A red, white and blue fruit and cheese platter is a great addition to any 4th of July celebration this summer. It's easy to put together, and your guests will love the combination of flavors and textures.
Why You'll Love This Fruit And Cheese Platter
This fun and easy appetizer or party tray is perfect for any gathering! It's easy to put together, and it's sure to impress your guests. Just mix together some strawberries, blueberries, and white cheddar cheese slices. Arrange on a platter in alternating rows to resemble a flag.
This 4th of July fruit and cheese platter is colorful, fresh-tasting, and sure to please everyone. So give it a try next time you need an appetizer or side dish!
- Festive & Patriotic: The red, white, and blue hues of the fruits and cheeses create a visually stunning display that complements your 4th of July celebrations.
- Variety & Flavor: Featuring a diverse selection of cheeses, fruits, and nuts, it caters to everyone's taste buds and dietary preferences.
- Easy & Customizable: Choose your favorite cheeses and fruits, arrange them creatively, and add decorative touches to personalize your platter.
- Healthy & Refreshing: A lighter alternative to traditional party snacks, perfect for enjoying outdoors on a hot summer day.
- Perfect for Sharing: Ideal for potlucks, picnics, or simply enjoying with family and friends.
4th of July Fruit and Cheese Platter Ingredients
You may use more or less strawberries than the recipe calls for, depending on the quality of fresh strawberries available to you. Try not to cut the green stems off the tops, just gently pinch them off.
By leaving the berries uncut, they will keep them fresh longer, and not make the cheese get gooey from any juice from the strawberries.
- Fresh, ripe strawberries
- Fresh, ripe blueberries
- White cheese
Full ingredient amounts and preparation instructions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How To Prepare This Fruit And Cheese Tray
Wash and stem the fresh strawberries. Get as ripe and unblemished berries as seasonally available.
Create The Red Strawberry Stripes First
- Line them up on a white tray or platter into three rows. Leave room in the upper left hand corner of the long end of the platter for the square of blueberries.
Make The White Cheese Stripes
- Select a white cheese that you like, such as white cheddar or Monterey Jack. Make thick slices and line them up in between the rows of strawberries.
Add The Blueberries For The "Stars"
- Gently heap up the blueberries in the upper left corner area of the tray, when the tray is in a horizontal position. You now have a patriotic flag layout with your strawberries, blueberries, and white cheese.
Serve at your next barbecue or at your next brunch. This platter of fresh fruit is delicious with a bowl of our Cream Cheese Dip for your guests to drizzle on their serving.
This holiday themed fruit and cheese platter is a stunning dish that will wow your family or guests. This fruit and cheese platter is a natural fit for the Fourth of July.
You have the flexibility to serve this as a savory platter or a sweet platter, depending on your menu or guest needs.
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Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Below are some of my favorite pieces of equipment that I use when making this fruit and cheese platter.
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- a large, rectangular rimmed tray
Tips for Success
- Serve chilled.
- Use a cheese that does not quickly soften.
- You can make this up a day ahead and cover with plastic wrap.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use cherries or raspberries. Just keep them chilled until ready to serve.
No, you could use white chocolate covered pretzels, white marshmallows or white chocolate chips to make it more of a fruit dessert tray.
More Delish Ideas
Fruit and Cheese Platter
- 4 lbs fresh strawberries (see recipe note below about the strawberries)
- 18 oz fresh blueberries
- 16 oz white cheddar cheese (two 8 oz blocks)
- Wash the berries and spread them out on a paper towel lined cookie sheet so that they dry off. Pull the green stems off, but don't cut the tops of the strawberries off.4 lbs fresh strawberries
- Place the blueberries in a small bowl and place in the corner as a placeholder for the square section.18 oz fresh blueberries
- Line up the strawberries in a double line, at the top of the long side of the platter. Skip a space and add a double row of strawberries in the middle of the tray. Then, add another double row of strawberries at the bottom edge of the tray.
- Slice the cheese blocks into ¼" slices. Line two slices side by side in between the rows of strawberries.16 oz white cheddar cheese
- You can leave the blueberries in the white bowl in the corner square of the tray, or you can pour them out and fill the square space with them. Serve immediately, or cover and chill for up to 1 day.
- Depending on the time of year and the quality of the strawberry harvest, you may need to buy more than 3 pounds of strawberries by the time you weed out any bruised, too small, or too large berries.
- You will average 3 - 4 pounds of strawberries.
- Try to avoid slicing the tops stems off the strawberries so their juice can make the cheese gooey. The strawberries stay fresher longer also.
- You can substitute white chocolate covered pretzels, white chocolate chips, marshmallows, or white covered almonds for the white cheese.