5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter

///5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter

5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter

Need a last minute holiday hosting idea?  Try my 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter.

This post is sponsored by Walmart.  Thank you for supporting posts like these which allow me to publish Running in a Skirt daily.  As always, all opinions are my own and I only write about products I believe in and think you will enjoy.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

No need to panic, but there are only 10 days left until Christmas!  I feel like I’ve been doing a good job keeping my holiday stress levels in check this year and have been enjoying the season.  I did the last of the mall shopping yesterday and am ordering the last of the online gifts today.  #winningatlife

I also just found out my oldest, dearest friend Sarah is visiting me this weekend!  She’s the one I visited in Brazil and DC over the past few years.  Last minute surprise guests are the best BUT it does mean I often scramble to put something nice together for them during their visit.  I want my guest to feel like they have a little vacation when they visit.

Now I know I can’t be the only one who has someone stop by at the last minute this time of year OR get a last minute party invite you can’t turn down?  So what can you make for these last minute get togethers?  How about my 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter!

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Isn’t it so fun and festive?  This platter looks pretty and put together but only takes a few minutes to assemble.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

And what if I told you I got all the stuff to make my holiday cheese platter (including the pretty new platter) without getting out of the car?

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt


I KNOW!  With the cold and rain and snow… that’s my kind of shopping.

Walmart now has FREE online grocery pickup.  They actually bring your groceries out to YOUR CAR.  Total game changer, friends!

If you are local to the Asheville area, this service just started for the Airport Road, Bleachery Blvd and Weaverville Walmart locations.  If you aren’t in WNC, start by logging in to see if the service is available yet in your area.

This is what you want to see!

Walmart Grocery Car Pickup

The entire process could not be easier.  If you don’t have a Walmart account, you can create one in minutes.

Next you select your groceries.  They have everything from pantry staples to fresh, organic produce.  You can even pick things like table settings and holiday decor!  The prices are the same as the in store Every Day Low Prices.

Your total is easily tallied on the side, so it’s never been easier to keep your groceries in your budget.  There is a $30 minimum purchase for Online Grocery Pickup.

Walmart Grocery Car Pickup

Next you select a pick-up time and put in your credit card to pay.  You can do all of these steps on your regular computer or through the Walmart Grocery App.  The entire process is easy, user-friendly and fast.

Walmart Grocery Car Pickup

When you leave your house, you “check-in” and a mobile tracker will see exactly when you pull up to the pick up area.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

You can’t miss it with easy to follow signs and reserved spots.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Within minutes a friendly face puts your groceries in your car!  I got out of the car to take this photo, but next time I will not even have to get wet and cold.

All of my groceries were guaranteed to be fresh or my money back.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

I even picked out this adorable platter for my Holiday Cheese Platter.  I adore their Pioneer Woman stuff.  Talk about life goals!

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

To top it off they sent me home with a cute welcome bag which had all sorts of goodies in it, including a great bottle of lotion.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Once I got home I assembled this platter in less than 5 minutes for my last minute guests.  The apples, berries and herbs were fresh and the cheese was perfect.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Adding the piles of herbs on the platter really ups this holiday cheese platter to make it festive.  I love the fragrant rosemary for this time of year.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Feel free to sub your favorite fruits, crackers and cheeses to customize the holiday cheese platter, but I think this combination is a real crowd pleaser.

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Assembling this 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter could not have been easier with the help of Walmart Grocery Pickup.  I’m now ready for my weekend guests and I feel like I got an hour of my life back not having to do the shopping myself!   So awesome! #lifechanger


Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter

Julie Wunder
Fix this easy and festive holiday cheese platter for a party or last minute house guests.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cheese platter


  • 1 block sharp cheddar cheese, cut in slices
  • 1 small log natural goat cheese
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 package berries or grapes
  • 1 box crackers, I love the nutthins!
  • 2 bunches fresh herbs, I used parsley and rosemary
  • 1 large platter


  • Arrange everything on the platter as shown in photos. Use the herbs to decorate the platter and make it look festive.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Like this idea?  Save this pin to Pinterest to find it later easier!

Last Minute 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platter / Running in a Skirt

Don’t forget to check out Walmart Grocery Pickup for your area or download the app.  For iOS users download the “Walmart Grocery” app.   For Android users download the” Walmart Grocery Check-In” app.  You will need to enable notifications and locations services.  The app does not show anyone your exact location, just how many minutes away you are.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for a holiday twist on “Nice Cream.”

Your turn?

Check out the Walmart Grocery Pickup for your area and let me know what you’d buy first?

By | 2020-06-02T17:06:26-04:00 December 14th, 2016|Food, Snacks & Appetizers|77 Comments


  1. Monday Announcements: 12.19.16 December 19, 2016 at 8:03 am - Reply

    […] recommends: 5 Minute Holiday Cheese Platters from Running in a […]

  2. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. December 17, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Walmart’s app has been a lifesaver for me. Especially with this cold weather. I don’t want to leave the comfort of my car!

  3. CourtneyLynne December 17, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Omg you can never go wrong with a cheese plate!!! Cheese is always a hit with every crowd!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Totally! I laugh that no one will be hungry but if you put it out anyway it still disappears!

  4. Toughcookiemommy December 17, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    These cheese platter looks so good. I love cheese and I think it is a great idea to have appetizers like these to munch on during family gatherings.

  5. Ave December 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Your holiday cheese platter looks delicious! I like the idea of adding fresh herbs as a garnish! The grocery pickup service will save so much time, especially during the holidays!

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law December 16, 2016 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Yum! This is such a great mix of options. You can never go wrong with a cheese platter!

  7. Dana December 16, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Lovely cheese platter. And I need to try the Walmart pick up soon. I could save so much time. But wandering through the store with six kids is so much fun. Ha!

