Charcuterie boards are a super fun way to serve light snacks at your next dinner party. I really enjoy the opportunity to mix a variety of different foods and flavors. And it looks stunning!
Here are six great charcuterie board ideas to help you build your own and wow even the pickiest snacker:
1. Select Your Cheese
I recommend selecting multiple styles of cheese for different flavors. I like to include a soft style like Brie, an aged variety–think cheddar or Gruyère, goat cheese, and a blue or gorgonzola. All of these cheeses work well.
2. Add a Variety of Meats
Next, add some meat to your charcuterie board. Choose several styles for different tastes and cheese pairings like pepperoni, salami, and prosciutto.
3. Introduce Some Color with Fruit
To add a little color, there’s no better charcuterie idea than adding something healthy. Try using a combination of fresh and dried fruit. Think grapes, apricots, figs, and apples.
4. Get a Little Nutty
Find a fun flavor combination like sweet and salty walnuts, candied pecans, or spicy almonds.
5. Pass the Preserves
Sun-dried tomatoes, fruit preserves, and honey are unique additions to the traditional cheese and cracker plate. Adding a variety of preserves to your charcuterie board is a great way to mix in different flavors. I really love the taste of local honey!
6. Add the Finishing Touch
You’re almost done! The last items to add are garnishes. I really enjoy olives, cornichons (fancy name for tiny pickles!), and fresh herbs. These all make a great final touch on any charcuterie board.
Share your Charcuterie Board
I’d love to see how you’ve built your board and if you came up with any of your own charcuterie board ideas. Snap a pic, share it on social, and tag me @mybobs for a chance to be featured in my feed.
‘Till next time. Happy snacking!