Charcuterie boards are all the rage and perfect for entertaining all your summer soirées this season! This beautiful appetizer is incredibly versatile and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Here are some tips to help you build the perfect summer charcuterie board!
LET'S GET STARTED!
Charcuterie boards are a fun and easy appetizer to make; there isn’t much to it! Starting with some base ingredients these boards are super simple to put together and can be curated to your liking!
The most important part of a charcuterie board has to be the cheese! With so many varieties of cheese out there, it can be hard to choose what you want! Having a combination of 3-4 cheeses ranging from soft to firm is the way to go!
Brie, Goat Cheese, Camembert
Blue Cheese, Havarti, Fontina
Gouda, Parmesan, Comté
The next ingredient you will need are some meats to compliment the cheeses. Select a variety of spicy and mild meats to add to your board!
Salami, Prosciutto, Pepperoni, Soppressata
BREADS AND CRACKERS
Next, add a variety of bread and crackers! A nice baguette is a great option; as well as rosmeary flatbread, crostinis, fig and water crackers!
Finish off your board with a variety of fruits, nuts, olives, pickles, and spreads! These finishing touches will make your charcuterie boards stand out and give them that extra pizzaz!
Cashews, Almonds, Kalamata Oilves, Green Olives, Dried Apricots, Grapes, Cherries, Jams, Honey, Mustard
Get creative with how you arrange all the ingridients! Always start by arranging your cheese and then with meats. Next add your crackers and breads followed by your condiments in small containers. Lastly add some cheese knives, tooth picks, and small condiment spoons for your guests to serve themselves.