Charcuterie boards are a brilliant combination of meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and odd end nibbles. This gorgeous board can truly be the focal point of a party and a real crowd pleaser. You can set the tone of the palatable flavors, making this a super easy, delicious, and aesthetically pleasing plate.
Let’s not over complicate this, folks! Charcuterie boards are so simple to make, and so easy to prepare. There are a few neccessities for the board, but still has a lot of flexability. Try adding a variety of colors for aesthetic appeal, and cover the board. Blank space on a board tells me there is room for more salami! YUM.
What goes on a charcuterie board?
- cured meats
- grapes, berries, dried fruits
- variety of crackers
- pesto, hummus, ricotta
How to arrange a charcuterie board?
- First, wash and slice the vegetables, and arrange in stacks or lines in random spots on the board.
- Slice cheeses, and stack or layer on the board.
- Begin to fill the empty spaces with berries, nuts, meats, herbs, etc.
- Make sure the board is filled, creating a colorful and beautiful display.
I could make an entire meal out of a charcuterie board, and I am guilty of doing such. Who says this can’t be a full dinner, paired with a couple glasses of chilled wine?! This charcuterie board can be a focal point of a dinner party, where everyone gathers and makes their own pick plate. I know your guests are going to marvel over how gorgeous this display is!
What kind of meats to use for charcuterie board?
My favorite kind of meats are Italian favorites. Here are a few ideas:
- Pepper crusted salami