Create a beautifully styled Charcuterie Board with these simple tips and ideas and wow your guests with this beautiful spread.
This post is sponsored by Cheese2U.com. All opinion are my own.
You’ve probably seen charcuterie boards all over the internet by now. It’s hard not to fall in love with these beautiful cheese boards especially if you love cheese the way I love cheese. While beautiful charcuterie boards are not limited to cheese, I’ve made so many different ones, today I’m going to teach you how to make your own unique charcuterie board.
This big board style is perfect for entertaining large crowds, holiday gatherings or any other reason you want to indulge in delicious cheeses.
The great thing about charcuterie boards is that there is no wrong way to make one. I like to make sure each one of mine has a delicious assortment of cheese on it.
You can even include a delicious recipe or two on your board based on the occasion or your specific likes. For this cheese focused board, I turned to Cheese2U.com. For not only unique cheeses I can’t find anywhere else but for this Herb Marinated Feta recipe.
Using President Sheep Milk Feta Cubes. They’re already marinated in olive oil and are delicious as is but if you want to take them up a notch, add in the zest of one lemon, ¾ cups of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tbsp. Each of fresh thyme, chives, parsley, ¼ tsp. Of red pepper flakes and black pepper.
It’s the perfect snack by itself but makes a wonderful addition to a cheese focused charcuterie board like this one.
So let’s get down to business and learn just how easy it is to make a show-stopping charcuterie board.
HOW DO I MAKE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD?
Well, this is totally up to you! First you’ll need a nice, large serving board. I have several in different sizes depending on the occasion but for this one, I used the biggest board I had since I wanted it to be a knockout.
WHERE TO GET DELICIOUS CHEESE FOR YOUR CHARCUTERIE BOARD
My favorite place to get cheeses for my board is Cheese2U.com. Cheese2U.com is the easy way to get delicious, European cheese to create your own cheeseboard delivered right to your door.
There are 22 different varieties from brands like President, Galbani, Black Diamond, Roquefort and Loup Perac.
The prices are amazing too. You can pick 5 products for $4 or 8 products for $55 and both packages come with FREE shipping.
Most of the delicious cheeses on the website are ones you can’t find in traditional grocery stores.
WHAT KIND OF CHEESES TO USE ON YOUR CHARCUTERIE BOARD
For this cheese board, I used the following cheese:
- Président Feta
- Castelli Parmigiano Reggiano
- Black Diamond Vintage Reserve Cheddar
- President Don Bernardo Manchego
- Boule d’Or Mimolette Extra Vieille
- President Brie
WHAT ELSE CAN I PUT ON MY CHARCUTERIE BOARD BESIDES CHEESE?
Depending on what types of cheeses you use, you can really get creative with what you serve with your cheeses.
I served grapes, cherry tomatoes, pepperoni, ham, different crackers and fresh baguette bread for the President marinated feta cubes.
I also used a spicy mustard, the marinated feta recipe above and raw honey.
AM I SAYING CHARCUTERIE RIGHT?
Have you ever wondered if you are pronouncing charcuterie correctly? Well you don’t have to wonder anymore. It is pronounced shar-KOO-ta-REE. Now you never have to wonder if you are or aren’t saying it correctly.
WHAT DOES CHARCUTERIE EVEN MEAN?
Now that you can pronounce it correctly, let’s learn a little about what exactly a charcuterie board is. Charcuterie Boards date back to 15th century France. Charcuterie is the culinary art of preparing meat products such as bacon, salami, ham and an assortment of cheeses.
DO CHARCUTERIE BOARDS HAVE TO BE MADE WITH CHEESE?
No, not at all! This one I made with a variety of cheeses from Cheese2U.com but you can use anything you want. While traditional charcuterie boards are meat and cheese based, you can really let your imagination and creativity go wild with how you create one. I’ve made dessert themed charcuterie boards, a Disney-themed one and even a potato chip one!
Now you know the basics of creating your own unique charcuterie board and you know the BEST place to get delicious, European cheese delivered right to your door thanks to Cheese2U.com, now it’s your turn to create your own masterpiece for your next celebration.