Hope y’all had a great 4th of July! My parents always host my brother and I for BBQ and this year I decided to put together a grazing board. Keep reading for tips for creating the best charcuterie board for summer gatherings.How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board Click To Tweet
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How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board | What To Put On Yours
First off, decide if you want to have a theme of any kind. With this charcuterie board, I knew I wanted to have a red, white, and blue theme with the foods I put on it. For this board I used:
- Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Cherry tomatoes
- Trader Joe’s artisanal crackers
- Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop
- Fresh blueberries
- Boursin garlic & herb spreadable cheese
- Goat cheese wrapped in salami
- Havarti cheese
- Salami and Prosciutto variety pack from The Fresh Market
- Blue corn tortilla chips
- White corn tortilla chips
- Fresh cherries
- Trader Joe’s peach salsa
- Strawberry yogurt covered pretzels
- Vanilla yogurt covered pretzels, peanuts, and Chex
- Pepper jack, colby, swiss, and cheddar cheese
But there’s plenty of other things you can include on a charcuterie board. Candies, cookies, miniature cakes, vegetables etc.
How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board | How to Put It All Together
I figured a video may be the easiest way to share how I put things together so I took a quick timelapse that you can watch below! Deciding how to arrange things is completely up to you, but I’d definitely recommend having sauce dishes, small serving dishes, and glass jars available to make it easy to serve things like hummus, salsa, and other spreads.A step by step guide to putting together a charcuterie board! Click To Tweet
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How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board | What Do You Love on Yours?
Are you a fan of charcuterie boards? Let me know in the comments what you love to put on your grazing boards! What’s awesome about this party appetizer idea is that it’s so customizable to dietary restrictions, themes, and the snacks you love. For my next one, I can see adding more candy, honey, and maybe a fig jam.