It is my nephews birthday today (14) so of course I made lunch for him. He likes chess so his sister suggested this theme. I decided to make pizza but struggled a little to make it look like a chess board. (I also gave my nephew the rejects.) The way that worked the best for me was to cook the crust with just the pizza sauce and put the cheese on top afterwards.
Left Side: Homemade pizza only bake the crust and sauce, add cheese (cut with a small square cookie cutter) when it is out of the oven. Cheddar cheese chess piece on top of pizza board. [there is a pizza with sauce and melted cheese under the chess board pizza]
Top Right: Pistachio nuts
Bottom Right: Chess pieces watermelon and cantaloupe (cut with these cookie cutters)