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A Starry Night!

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

This Starry Night platter is sure to put that sparkle on your Christmas table!






All the stars were shinning bright on this savory platter!


For my second board, I created a fruit platter that I thought would shine with our guests and I like to call this one...


'A Starry Night'


Creating a beautiful crescent moon with the night stars adds a lovely frame that embraces the delights of fresh fruits, charcuterie and cheeses.




Shopping List


Just in time for the holiday season, these Christmas star crackers by Valley Lavosh are perfect for your Starry Night platter! You can find where to buy them on my 'Product Feature' page along with additional platter food items.



Shopping List


Cheese - Pre-sliced Swiss, Pre-sliced Havarti, Goat Log

Charcuterie - Genoa Salame, Calabrese Salame, Spicy Salame

Crackers - Star Lavosh, Multigrain, Crocantini, Wafer

Fruits - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries

Spread - Fig Chutney

Dried Fruits - Apricots, Hibiscus Flowers

Seeds - Pomegranate

Herb & Floral - Rosemary



Let's begin...

For your Starry Night Platter, we begin with a 20" round cheese paddle. This platter from Etu Home has a lovely vintage look to it. Made from reclaimed pine wood by artisans in Europe, no two boards are alike... that's why I bought 2 of them. These boards maybe new, but they have that aged vintage farmhouse look to them... that I love!



Prepare your cheese cutouts & kiwifruit flowers


Before we start building our platter, prepare ahead of time your cheese cutouts. Using small Christmas cookie cutters, cut out 20 Stars from your Swiss slices and 20 Snowflakes from your Havarti slices.






Prepare your kiwifruit flowers for the platter. Visit my 'How to make kiwifruit flowers' page under 'Food Prep' section.






Platter Layout

Use the images as your guide!

Step 1: We begin by placing food grade paper down on the board to protect the wood from staining. Place a small bowl in the center of the platter as this will hold your dip.

Step 2: Take a Star Swiss cheese cutout and place on top of a Star cracker. Layer the crackers/cheese and place them on the outer circle of your board creating a crescent moon. 20 crackers/cheese.

Step 3: Add 20 Snowflake Havarti cheese and the Goat cheese to the right side of your board.

Step 4: Add wafer crackers beside the Goat cheese.


Step 5: Add strawberries and blackberries.

Step 6: Add blueberries and starfruit.


Step 7: Add salame flowers, multigrain crackers, mini croccantini crackers and dried apricots.

Step 8: Place Calabrese salame, spicy salame and kiwifruit flowers.



Step 9: Add Sweetened Hibiscus flowers on top of your goat cheese log. Place sprigs of rosemary within your platter. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds among the starfruit.

Step 10: Fill you bowl with fig chutney and top off with a sprig of rosemary.



A Starry Night!


A starry night charcuterie board with cheese and fruits

Something 'nice'


A sweet and savory board, the Starry Night platter is a nice treat for your guests! An abundance of fresh fruits fills this board with nature's sweets. Fig chutney adds sweetness to the creamy goat cheese. Don't forget to add it as a sweet topping for our starry crackers and cheese. The Starry Night platter will definitely glitter and sparkle at your Christmas party!


A starry night charcuterie board with cheese, fruits and crackers



Coming up...



On my next blog...


Spread the Joy of Christmas

The enchantment of a tiny Christmas village will be a delight to your guest as they dine at your festive

Christmas grazing table!




*** If you give this platter a try, please send a photo as I would love to see it and share it! :)


Visit my 'Product Feature' Page to learn where to buy: Valley Lavosh Christmas Star Crackers & Milton's Gluten Free Crackers





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