A Charcuterie Board is perfect for hot and cold days alike, and can be made bigger or smaller depending on how many people you’ve got. Read on to find out how to create the ultimate seasonal platter – just in time for summer!
Ever had those days where you think ‘I don’t really feel like cooking a big meal, I just want to snack on a variety of finger foods’? Everyone loves a delicious and pretty spread filled with vibrant seasonal food. Charcuterie boards are great and I love creating them, but I know sometimes it can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to actually putting one together. This post is a step by step guide that will take the stress out of it!
Quite simply, a charcuterie board is a board or platter with finger foods arranged on top of it. You can add seasonal fruits, veggies, cured meats, breads, even chocolate! It’s all about the styling and what you put on it, so focus on the star ingredients and then fill it with extras! You can make it as simple or complex as you want. The trick is to just get creative with it and have fun!
You don’t need anything fancy. You can often make do with things you have around your home. Wooden chopping boards, jars, and little bowls all work really well. If you don’t have a suitable chopping board (or if you need to cover a bigger space) you could also use some grease proof paper on your countertop and lay the food directly on that. Try to add some different heights and textures to add interest to the board.
When it comes to which foods to add, it’s really up to you. That’s the beauty of it! Here are some ideas:
What are your favourite things to include on a charcuterie board? Let me know in the comments below!