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Turkey Cheese Platter

What could be better than a turkey-shaped cheese platter to celebrate Thanksgiving? This appetizer is an easy and fun way to assemble with your kids. People will love it!


  • Ritz crackers
  • Swiss cheese slices
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • Salami slices
  • 2 Chocolate chips or peppercorns


  1. Cut out the shapes for the turkey head, body and legs out of cheddar cheese and arrange them on the bottom of a large platter. Take the chocolate chips or peppercorns for the eyes and place them right above the swiss cheese turkey beak.
  2. Add a layer of salami around the turkey body. Place the salami slices should overlap and go under the turkey.
  3. Repeat the previous step with swiss cheese slices around the turkey.
  4. Add another layer of salami partially under the swiss cheese layer.
  5. Time for the Cheddar cheese layer! Arrange the cheese the same as the other layers.
  6. Add a layer of Ritz crackers, making them partially go under the cheddar cheese slices, and you have yourself a meaty and cheesy turkey!
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