also super customizable based on your own taste preferences.  A cheese plate is also a great appetizer for book clubs, parties, or get-togethers.  Cheese plates are a great way to entertain on a budget, and they’re also crowd-pleasers.

Learn how to create a stellar starter cheese plate for yourself or for guests, and get all the details on creating your own “starter cheese plate” that comes in at around $35!

What is The Starter Cheese Plate?

You buy the “starter car,” move into the “starter apartment,” buy the “starter home,” and there is a starter kit for almost everything.  The Starter Cheese Plate is a super easy and affordable cheese plate that you can make without breaking the bank.

What do I need to make The Starter Cheese Plate?

  • A flat dinner plate, mine is 10.5 inches
  • One ramekin


  • Your favorite cheese.  I’m using Gruyère cheese, and I purchased a 10 oz block.
  • A Jam or Preserve.  I’m using Raspberry Jam.
  • Genoa Salami sliced
  • Berries: Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries
  • Round crackers
  • Mixed Nuts

Want a live cheese plate demonstration?

Join Victoria on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, at 4:30 pm ET/ 1:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm GMT for a live demo on creating The Starter Cheese Plate and her book club Brunch Board at the Epigraph Literary Festival.

Get your ingredients together, and click here to join the session!


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