Charcuterie has been around since the 15th century but started in France. Boards were traditionally composed of meats, cheeses, fruits, and crackers to pair with your wine. Now charcuterie has completely exploded on social media turning what The Insider calls “charcuterie influencers.” It has become a craft of food art that allows you to customize and create a conversation starter with your beautiful presentation and what you choose to go on your board. Here are some of the latest and greatest boards floating around on Pinterest.
- Breakfast Board
I was never a big breakfast person until a couple of years ago, but this board is perfect for a brunch date with your girlfriends. Include silver dollar pancakes, bacon, sausage, yogurt, granola, hard boiled eggs, fruit, flavored butter, and syrup.
- S’mores Board
Good for the kiddos, but do we really want to share? These boards are perfect for a bonfire summer night. In your board, you should include s’mores snack mix, peanut butter, marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate bars, fudge-striped cookies, pretzel chips, chewy chocolate chip cookies, gourmet chocolate squares, peanut butter cups, fresh strawberries, and bananas.
- Taco Board
Get the fiesta started with a ground beef taco board with all the fixings. I suggest you include ground beef or grilled veggies, hard taco shells, shredded lettuce, cilantro, a variety of dips (queso, guacamole, salsa), jalapeños, black beans, tomatoes, refried beans, corn, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips.
- Sandwich Board
Sandwiches are always an easy go-to and customizable for anyone. Slice up some butter rolls, include your favorite lunch meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, avocado, herbs, and condiments.
- The Classic
You can never go wrong with a classic. The traditional board has a variety of cheeses that should include aged, firm, soft, crumbly, and creamy textures. Meats should also include different textures like prosciutto, hard salami, and coppa. Add bread, crackers, chips, and crisps. Finally, add accompaniments like mustards, jams, pickles, grapes, sliced apples, and nuts.
Check out all these boards by clicking the links! Find inspiration through one of these, or get creative and make your own board to turn yourself into a charcuterie artist!