How to Make a Charcuterie Board that is Easy and Impressive

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Are you just starting out with creating your own beautiful DIY charcuterie boards for parties? Here you will find step-by-step directions, beautiful images to guide you, and the best tips about how to make a charcuterie board that is easy and impressive.

how to make a charcuterie board that's easy and impressive for parties

Why You’ll Love Making Charcuterie Boards from Now On

Ever found yourself staring longingly at those Instagram-worthy charcuterie boards, wondering how on earth you could recreate such culinary magic? Then deciding to buy one and realize they cost a gawdawful amount?

Well, I’m here to help you out! Welcome to my guide on how to make a charcuterie board that’s easy and also seriously impressive.

I get it – the thought of putting together a fancy spread like that might seem daunting, but trust me, it’s way simpler than it looks. Once you learn how to create a seriously awesome charcuterie board with me you’ll make them all the time!

Whether you’re planning a cozy night in with friends, throwing a last-minute gathering, having a summer BBQ, or hosting Christmas dinner. There is no time of year that a well-put-together charcuterie board doesn’t fit into.

In this guide, I’m going to break it down for you step-by-step. From choosing the right ingredients to arranging them in a way that screams “wow,” I’ve got you covered. So, grab your favorite snacks, maybe a glass of wine (or two), and let’s dive into the wonderful world of charcuterie board creation.

Get ready to impress your guests and yourself with your newfound charcuterie prowess!

Exactly How to Make a Charcuterie Board that is Easy and Impressive

how to make a charcuterie board that is easy and impressive

First you’ll want to prepare the cheeses. The meats and cheeses are the real stars of the show when it comes to charcuterie boards. Then you add in lots of pretty and tasty fillers like nuts, dried fruits, and grapes.

First, arrange the Brie wheel as the centerpiece. Then cube the Gouda for easy snacking. Lasty, crumble the Blue Stilton for a bold flavor contrast.

how to make a charcuterie board that is easy and impressive

Next you get to move on to assembling the cured meats:

  • Roll up the prosciutto into tight rolls.
  • For the salami, place slices over a narrow glass, folding them over each other to create a rose-like appearance.

The salami roses is what makes this charcuterie board look extra impressive like those $100 ones you can buy in the stores. Watch this video for step-by-step how to make those.

Now you get to fill in all the empty spaces by integrating nuts & fruits. You can either place the nuts in cute tiny bowls around the board or scatter cashews and pistachios around neatly, ensuring they fill gaps and add texture.

Then place bunches of green grapes for a refreshing palate cleanser between the rich flavors.

how to make a charcuterie board that is easy and impressive

Then add in all the extras (which are optional but make it fancier). Position dried figs strategically to balance sweetness. Spoon Fig Jam into a small dish and place it near the cheeses.

Then anywhere there is extra space layer with crackers and bread. You can interchange crackers in layers for an extra aesthetic.

Position Dried Figs strategically to balance sweetness.

And there you have it! Step-by-step how to create an easy but ridiculously impressive charcuterie board so that every Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and BBQ you have got the charcuterie board covered from here on out!

Here are some more party or just daily snack appetizers to make for your get-togethers as well:

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