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Charcuterie Boards are having a moment right now. I am fully on “board” with this trend. 🙂 Now that it is officially autumn, I want to show you how to make a Fall Charcuterie Board.
Once I received her gift and was wrapping it, I decided this was too good not to have myself. 🙂 So I ordered another set for me! It’s been really fun because we’ve been sending each other pictures of our creations and comparing notes.
Right before Halloween, I decided to make a Fall Charcuterie Board just for dinner one night. I went to Aldi and got everything I wanted for the board. I love Aldi because you can get so much stuff at such great prices.
For this board, I got different kinds of cheeses, meats, fruit like apples, grapes, and figs, assorted jams, pumpkin spice butter, and some delicious pumpkin spice crackers.
I really like this charcuterie board because it came with little ramekins for dips or sauces, a separate fruit tray, and a secret drawer with cheese markers and utensils!
You can see how it looks all dressed up:
This is a lot of bang for your buck with this board. And it all packs back up all ergonomically and tidily. I really really like it.
You just start putting out all the items you wish to serve and arrange them to your heart’s delight. You are only limited by your own creativity.
That’s what I like about the Beautiful Boards book. It shows you how to make charcuterie boards for different occasions, and ignites your creativity to come up with your own.
For my fall charcuterie board, I used:
- a variety of cheeses
- cranberry goat cheese
- pumpkin spice butter
- pumpkin spice crackers
- grapes, figs, Honeycrisp apples (LOVE these apples)
- spreadable brie
- bacon cheese dip
- candied pecans
- sweet potato chips
- pork rinds
- pumpkin granola
My sister-in-law told me about “Jarcuterie” and I had to look that one up. It’s basically preparing individual servings for guests in little jars. It’s really cute but I don’t love it because you have to eat everything in the order it is placed in the jar. What if I want something yummy that’s at the bottom of the jar? 🙂
So for now I’m going to keep experimenting with making interesting charcuterie boards. I’m already giving some thought to a Thanksgiving board.
Some people have had the idea to turn their whole table into a charcuterie board, (which might be fun to do on a side table with appetizers for Thanksgiving!) They just cover the entire table with butcher paper and then arrange all the food items on the table. One of my nieces did this recently for a game day party.
So the ideas for using charcuterie to entertain are seemingly endless!
If you’d like to try your hand at making your own charcuterie board, I have put together a guide for making a classic board with meats, cheeses, and the accouterments. You can sign up to receive it in your inbox.
Have you made a charcuterie board? If so, I’d love to see it!
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