By now, you’ve likely seen the viral “butter board” trend going around, and we wanted to make our own Whole30 and dairy-free version by swapping out the butter and replacing it with nut “cheese.” Joshua McFadden of @jj__mc originally created the idea, and when Justine Doiron of @justine_snacks reintroduced it, we just had to hop on board!

Butter boards are said to become the next charcuterie board and be the most popular dish at your holiday get-togethers. You can customize the board with your choice of ingredients, but we paired ours with roasted garlic, chili oil, fresh rosemary and lemon.

Whole30 Dairy-Free “Butter” Board

Whole30 Dairy Free Butter Board
Photo Credit: Stephanie Kelley
Whole30 Dairy Free Butter Board

Whole30 Roasted Garlic “Butter Board”

4.05 from 21 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 4 people


  • 1 head of garlic
  • olive oil (enough to coat garlic)
  • 8 oz Whole30 compatible nut "cheese"
  • salt add to taste
  • 1.5 tbsp chili oil with red pepper flakes
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary


  • CUT the head of garlic on one side, and put into a piece of tin foil. Drizzle olive oil on the cut side and roast garlic in the oven on 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until soft and browned. Remove garlic from oven and allow to cool.
  • ON a cutting board, spread the nut "cheese" out on one side in dollops
  • ADD salt, chili oil with red pepper flakes, softened garlic, zest of lemon and fresh rosemary on top of the nut cheese.
  • SERVE with your favorite veggies for dipping. (We used roasted gold potatoes and roasted bell peppers.)
  • ENJOY!
Keyword appetizers
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Stephanie Kelley

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