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Patriotic American Flag Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Tray

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Make an American Flag cheese tray for all of your summer parties like Memorial Day, Fourth of July or a summer tray for cheese and crackers.

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We love a good charcuterie board for any occasion or family get-together.

With the official kick-off of summer just around the corner with Memorial Day, I thought it would be fun to share a quick and easy Caprese style cheese tray.

To make it extra festive serve it in the shape of a flag! Isn’t this so cute?

There is a printable recipe card below to make it super easy for you!

caprese cheese board in shape of a flag.

American Flag Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Tray


  • Tomato Slices
  • Fresh Mozzarella 
  • French Bread Slices
  • Olives 
  • Star Cookie Cutter
ingredients for cheese board

How to Make a Flag Cheese Board

Place the olives in a square bowl with the star cookie cutter on top.

Slice the tomatoes in ½ inch slices (we love this tomato slicing knife).

slicing tomatoes

Slice the fresh mozzarella about the same size as the tomatoes.

cutting fresh mozzarella

Lay out the tomato & fresh mozzarella slices in the shape of a flag.

american flag charcuterie board

Slice the French bread and lay it on the cheese tray to create a flag pole. 

close up of flag cheese board.

You can also place fresh basil leaves around the flag and serve with balsamic vinegar.

vertical cheese  board patriotic flag

Serve and enjoy!

close up of flag cheese board

Patriotic Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Board

Yield: 1 Cheese Board
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Enjoy this quick and easy Patriotic American Flag cheese board perfect for summer holidays, parties or just to enjoy with family.


  • Tomato Slices
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • French Bread Slices
  • Olives
  • Star Cookie Cutter


  • Place the olives in a square bowl with the star cookie cutter.
  • Lay out the tomato & fresh mozzarella slices in the shape of a flag.
  • Using the French bread, create a flag pole. 
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    We hope you enjoyed this patriotic cheese board.

    If so, you may also want to check out these charcuterie board ideas:

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    What Are The Best Serving Boards For A Cheese Tray? 

    You can use any large board including wood, slate, marble in any shape or size. It’s best not to overcrowd the board though and leave room to include ramekins to hold the condiments, which also add to the visual appeal. 

    Don’t Forget The Cheese Knives:

    What Are The Best Breads And Crackers For A Cheese Board?

    This is where you can really tailor the cheese board to make it unique. Include homemade bread or a favorite type of cracker.

    Here are some favorite breads:

    • French Bread
    • Baguettes
    • Crostini


    • Artisan Crackers
    • Water crackers
    • Wheat Thins

    What Are The Best Cheeses For A Charcuterie Board?

    Include a variety of cheeses, with a combination of both soft and hard kinds of cheese, with the hard cheese being sliced ahead of time.

    It’s always best to include an odd number of cheeses, usually 3 or 5.

    Recommended Cheeses

    Hard cheeses:

    • Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • Gruyère

    Soft cheeses:

    • Goat Cheese
    • Brie

    Semi-soft cheeses:

    • Gouda
    • Cheddar

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