The Great Escape: Runaway American Cheese

8 servings
30 min prep time
30 min total time

Carol Johnson, from Murray's Cheese in New York's Greenwich Village, singles out American cheese in her holiday cheeseboard, featuring a horizontal tasting of goat cheeses. 


Vermont Creamery Bijou

Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche

Meadow Creek Dairy: Grayson

Milton Creamery: Flory's Truckle

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co: Bay Blue

Rick's Pickled Dilly Beans

Murray's blueberry jam

Watermelon rind pickles

Vt Smoke & Cure Pepperoni

Oregon honey

Effies Corncakes


  • STEP 1

    Take cheeses out of the fridge one hour prior to serving, allowing them to come to room temperature.

  • STEP 2

    Mix up it up by including a variety of bread, breadsticks, bisquits, and crackers.

  • STEP 3

    Balance the cheeses' unique flavors and textures with the addition of nuts, dried fruit, and pickled veggies.