Charcuterie boards are a simple and fun way to bring food to any event. They’re best as appetizer plates but they can also be used as meals if you so please. The charcuterie board I made was for the purpose of Father’s Day. I had my Father over for dinner so I made a board to feed everyone while dinner was being made. I’m going to go over the ingredients you need to make it and the techniques to use to make it look super cute. Possibilities are endless with these boards, you can make them in anyway you want. Over on Facebook, I did a Live video making this charcuterie board, so make sure you watch the replay!
One of the key ingredients are your meats, I usually pick up deli meats. For this particular board, I picked up turkey, ham, pepperonis and salami. By rolling the deli meats you create an easy way to allow people to pick them up! Furthermore, with the meats you can’t roll like the pepperonis and salami, you can easily place along the sides.
Girls, get your cheeses! One of the most important parts of a charcuterie board are the cheeses! Don’t be afraid to expand your pallet with some new cheeses, I’ve used goat cheeses, brie and many others. To make life easy, the store sells cheeses that are already cubed or sliced up into small squares. Personally, I’ll grab the pre-sliced ones, I think they look better on the board and are easier to pick up.
3. Veggies and Fruits
In the same fashion as your meats and cheese, veggies and fruits are equally as important! The veggies together with the fruits add a delicious variety to your board. Not only do they add variety but they taste amazing along side the meats and cheese. Of course, my favorite veggies are cherry tomatoes, celery and baby carrots. Likewise, for the fruits I’ll add grapes. On occasions I’ll include some berries, like strawberries or blueberries but I find that grapes suffice for the most part.
In like manner to all of your ingredients, you can add additions like crackers, pickles, beans, nuts and chips. Moreover, I like to use crackers and pita chips with nuts the most. With all of the sweet and salty happening a little taste of bland/bitter adds the perfect touch.
Additionally, I’ll let you in on a simple technique to add an elegant touch to your board. First, to make a rosette out of a pepperoni, grab a champagne glass and layer your pepperonis over the sides of the glass. Secondly, carefully flip it over to reveal your rosette, and then place it wherever you desire.
There you have it!
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Debbie Gladden says
Great job. I can eat those items as a meal. Love all of it.