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How to Make a charcuterie Board

How to Make a charcuterie Board
How to Make a charcuterie Board: Merry Christmas ūüéĄ. It's the year 2021 and a lot of us are looking forward to the year 2022. We are in the fourth wave of covid-19 and the numbers of covid cases are extremely high, currently recording 4000+ covid cases daily because of this my family and I decided to spend our Christmas at home and of course we don't have any visitor, so we are just the four our us. I didn't buy anything apart from drinks.

I was in the kitchen from morning while the kids were busy with Christmas movies and cartoons like spongebob.

An easy and delicious charcuterie board appetizer is perfect for Christmas, birthday party and any get-together.  Learn how to build an impressive charcuterie board with a variety of fruits, cheese and different treats.


I cooked a couple of things unfortunately i can't manage to write about everything on the same day, hence decide to first share this charcuterie recipe. 

These grazing boards were everything, the kids absolutely loved them.

An arranged stunning presentation. This charcuterie boards are every snack's lovers dream. Prepared in just minutes and no cooking required, You'll enjoy this food platter to the fullest. 


Want to have a great late night appetizer, yet you don't want to cook? No worries, think this delicious grazing platter that will satisfy the whole family. These platters are great for any season and any time of the day. 


Two large grazing platters loaded with colorful fruits, meats, cheese and biscuits/crackers. 

WHAT IS CHARCUTERIE?

A charcuterie is a board o platter displaying cured meats, cheese and other accompaniments such as nuts, fruits, dips, spreads and olives. 

WHAT IS A CHEESE BOARD?

A cheese board is a collection of different cheeses with only bread or crackers and only a few accompaniments.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

The Cheeses 

You need hard cheese or a mixture of hard and soft cheese. If you are going to add bread on your board then you need spreadable cheeses.


SPREADABLE CHEESES

Here are some examples of spreadable cheeses.

Pork wine cheese

Chutter

Camembert 

Boursin 

SOFT CHEESE

brie cheese is mild and creamy, it pairs well with walnuts, pecans and honey.

HARD CHEESES

Gouda

Cheddar 

Feta

Bleu

Havarti

Monterrey Jack 


FRUITS

There are so many fruits to choose from. The idea is to have a colorful grazing board. 

Pick fruits that are in season and avoid using fruits that brown too quick like bananas and peaches.  If you only have fruits then you can make a fruit board or a fruit platter Fruit Platter

Here are some fruits you can choose from

watermelon

pineapple

oranges

grapes

blackberries, blueberries, mango, strawberries etc.


MEATS

smoked and roasted meats are the perfect meats.

ham

polony

roasted chicken or roasted turkey.

VEGETABLES

carrots

cucumber

cherry tomatoes

bell peppers

CONDIMENTS 

deviled eggs

olives

hummus 

BREADS

A mixture of crackers, toasts, breads.

There are so many fruits to choose from. The idea is to have a colorful grazing board.   Pick fruits that are in season and avoid using fruits that brown too quick like bananas and peaches.







HOW TO MAKE A CHEESE BOARD

1. START WITH BOWLS AND FRUITS 

Start with the things that take up much space. You'll put everything in the blank spaces.


If you are having a cheese platter then start with the bowls, then the cheese.

*My board contained a lot of fruits so I first started by arranging the fruits, crackers then the cheese* 


If you are having a cheese board then you should start with the cheese so that you can have a few meats, fruits and condiments.


*I chopped cheese into cubes and sticks*


*There are no bowls on my boards because I used small boards. Like I mentioned we didn't have any visitors so I tried to keep it simple yet fancy. We had a bowl sauce on the side*


*Cheese should be served at room temperature, this means that you should take it out of the fridge and let it rest for 30 minutes before serving* 


2. ADD MEATS AND CRACKERS.

Add salami, polony, or ham to the charcuterie board. 


*I folded my polony to help them take up less space*

*I put crackers and cheese stick biscuits*


Lastly garnish with herbs if you so wish.

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How to Make a charcuterie Board How to Make a charcuterie Board: Merry Christmas ūüéĄ. It's the year 2021 and a lot of us are looking forward to the year 2022. We are in the fourth wave of covid-19 and the numbers of covid cases are extremely high, currently recording 4000+ covid cases daily because of this my family and I decided to spend our Christmas at home and of course we don't have any visitor, so we are just the four our us. I didn't buy anything apart from drinks. I was in the kitchen from morning while the kids were busy with Christmas movies and cartoons like spongebob.  An easy and delicious charcuterie board appetizer is perfect for Christmas, birthday party and any get-together.  Learn how to build an impressive charcuterie board with a variety of fruits, cheese and different treats.    I cooked a couple of things unfortunately i can't manage to write about everything on the same day, hence decide to first share this charcuterie recipe.   These grazing boards were everything, the kids absolutely loved them.  An arranged stunning presentation. This charcuterie boards are every snack's lovers dream. Prepared in just minutes and no cooking required, You'll enjoy this food platter to the fullest.


There are so many fruits to choose from. The idea is to have a colorful grazing board.   Pick fruits that are in season and avoid using fruits that brown too quick like bananas and peaches.

  How to Make a charcuterie Board  

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An easy and delicious charcuterie board appetizer is perfect for Christmas, birthday party and any get-together. 

Learn how to build an impressive charcuterie board with a variety of fruits, cheese and different treats.


Ingredients  

 Ingredients










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    • ‚Ėʬ†1 box multi cracker biscuits
    • ‚Ėʬ†1 box cheese straw
    • ‚Ėʬ†200g polony
    • ‚Ėʬ†1 pint grapes
    • ‚Ėʬ†1 pint strawberries¬†
    • ‚Ėʬ†150g Cheddar cheese¬†
    • ‚Ėʬ†¬Ĺ Pint Blueberries¬†
    • ‚Ėʬ†2 oranges

Instructions 

  1. Clean and dry your fruit. Chop the cheese into cubes and sticks.
  2. Set the board in colour pallettes.
  3.  Garnish with herbs and add a sauce for dipping.

Notes

You can add various fruits based on your preference. Perfect for entertaining.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving 
Calories516
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g32%
Saturated Fat 9.9g50%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 943mg41%
Total Carbohydrate 52.4g19%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g24%
Total Sugars 27.6g 
Protein 23.1g 
Vitamin D 5mcg23%
Calcium 346mg27%
Iron 2mg14%
Potassium 624mg13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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  1. These are great ideas of foods to add to a charcuterie board. I do love that they can be adjust with so many choices.

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    1. Right. That's one great thing I love about charcuterie boards as well.

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  2. Oh I love enjoying a good charcuterie while sipping my favorite wine siting at the park. You can add any fruits and alternatives that are available during the season.

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    1. I am pretty sure the wine makes a great combo. I enjoy mine with a cup of milk,that's cause I don't drink wine.

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  3. Thank you for sharing how to make charcuterie board. I really want to make this on New Year's eve. Now I know how to make this. Thank you!

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  4. Wish I saw this before the holidays and new year so I could have made one, I will bookmark this for now. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome and I hope you'll make this pretty soon.

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  5. How easy to make but so much fun and so presentable! It would be a wonderful snack for a home party for the holidays and stay safe from the crowd!

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  6. These are such an awesome ways to make a charcuterie board. I would love to make all of these for date nights and little get togethers with family.

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    1. That's the perfect time to make a grazing board ūüėä

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