Time to Make the Turkey— try this unique “turkey” cheese board

By Suzanne Corbett, STLSportsPage.com Food/Travel Editor

Not all turkeys are roasted, smoked or fried.  Case in point, the Wisconsin Turkey Cheese Tray, courtesy of the Wisconsin’s Diary Farmers.  A great addition to the Thanksgiving  table served alongside your Thanksgiving feast as a pre or post dinner appetizer to gobble when watching  Thanksgiving Day football.

Just use the photo as a guide to build your bird.  It’s an easy and great looking culinary masterpiece your guests will be thankful to have.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Board

Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
Gouda cheese or Smoked Gouda cheese, thinly sliced
Havarti cheese, thinly sliced
Red Anjou pear
Thinly sliced prosciutto
Thinly sliced bresaola sausage or prosciutto
Mini cucumbers, halved lengthwise
Sweet mini bell peppers, stems removed, halved lengthwise and seeded
Pita crackers
Pitted green olives
Dried apricot
Fresh sage leaves
Black peppercorns
Seedless purple or red grapes

1: Cut the cheddar, gouda and havarti into triangles. Set aside two gouda slices.

2:Place pear on a serving board. Arrange prosciutto around pear. Fill in board with cheddar, bresaola, cucumbers, gouda, havarti, bell peppers and crackers. Tuck in olives, dried apricots and sage.

3: Cut reserved gouda slices into eyes, beak and feet. Attach peppercorns for pupils. Place eyes and beak on pear; arrange feet.

4: Garnish board with grapes, prosciutto flowers and sage.


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