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Healthy Cheese Tray Elizabeth Rider-6

How to Build a Healthy Cheese Snack Tray

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


This snack tray is perfect for 2-4 people for a pre-dinner or happy hour snack. Use more or less of anything depending on your personal tastes.


  • 1 hard cheese, we use Midnight Moon goat gouda
  • 1 soft cheese, we use 1/2 cup Kite Hill Almond Milk mixed with 2 teaspoons honey and a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 red apple, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries, or other berries
  • 6-8 green olives
  • 6-8 black olives
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • Simple Mill gluten-free almond flour crackers
  • Lesley Stowe gluten-free oat crisp crackers (not pictured here)
  • dark chocolate squares (1-2 per person)


  1. Arrange all ingredients on a large flat tray or plate. Use small bowls or dishes for a few of the ingredients to add depth and variation.


Generic ingredients list to build your own:

1 hard cheese, like goat milk gouda, sheep's milk cheese, or nut milk cheese
1 soft cheese, like goat cheese or almond milk cream cheese
1 apple, sliced thin
1-2 types of berries
1-2 types of olives
1-2 types of nuts
1-2 types of gluten-free crackers
dark chocolate squares (1-2 per person)