I am sharing EXACTLY how to make this fab charcuterie board step by step, so that you can be hostess extraordinaire at your next party!
Thanks to one of the savviest friends ever, I know how to make this fab charcuterie board~step by step~and am able to share it here on the blog.
This fab charcuterie board was made by my sweet & savvy friend Marie Marino. She and I were sorority sisters years ago and now both live in Birmingham.
Zane and I went to the Marino home for dinner recently, and Marie served this fab charcuterie board for our appetizer. Of course I immediately snapped pics and took notes! #itpaystohavesavvyfriends #sharingthesavvy
If you are like I am and would rather recreate this lovely board rather than wracking your brain from scratch, the details are below, including links to the same or similar serving pieces.
If you are a whiz at building charcuterie boards, please share your tips, tricks or suggestions in the comments! If you make this board, please let us hear how it turns out (and send pics)! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
How to Make This Fab Charcuterie Board~Step By Step
Cheese Board: Real wood is the most traditional cheese board material. Marble or stone is also nice. Link to all of mine below. Note: Wooden boards should be oiled to prevent cracking or splitting. I use Williams-Sonoma’s cutting board mineral oil to treat mine every month or so.
Cheese Knives: A good 3-piece cheese knife set is all you need, and these come in all sorts of fun and traditional styles.
Condiment Bowls: These are for pickles, olives, and other snacks/condiments. Marie used crystal ones for the Dilly beans & olives and an organic pewter bowl for the Wicked Mix. Mixing materials adds interest!
Cracker Tray: This long rectangular dish is super handy for putting crackers alongside a charcuterie board (rather than layering crackers on the board itself).
Cheeses: Beginning at the top left are the cheeses on the board:
- Farmhouse Cheddar
- Pepper Jack (by the strawberries),
- Stilton Blue Cheese (by the blackberries),
- Creamy Brie drizzled with organic honey (near the almonds)
- Smoked Cheddar with Bacon (above the summer sausage)
Meats (Charcuterie): Marie used summer sausage and pepperoni. The meats can be presented in large portions with a knife for cutting, but I love how this meat is already diced and ready to eat.
Fruit: Fresh strawberries (stem on) and blackberries. I love how the blackberries look next to the blue cheese. Grapes and figs would be another good fruit for this board.
Crackers: The round crackers are from The Fresh Market and are simple wheat crackers with no seasoning to compete with the cheeses. The others are Red Oval Farms Stoned Wheat Crackers.
Condiments & Nuts:
- Dilly Beans are Low Country Produce brand available at The Fresh Market.
- Marinated Black & Green Olives.
- Marcona Almonds (smoked paprika flavor)
- Organic honey (drizzled over Brie)
- Wicked Mix is a specialty snack mix. It is sold at Publix in the deli section.