Charcuterie Board

Your happy hour go to! A Charcuterie Board delicious delicacy

Your happy hour go to! The Charcuterie Board will be the hit of your next get-together with friends. A Charcuterie Board is a delicious delicacy you create to your own taste.

A real crowd-pleaser, this quick and easy Charcuterie board practically comes prepared from the grocery store. The deli meat is pre-sliced. Select your meats, cheeses, fruit, and marinated vegetables. Roll, rinse, and slice. You know I like my appetizers easy……

Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board from left to right: white grapes, Sopresatta, whole grain crackers, Black Pepper BellaVitano, Salame, Red Pear, Brie, Capocolla, Kalamata Olives, Goat Cheese

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If you need a Charcuterie board, check out this one; a great size (17 x 11) and not that expensive. My board will hold 3 types of meat, 3 kinds of cheese, 2 fruits, and olives. This is my ‘go-to’ appetizer when friends stop for happy hour.

Ingredients you’ll need to make the Charcuterie Board

Pick up between 1/2 and 3/4 pounds of deli meat, 3 packages of assorted cheese, 2 or 3 fresh fruits, and your choice of marinated vegetables like olives, mini pickles, or Giardiniera pickled vegetables. You can use crackers, pita slices, or French bread on the side.

I usually pick up a package of the Boar’s Head Charcuterie meats. The package that I purchased had Salame, Copocollo, and Sopressata. But this is your board, so you choose the meat. For this size board, you can ask the deli to slice 3 different types of meat at a quarter pound each.

Charcuterie Board Meat
Charcuterie Board Meat

Then I head to the cheese section and pick out 3 of my favorite cheeses. I love Brie and Goat Cheese but decided to try something different for my third choice. I picked up a Black Pepper BellaVitano. An excellent choice for the charcuterie board due to the rich, creamy and nutty flavor.

For fruit, I decided on grapes and a Red Pear, which happened to be in season at the time. Of course, remember the olives, pickled vegetables, and crackers.

Prepare the Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board from left to right: white grapes, Sopresatta, whole grain crackers, Black Pepper BellaVitano, Salame, Red Pear, Brie, Capocolla, Kalamata Olives, Goat Cheese

Roll or fold the deli meats and place them on the board between the cheese. Place the fruit, olives, and crackers on the board.

This easy charcuterie board recipe can be “dressed up” for any occasion. Check out these cute pink heart toothpicks for Valentine’s Day. They are sweet and say “I love you” to that special person. This charcuterie board pairs with Champagnemartinis, and beer. Enjoy.

Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board from left to right: white grapes, Sopresatta, whole grain crackers, Black Pepper BellaVitano, Salame, Red Pear, Brie, Capocolla, Kalamata Olives, Goat Cheese

I have a set of 3 Jean Dubost Stainless Steel Cheese knives. They are an elegant addition to the charcuterie board.

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Your happy hour go to! A Charcuterie Board delicious delicacy

Charcuterie Board

Whip up this quick and easy appetizer of your choice of meat, cheese, and fruits. Then present it in multiple ways depending on the season or your mood. Your guests will love it!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People

Equipment

  • Charcuterie Board

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Package Boar's Head Charcuterie Meats The package that I used contained Salame, Capocollo, and Sopressata
  • 1 Package Brie Small piece
  • 1 Package Goat Cheese 4 ounces
  • 1 Package Black Pepper BellaVitano
  • 1 Red Pear Sliced
  • 1 Small bunch of grapes
  • 1 Package Deli Olives I used the deli Kalamata olives
  • Crackers

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the meat, cheese, fruit, olives and crackers on a charcuterie board
  • Serve

Notes

The charcuterie board that I use will easily hold 3 meats, 3 cheeses, 2 fruits, olives and crackers. If you want to be creative, swap out the meat, cheese and fruit that I have for your favorites. Enjoy!
Keyword Appetizer, Easy, Happy Hour, Holiday, Party
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