Five Things Every Charcuterie Board Needs

by | Appetizer, Entertaining

I love impromptu and last minute gatherings!  Having ingredients for an easy appetizer makes them stress free, as well.  A charcuterie board is the perfect entertaining item anytime of the year. Here are five things every charcuterie board needs.

1 A selection of cheeses

I keep my favorites from Trader Joe’s on hand. Manchego, Honey goat cheese, Parmesan and Apricot Stilton.

2 Cured meats

Pepper crusted salami and prosciutto are my favorites.

3 Something Salty

Olives and nuts are great salty additions. I don’t typically do nuts since we have a nut allergy. As a precaution for guests, you could use a small ramekin or dish to put them in on your charcuterie board.

4 Fresh or Dried Fruit

I’ve used fresh raspberries and blueberries here but often include dried apricots and cherries. I also love sliced apple to use like a cracker.

5 Bread or Crackers

Small baguette slices and crackers are a must for your charcuterie and cheeseboard. My favorite crackers are any of the Mary’s Gone Crackers flavors.

There is no real formula for creating your board but I always begin by placing my cheese first spacing it out on the board. Next, I add the meats spaced in between.  Then I add small bowls of olives or nuts.  After, those I layer in crackers and then sprinkle berries, figs or dried fruits to finish.

I hope that you will pick these things up the next time you’re at the store so you’re prepared next time you have a last minute gathering.

Xo

Alicia

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