This baked feta board comes from Morgan McGlynn's book The Modern Cheeseboard (£16.99, White Lion Publishing).

Also check out our Christmas cheeseboard and smörgåsbord for more festive spreads.

Morgan says: "This simple cheeseboard, featuring a single star cheese in the form of a baked feta, is perfect for any party. The feta at the centre is quick and simple to make, baked in honey, thyme, almonds and figs. The figs add an extra fruity note to the board and work well with the flavours of the salty cheese and crunchy, nutty almonds."

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  • 250g feta
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 80ml runny honey
  • 3 figs, quartered
  • 2 thyme sprigs, plus extra to garnish


  • Bath Oliver biscuits
  • fruit and seed toast crackers
  • 4 mini cucumbers, halved lengthways
  • 200g roasted flaked almonds
  • 50g mixed olives


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the feta in a small ovenproof dish that you can put on your board. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 6 mins or until the cheese is springy to the touch but not melted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the honey, then return to the oven. Arrange the figs on a baking tray and bake alongside the cheese for 10 mins. Remove and season to taste with black pepper, then garnish the cheese with the thyme sprigs.

  • STEP 2

    To assemble, put the dish of baked feta in the centre of a heatproof board (wooden is good). Create a fan of Bath Oliver biscuits along the right side of the feta and arrange the toast crackers at the top and bottom of the board. Arrange the halved cucumbers and figs on the left side of the feta, then fill in the gaps with almonds and olives, and garnish with thyme.

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