Just add cheese and crackers.

By Bridget Hallinan
Updated January 23, 2020
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A good cheese board has many elements—a variety of textures and flavors, preserves and jams for pairing, olives and mixed nuts for snacking. We also like to make sure the board itself is just as impressive as the food, and luckily, there are plenty of options out there for every taste and budget. At Anthropologie, you can pick up an Art Deco-inspired board for as little as $20; on UncommonGoods, $85 will get you a swiveling cheese board that has (almost) everything you need for a party. Read on for some of our favorites available right now.

The Trendy Agate

agate cheese board
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Pinks, blues, smoky purples—we love all the colors on this board, a mix of pieces of natural agate. Plus, crystals and stones seem to be very en vogue right now, so you'll be right on trend.

Composite Agate Cheese Board, $78 at anthropologie.com

The Flashy Monogram

monogram cheese board
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With Art-Deco-inspired patterns and a personal touch via monogrammed letters, you’ll definitely make a statement with this cheese board. Just make sure you order fast—some of the letters are currently sold out.

Eliza Tile Monogram Cheese Board, $20 (was $38) at anthropologie.com

The Patterned Agate

agate cheese board
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Another agate option, this board has a pattern that almost looks like mussel shells.

Agate Serving Board, $80 at crateandbarrel.com

The Elegant Serving Board

cheese board with glass dome
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The chic glass dome is meant to keep certain cheeses at “just the right humidity,” and it’ll look impressive to your guests, too.

Prospect Serving Board with Glass Dome, $60 at crateandbarrel.com

The Minimalist

wood and marble cheese board
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A simple split between marble and mango wood, this cheese board will match pretty much any design scheme. The product description recommends periodically rubbing with food-safe mineral oil to preserve the wood finish.

Marble and Mango Wood Cheese Board, $50 at surlatable.com

The Party-Ready Space-Saver

swivel cheese board
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This collapsible cheese board has three compartments. The top is for cheese and has a built-in “river” for crackers; the swiveling section below has sockets made to hold ceramic serving bowls, should you want to add snacks to your spread. The latter also stores the final component, a drawer that slides out and has three cheese knives inside. It's everything you need in one product—once you’re done, it all folds up into a semi-circle, so it won’t take up that much room in your cabinet.

Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board, $85 at uncommongoods.com

The Chalkboard

slate cheese board with chalk
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Hand-cut slate paired with a stick of chalk makes this cheese board great for parties—you can write the names of each cheese next to them, so guests can easily identify what they’re eating. As an added bonus, the board is dishwasher-safe and can also be used as a trivet for hot items.

Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board, Grey, $32-$40 (was $40-$50) depending on size at williams-sonoma.com

The Knife and Spreader Set

knife and spreader cheese board set
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This set gives you a cheese board, spreader, and knife all in one—the sides have little nooks carved out, so you can store the knives there when they’re not in use.

Nambé Cheese Board with Knife and Spreader, $100 at macys.com

The Splurge

orchid cheese board
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If you’re willing to spend a bit more, this Michael Aram cheese board got unanimous five-star reviews from Bloomingdale’s customers. The board’s design is inspired by “the intricacies of form and texture found in foliage from around the world,” and it comes with a matching knife. 

Michael Aram Black Orchid Cheese Board & Knife, $200 at bloomingdales.com 

The Rustic Wood Slice

wooden cheese board
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The whorls and rings on these serving boards are unique, making each one different from the next. We could see it going particularly well with farmhouse and beach-themed decor. 

Wood Slice Serving Board, $20 (was $35) at surlatable.com

The Pretty Stoneware Swirl

Stoneware swirl cheese board
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If you want a pop of color, go for this light green stoneware made in Portugal. 

Swirl Cheese Board, $29 (was $48) at nordstrom.com

The Instagram Bait

marble cheese board
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Sleek brass handles on this board make it easy to transport your charcuterie and cheese from the kitchen to the table. Plus, the contrast against the white marble makes it prime Instagram fodder.

Marble & Brass Round Cheese Board, $49 at westelm.com

The Alphabet Board

Pottery Barn cheese board
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If you want a more understated personalized cheese board, this wooden design features a single letter—give it as host gift, and get one for yourself, too.

Alphabet Wood Cheese Board, $30 at potterybarn.com