Grilled Edible Cheeseboard

Total: 1 hr 30 min, Active: 30 min, Yield: 6 to 8 servings



7/7/20222 min read

Grilled Edible Cheeseboard

Total: 1 hr 30 min, Active: 30 min, Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 1 cup red grapes

  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, quartered (about 3 ounces)

  • 1/2 cup walnut halves (about 2 ounces)

  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, broken into little pieces

  • 2 pounds refrigerated pizza dough, at room temperature (If you buy two 1-pound balls of pizza dough, knead them together before bringing them to room temperature)

  • One 8-ounce wheel brie cheese

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1 cup of your favorite olives (about 5 ounces)

  • 1 cup Parmesan chunks or other hard cheese (about 4 ounces)

  • 8 ounces of sliced cured meats, such as salami, prosciutto, mortadella, or a combination

  • Your favorite preserves


  1. Make six 2-inch-thick discs of aluminum foil by crumpling sheets of foil: Make two 2-inch-wide discs, two 3-inch-wide discs, and two 5-inch-wide discs. Set aside.

  2. Spread 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the bottom and sides of a sheet pan. Scatter the grapes, apricots, walnuts, and rosemary in a single layer around the border of the sheet pan. Arrange the aluminum discs in the open space inside the grape border, making sure they don’t touch.

  3. Stretch the pizza dough on a clean work surface so it is the same size as the sheet pan. Carefully lift it and lay it over the top of the foil discs, grapes, and other ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until puffy, about 1 hour.

  4. Prepare a grill for medium heat. Remove the plastic wrap from the sheet pan and put the pan on the grill. Cover the grill with the lid and let cook until the dough is set around the edges and dry on top, about 10 minutes.

  5. Using protective gloves or towels, flip the sheet pan onto the grill so the foil, grapes, and other ingredients are facing up; remove the sheet pan. Cover the grill and cook until the dough is lightly golden around the edges, about 5 minutes. Remove one of the 5-inch aluminum discs and insert the brie into the indented bread bowl where the disc was. Cover the grill and cook until the dough is completely cooked and golden all over and the cheese is hot through, about 10 minutes.

  6. Transfer the edible cheeseboard to a serving platter or cutting board using tongs and a heatproof spatula. Remove the remaining foil discs and drizzle the whole thing with olive oil, avoiding the brie. Put the preserves and honey in the smallest bread bowl and the olives and Parmesan in the medium bowls. Fold and tuck the cured meat into the remaining large bowls. Put a small spoon in the preserves and honey and a knife by the brie for serving. Serve the cheeseboard warm, encouraging people to tear off pieces of bread to layer with meat and cheese or drizzle with preserves or honey.