How To Make a Charcuterie Board….my personal go-to favorites are Manchego, marcona almonds, Spanish olives and chorizo sausage with a crunchy French baguette paired with a white pinot grigio. there’s nothing better on the whole planet in my opinion. I love Whole Foods for all my cheese board needs! I’ve included a printable shopping list at the bottom of this post for your convenience:) You can also order all these items on Amazon via Whole Foods!
Get a Charcuterie Board that can Serve the Whole Family
Upgrade your cutting board
A solid wooden or slate board. I personally like dark wood pizza paddles.
Best Meats for Charcuterie Board
Salty Meats! Prosciutto, salami, sopressata, chorizo, smithfield country ham or mortadella
Best Cheese for Charcuterie Board
Cheese! My personal favorites are Midnight Moon, Bella Vittano, Herbed Goat Cheese. I love incorporating goat and sheep’s milk cheese, and I actually prefer them over cow’s milk cheeses.
Be sure to include a soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and a hard cheese.
Soft: burrata, mozzarella, brie, humboldt fog
Semi-Soft: stilton, roquefort, Gorgonzola, Fontina
Semi-Hard: manchego, Swiss, provolone, comte
Hard: cheddar, parmesan, pecorino, Asiago
Charcuterie Board Bread and Best Cracker for Charcuterie Board
Bread/Crackers: crunchy French baguette, ciabatta, bread sticks, herbed crostini, multigrain crackers, water crackers, parmesan crisps. They have an amazing ciabatta crostino at Whole Foods, it’s my favorite!
Best For Charcuterie Board
Fresh fruits: raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, oranges, tangerines, pear, grapes, pomegranate
Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Board
Salty Acidic Items: think olives, cornichon pickles, olive tapenade, bleu cheese stuffed olives, marinated mushrooms, artichokes (also found at the olive bar at Whole Foods)
Best Dried Fruit for Charcuterie Board
Dried fruits: apricots, figs
Best Nuts for Charcuterie Board
Nuts: almonds, marcona almonds, cashews Spreads: apricot spread, chutney, fresh wild local honey, tapenade, fig jam, pepper jelly
Garnish for Charcuterie Board
Garnish: rosemary, basil, thyme
- marcona almonds
- french baguette
- fig jam
- herbed goat cheese
- smoked gouda
- midnight moon
- bella viattano
- water crackers
- bread sticks
- olive tapenade
- wild local honey
- pinot grigio
- pinot noir
- red blend
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
How much does it cost to make a charcuterie board?
If you follow my recipe, you will need to spend approximately $150 on a charcuterie board. Print out the ingredients and assemble to make a charcuterie board quickly.
How to make a dessert charcuterie board?
A very short recipe of a dessert charcuterie recipe is here.
Ingredients for Christmas dessert charcuterie board
- Popcorn and Pretzels
- Chocolate Covered Fruit
- Fresh Fruit
- Dried Fruit, Candied Fruit, and Dehydrated Fruit
- Nuts and Brittle
- Chocolate or Caramel Dip
4 Steps for Making Delicious Dessert Charcuterie Boards
- Get a variety of every ingredient you will put on your charcuterie board dessert
- Use small bowls for dips and first arrange the dip bowls on charcuterie dessert board
- Arrange the larger cookies and candies around dip bowls on holiday dessert charcuterie board
- Now put small candies and small items in the gaps and empty spaces available on simple dessert charcuterie board, you can stack small items if you run out of space
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This how to make a charcuterie board on a budget page was last updated on December 04, 2022.