Charcuterie Board Tips & Ideas

Tips and Ideas 

The best charcuterie boards are the ones you put together with whatever you like best. I have offered some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing, feel free to use these and explore more combinations. 

Meat: Salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, nduja, chorizo, sausage, flank steak, bacon, lardo

Cheese: Provolone, brie, gruyere, gouda, mozzarella, blue, gorgonzola, parmesan 

Nuts & Seeds: Peanuts, cashews, walnuts, chestnuts, sunflower seeds

Crackers: Rice crackers, sesame sticks, saltines, pretzels, triscuits

Veggies: Carrot sticks, broccoli, grape tomatoes, olives, roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, sugar snap peas

Fruits: Grapes, strawberries, apple wedges, avocado, kiwi, honey dew - add in dried fruit chips like bananas and pineapple

Pickled: Pickles, red onions, Dilly Beans, jalapenos, mushrooms, carrots

Garnish: Hummus, mustard, jams, compote, whipped lardo

Don’t feel constrained by anything but what you like - it’s your board.

Other board ideas:

BBQ Board: Sausages, ribs, chicken wings, short ribs, brisket and loads of cornbread and BBQ sauces

Brunch Board: Silver dollar pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, waffles, cereals, granola, yogurt, toast, jams, coffee, tea, cake, fruit cups, finger sandwhiches

Desert Board: Cakes, cookies, brownies, chocolate covered strawberries, caramel, ribbon candy, cup cakes, 

Vegetarian Board: Go meatless with all sorts of veggies, hummus, fried polenta, sauteed tofu, breads, crackers