Whether you are hosting holiday meals and parties this year or the one attending, a charcuterie or cheese board is always a great addition to any event. I created this simple one pictured below a few weeks ago with what we had on hand but the possibilities are endless!
If you are the one hosting, charcuterie boards are a fun, relatively easy way to create and display a beautiful spread of easy to eat foods. Foods that typically go on a charcuterie board are cured meats, cheeses (be sure to include a variety: aged, soft, firm, blue, etc), olives, nuts, dried fruits, pickled vegetables, pickled jalapeños, jelly or jam and crackers or baguette bread. Charcuterie boards can feed as many or as few people as you like! The general rule of thumb is 2oz of charcuterie per person or about 5oz if it makes up the majority of the food people will be eating at the event. If it is the main food for your event be sure to include plenty of bread and/or crackers to be sure it is filling!
Do you have someone in your life that is hard to buy for or seemingly has everything? A charcuterie or cheese board would make a great gift! Perfect for the New Homeowner, your parents or in-laws, adult children or siblings, or it would make a wonderful host or hostess gift as well!
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