Happy almost-Cinco de Mayo! This is always one of my favorite holidays – I love the bright colors, the margaritas, and especially the food. This Cinco de Mayo cheese board is a twist on the standard favorite. I take a couple of Mexican cheeses (manchego and queso fresco) and surround them with salsas, fruits and vegetables, and warm tortillas.
I think most people celebrated over the weekend, but if you need a quick appetizer for tomorrow, this is an easy one to set out and the possibilities are endless. You can add cooked chorizo (I used a Spanish chorizo here), tortilla chips, even more salsas, a bean dip, queso fundido – just use your imagination! I love having a spread of appetizers as a meal, and between the cheeses, salsas, and tortillas, this is definitely one that can serve double duty as both.
Here are some other Mexican-inspired dishes if you’re looking for some other ideas for tomorrow:
- Mexican manchego
- Queso fresco
- Spanish chorizo
- Fruit and veggies:
- Sliced radishes
- Pico de gallo
- Avocado salsa verde (mix in a diced avocado with salsa verde)
- Tortillas, corn and flour
- Tortilla chips
- Arrange all foods on a large platter and serve.