Say Cheese! Tray

Say Cheese!We’re kind of obsessed with cheese over here. But who isn’t? I mean-it’s only the most perfect food in the entire world. Cheese is also my go-to party food because it’s so simple! We have a lot of last minute parties at my house and I love that we can just pop over the wine center and grab a couple bottles of something and some cheese, crackers, nuts and a yummy salami. Easiest party ever!

Here’s a fun idea for adding your own special message to any cheese board:

Say Cheese! We used a large alphabet cookie cutter set (we found this set on Amazon) to cut sliced cheese into a fun message. The cookie cutters we used are a little over three inches tall. We tried it with teeny tiny cookie cutters at first, but that was a fail. It’s also totally possible to do this with scissors if you don’t have cookie cutters. I love that the message can be customized for any holiday or occasion!

Say Cheese! Fun detail, right? Any excuse to make a cheese tray is good enough for me! xo. elsie

Want more cheese tray ideas? We’ve got 5 Tips For Creating The Perfect Cheese Platter, Easy Goat Cheese Appetizer 3 Ways and a Fancy Grilled Cheese Party.

Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson

  • That is so much fun! I am a huge cheese lover and people would die over this at a party!

  • I have the desire to buy cookie cutters now! I’ve been loving cheese platters for the last 2 years or so after not really eating anything but tasty cheese before that, and this looks so fun! 🙂

  • Such a fun cheese board! Love cheese!

    Lulu xx

  • so creative!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  • SAY CHEESE in actual cheese is such a nice idea! I used to hate cheese when I was younger, but now i’m learning to appreciate the tastes and textures of some delicious kinds, like brie and blue! Yum!

  • A cheese plate is always a must at a party! I like to have 4 different types of cheese: A hard cheese such as manchego, a soft cheese such as an aged brie, a goat cheese with herbs, and any kind of stinky cheese! 🙂 While living in Madrid, I got a crash course for great cheese plates.

  • Ohhhh cute! I’m thinking this could work with a veggie tray too! I sure do miss cheese since starting a Paleo diet:)

    Stephanie May*

  • This is adorable! Due to health problems, I’ve had to cut dairy, and I definitely, DEFINITELY am missing my cheese.

  • This is such a fabulous idea!!! My in-laws are coming to visit us soon and it would be perfect to do this with our last name initial in cheese. 🙂

  • Dangit! Now all I can think about is cheese and I just ate. Looks so yummy! -Leith

  • That is so freakin’ cute. I love cheese – I feel like Wallace in Wallace & Gromit…”Mmmm, cheese, Gromit!”

  • Mmmmm, I need to go to check my fridge if I have a goat cheese there right now 😀

  • This is so cute! Cheese plates are a regular at my home, so we’ll have to try this out sometime soon!


  • This is awesome! It would’ve been great to have when I did an ad series with letters cut out of cheese (and other foods) I had to draw on the cheese blocks, so this definitely would have saved time! If you’re interested you can see the project here:

  • so cute! and i would definitely add my favorite tj cinnamon toscano as i am decidedly obsessed!

  • I’ve been on the hunt for a great cheeseboard that’s fun, do you have any recommendations?


  • Mmm salami!

  • SO fun! Love this! Great idea for a party! 🙂

  • My gal pals and I are OBSESSED with cheese plates. A lot of times we skip meals and have cheese and meats instead (don’t forget the wine). Definitely a tray I will be trying out this weekend. Love!


  • If I ever have a dinner party, I will definitely do this. It would definitely get a few laughs 🙂

  • An amazing idea!!! I love cheese so much thta I stopped being vegna just for the awesomeness of cheese!

    Love from Germany,


  • This is such a simple idea but something I never would have thought of. You girls are the best!!

  • oh, so so cute!! what a great idea, i love it!! i’ll try it at the next party, thank you, really, i really like it

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