  8. Courtney December 16, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    You’ve gotta love a cheese platter! And I love the way you added some color to yours– YUM.

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Thanks Courtney! Hope you had an amazing Christmas!

  9. Laura December 16, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Anything that’s ready in 5 minutes is a winner in my book…especially with copious amount of cheese is involved!

  10. Annmarie December 16, 2016 at 8:39 am - Reply

    This is such a yummy idea for an appetizer- looks so pretty too!

  11. Crystal December 16, 2016 at 12:36 am - Reply

    5 minutes is about all the time I have, so I couldn’t be more grateful for this quick and easy platter suggestion! I love the fruit included.

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Thanks Crystal! Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

  12. valmg @ Mom Knows It All December 16, 2016 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Your cheese platter looks great. I have heard of Walmart Grocery, unfortunately it isn’t available in our area yet.

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Aw bummer! They just came to us, so hopefully you will get it soon too.

  13. Taylor Kiser December 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    This 5 minute holiday cheese platter will be a life-saver for many this holiday season! Love how easy it is to put together something so delicious for a holiday appetizer! The Wal Mart Grocery Pickup is a fantastic service!! I’ll have to check this out!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

      So easy!! Great for bad weather and busy days.

  14. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious December 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    What a pretty cheese plate! Its a great holiday appetizer. That’s so awesome that you can order your groceries and have them brought to your car!

  15. Meg @ With Salt and Wit December 15, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Now this is a cheese platter! Great addition to any Holiday party!

  16. Neely Moldovan December 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    OMG I love a good cheese platter. I am missing my soft cheeses but in 9 weeks I can have them again. Your platter looks awesome!

  17. Andrea on Vacation December 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Love me a good cheese plate! I don’t think I’ll ever use the curbside pickup but it is good for some. I’d miss out on the cheese samples and random impulse buys I so love 🙂

  18. Denise C December 15, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Five minutes is about all I have, so it sounds perfect. I just need to get myself some kind of platter to serve on.

  19. Chrissy December 14, 2016 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I don’t think my Walmart has this option yet. But it NEEDS to get it soon!! That is a very pretty platter and one I could use often!

  20. Kristin December 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    That is a beautiful tray! All the herbs are what really make it pretty. I know our Walmart doesn’t have those pickup parking spots, but I’ll have to look into it! That would be wonderful!

    • JulieWunder December 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      It just came to our area, so it’s expanding!

  21. Mikki December 14, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    How fun. our local Walmart has the order and pick up thing but I haven’t used it yet.

  22. glenneth December 14, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    what a great idea! i love cheese platters – they are super easy to make and almost everyone love cheese and/or fruit.

  23. Emily Holdorf December 14, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea! Love cheese plates 🙂

  24. Blane Sherer December 14, 2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    That’s nice that your friend Sarah will be visiting you.
    I’m sure you will enjoy having her here.

  25. Alexa December 14, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh, a fellow NutThin lover I see. Just polished off a box today! I LOVE platters like this. My husband and I often have something like this for dinner. Fun and festive! Will have to add berries to my next one.

  26. abbey sharp December 14, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    YUM! You can never go wrong with a good ol cheese platter!

  27. Kalee December 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    The cheese plate is always a favorite part of our Christmas dinner for me! I rarely have dairy so it’s a treat! I also love that Walmart makes it easy to ship and also pick up your items! Perfect during this busy month!

  28. Elizabeth Shaw December 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    This is the perfect last minute awesome appetizer! I love it too because you get dairy, protein and fruit in here— winning combo!!

  29. jill conyers December 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    You can never go wrong with a cheese plate especially with fruit.

  30. Mary Beth Jackson December 14, 2016 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    That is super easy! You know my hubby is from Wisconsin so a cheese plate is my go to!

  31. Edye December 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy! In the past few years Walmart has really stepped up their game! Now I’m craving cheese lol

    • JulieWunder December 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Me too! I almost wish it wasn’t in my fridge now! haha!

  32. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness December 14, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    SUCH a great idea. I feel like the holidays are always so crazy – an easy app like this is CLUTCH! And it looks pretty too 🙂

  33. [email protected] the Long Way Home December 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful cheese platter! My sister, who is Martha Stewart Jr, does a nice cheese platter.

  34. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands December 14, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    I have to giggle at this since I spent over an hour picking out just the cheese for a cheese platter yesterday! I still need nuts, fruits, crackers, ect…. The cheese platter is always a must with my family.

  35. heather @Lunging Through Life December 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    WHat an easy way to shop, and avoid unnecessary spending ! I love me a good cheese platter!

    • JulieWunder December 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

      yes! Such a good point– no impulse buying too!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Me too! It’s the best! Hope you had a nice holiday.

  36. Cheese is my fave snack! Shopping can’t get any easier than that!

  37. Beth Ann Chiles December 14, 2016 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I agree–the herbs add the festive flair to this platter! I have a Neighborhood Mingle at our house next week so I may just do this idea. I love how many stores are doing grocery services like this –makes it so easy for folks with disabilities or even limited time to get what they need without a hassle. I know Target does this as well in some places and in Iowa the HyVee stores were really doing a great business this way. Thanks for the yummy looking post—-it gave me some ideas!

  38. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 14, 2016 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Walmart is doing a great job of accommodating the holidays and busy lives! This is a lovely and super fast platter!

  39. Marilyn December 14, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    This is a great service for people with kids in the car or that can’t physically walk the entire store! I’ve heard great things about it!

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copycat Panera Strawberry Caprese Salad recipe-

Be inspired!


Get healthy recipes, fitness inspiration, travel and twin antics in your inbox! 


Guaranteed to make you smile.

You have Successfully Subscribed!