Charcuterie boards are super popular nowadays! I’m sharing this practical cheat sheet with you to help make show-stopping, Pinterest-worthy cheese, meat and snack boards.
Not only do they offer a variety of foods, but they’re also delicious and very pretty to look at. Whether you are making one for brunch or a dinner party, you will appreciate having this cheat sheet on hand to help you build the perfect charcuterie board.
Print out this handy cheat sheet to build your own Charcuterie Board!
All about the Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie is the culinary art of preparing meat products such as bacon, salami, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit. Someone that prepares charcuterie is called a Charcutier.
So why is charcuterie suddenly all the rage? They are easy. They are so pretty. They are a beautiful and delicious way to start off your meal.
What is a Charcuterie Board? A charcuterie board is an assortment of different types of meats, cheeses, and vegetables. It can be any assortment of similar foods- like our Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board. It’s like your favorite party food all rolled into one!
Charcuterie board Ideas:
Charcuterie boards are a great way to serve a variety of appetizers and snacks. They’re also an excellent way to use up some excess charcuterie if you happen to have any on hand. Charcuterie refers to meat delicacies like salami, prosciutto, and other cured meats that are often served as appetizers or snacks.
A charcuterie board is a beautiful way to showcase these tasty items and make your guests feel welcome with the first bite they take.
If you’re hosting friends for cocktails or planning to serve drinks and appetizers at your home during the holidays, a charcuterie board is a perfect idea for finger foods that won’t spoil or require much cleanup.
When creating the perfect Charcuterie board, you can go crazy with sweets or healthy with fruit and nuts. You can use whatever meats, snacks or sweets you like!
Check my favorite 3 Charcuterie Boards:
Make a Pancake Breakfast Board:
Love Pancakes? I have the perfect way to present pancakes to your friends and family: The Pancake Breakfast Board! Breakfast for dinner never looked so pretty.
It’s great for special occasions- like Birthday Breakfast, Holiday Breakfast or just to say “I Love You” Breakfast. Of course, you can get creative and use whatever meats, fruits and toppings you prefer. Make a Vegetarian Board by substituting the appropriate foods.
Make a Hot Cocoa Board:
A hot chocolate charcuterie board is a fun and easy way to celebrate the winter season. This holiday spread will warm your heart and fill your stomach with deliciousness! You will see lots of the ingredients you need for this tasty treat, but feel free to add some of your own favorites.
Make a Christmas Tree-Shaped Charcuterie Board:
Don’t know what to bring to your favorite foodie Christmas party? Do you want to give them something that will not only please their taste buds, and put them in the Christmas Spirit? Check out the list of ingredients for making a Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board. This recipe is sure to make any holiday gathering festive and fun.
What is your favorite type of Charcuterie Board? Let us know in the comments below!