Costco’s $20 Cheese Flights Are BACK Just in Time for the Holidays

updated Nov 19, 2019
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On Oprah’s Favorite Things list this year, she featured a lavish do-it-yourself cheese board that included not only the cheeses, but also the tools you need to set it up — the board, the condiments, the sides. But for those who already have a cheese board (or at the very least a nice cutting board), Costco is making it easy to put together a stunning cheese board by bringing back their cheese flight that was around earlier this year.

The flight, which sells for $19.99, includes five different types of cheese, in a variety of styles, shapes, and colors, just like a professionally-assembled cheese plate would. There’s almost two pounds of cheese total in the package, enough for a party of about 15-25 people. Or an appetizer for six very hungry cheese lovers. Of course, if the party is bigger, you can always supplement from Costco’s usually ample and excellent cheese selection.

The current version of the platter has only a slight change from this summer’s package. There’s a Monteau alpine cow’s milk, a Spanish red wine-soaked goat cheese, an Italian truffled pecorino Toscano (sheep), a Cabot clothbound cheddar (cow), and a “hand-rubbed” Tuscan Fontina cow-milk cheese. That last one is the only change from the summer version, which included a Dijon herb hand-rubbed Fontina instead of this “Tuscan” one.

Unlike Oprah’s cheese, this one doesn’t come with the fixings to make it fancy, but if you do want to go there, the packaging makes suggestions for a full slate of both wine and beer pairings. And if you want some easy ideas for what else to layout with these, Costco generally has pretty good deals on both sliced salami and other charcuterie, and Marcona almonds. Add a drizzle of honey to a board, surround it with some crackers and sliced baguette, and you’ve got yourself a centerpiece for the party.