Charcuterie boards are the latest trend when it comes to hosting a small group of friends, or wanting an effortless and simple dinner! Building your own charcuterie board can be fun and inspire your creative side while being at home.
What is a Charcuterie board?
Charcuterie is the art of preparing meats that have been cured or smoked. The most common meats are bacon, ham, or salami. Throw in some cheeses, fruits, and crackers and you have yourself a nice, fancy charcuterie board!
All the ingredients you need are at your local food stores.
Here are a few ideas on how to make the perfect charcuterie board and make it fancy!
The Perfect Ingredients
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Swiss cheese
- Havarti cheese
- Gouda cheese
- Fuego Jack cheese (similar to pepper jack and cheddar cheese together)
- Deli turkey breast
- Baby carrots
- Sliced cucumbers
- Grape tomatoes
- Apple slices
- Orange slices
- Trail mix
Now that you have all your ingredients, you are ready to put it all together!
Step 1: Grab a wooden board or platter
Step 2: Put ingredients that need to be placed in bowls (dips and fruit)
Step 3: Spread out the cheese around the board in any design
Step 4: Add the meats of choice
Step 5: Add the veggies
Step 6: Add Crackers
Step 7: If you have some space left, fill in with other goodies such as M&Ms or nuts
There are no rules when it comes to creating a charcuterie board! This sweet treat is also perfect to gift your friends on Valentine’s day <3