Nothing says food fun like preparing, assembling, and artfully arranging cured meats with cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and crackers or pieces of bread. This board is perfect for all the upcoming holiday festivities, that you and your friends and family can enjoy during events!
Get Your Ingredients Ready:
This is the fun part. There is an art in creating the perfect board. The best part about creating a charcuterie board is how creative you can get. Think of it as an art project to show off your creativity. This process takes time, don’t rush it if you want a neatly arranged board, or if you want to brag to your friends about how you’re the Picasso of Charcuterie boards.
- 4 slices of meat per person, your favorite selections
Types of cheese
- Parmigiano Reggiano
- Aged white cheddar
- Aged orange cheddar
- Brie log
Different types of fruit
- Honey-crisp apples
- Dried seasonal fruit
- Roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
- Sliced French baguette
How To Build Your Board
Choose your board. The board makes the charcuterie. Pick between a large cutting board, slate boards, marble or ceramic platters.
Figure out your guest list.
Once you have a guest list, you can figure out how much meat you will need. Don’t forget to give your guests variety in the types of meat they choose.
The same step as three goes for cheese. Make sure you add a balance of soft and hard cheese.
Add in both your dried and fresh fruit.
Add in your nuts.
Make sure you add in a range of crackers.
Assemble your board!
Tips To Consider:
Preparing a board takes quite a bit of time, to save more time, slice your cheese the night before. Make sure to store them in Tupperware.
With winter gatherings heating up, now is a perfect time to create your first board! If you follow these instructions, you’ll be a board creative master in no time.
If you’re not feeling it this year (who is?) order a beautiful Charcuterie board from Bricco your guests and yourself!