The holidays are the perfect time to make a Festive Holiday Charcuterie Board! You will be the favorite if you show up at a gathering with this beautiful board.
The holidays are about gathering with your love ones, watch holiday movies, and enjoy good food. Charcuterie boards are my most favorites to create because there is something for everyone.
Here are some of the reader's favorites charcuterie boards:
- Fall Autumn Charcuterie Board
- Halloween Spooky Board
- Oktoberfest Snack Board
- Date Night Charcuterie Board
What is in the Festive Holiday Charcuterie Board?
Everything I used to make this board is from Trader Joe's. TJ's has the best cheeses, meats, crackers and fruits for the price. Aldi also has a great selection to create your board. You can create a whole board for about 30 dollar that will feed 6 people.
Cheese - There are so many kind of cheeses that you can use in a board. My favorites are Brie, Shiraz flavored Cheese, cheese trio (Iberico, Manchego and Goat Cheeses).
Meats - My go to meats in a board are Prosciutto, Capicola, Salami and Soppressata. You can always omit the meats if that is your preference.
Fruits – Because I wanted to keep everything Festive and Holiday themed, I used red grapes, cranberries and pomegranate seeds.
Crackers/Cookies – La Panzanella are my got to in my boards. Here I also used Trader Joe’s Beet and Fig crackers, they are delicious!
Sauces/Jams – For other boards I have used Fig butter and berry jam but in this board I used cranberry jam and honey.
Misc - I added cheese truffle stuffed olives.
Putting together the Festive Holiday Charcuterie Board
– Any board that you have would work. The board the I used is from the Hearth and Hand from Magnolia. You can find it at Target here.
– Before beginning assembling the board put the brie cheese in the freezer for about 10 minutes, you want the cheese a bit firm.
– Pour the honey and fig in small mason jars. Like these ones here. You can also use the mini masons for the gherkins. Then Place them in the board, spacing them out.
– Separate you meats and fold your salami in fours making it ruffle. Start adding the meats aroud the mini mason jars.
– Use a cookie cutter to cut the brie into a Christmas tree shape. This adds a cute touch of detail to your board. Place in middle on top of then cranberries.
– Add the cheeses around the board.
– Place crackers in between the cheeses and meats
– Fill In the empty spaces around the board with the fruits and nuts.
– Add the cheese knives, honey wand and forks.
Frequent Asked Questions:
What wine pair well with this Festive Holiday Charcuterie board?
Semi dry and dry wines pair well like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Bubbly wines work well like Prosecco, and Champagne.
What cocktails pair with this board?
My favorite cocktails to pair my boards with are: Blood Orange Margarita, Sparkling Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria, Fig Apple Cider Bourbon Smash, and Apple Cider Whiskey Smash.
Remember the point of putting a charcuterie board together is to have fun and you can add whatever you want, after all it is your board.
Don't forget to Pin this on Pinterest.
Festive Holiday Charcuterie Board
- Wood Board
- Cheese knives
- Shiraz Flavored Cheese
- Goat Cheese
- Cheese Trio (Iberico, Manchego, Cabra)
- Salami Or Genoa
- Red Grapes, Cranberries and Pomegranate seeds.
- Beets + Figs Crackers
- Truffle Stuffed Olives
- Cranberry Sauce + Honey
- Using a washcloth or napkin, clean the board with vinegar then dry.
- Before beginning assembling the board put the brie cheese in the freezer for about 10 minutes, you want the cheese a bit firm
- Pour the honey and fig in small mason jars. Like these ones here. You can also use the mini masons for the gherkins. Then Place them in the board, spacing them out
- Separate you meats and fold your salami in fours making it ruffle. Start adding the meats aroud the mini mason jars
- Use a cookie cutter to cut the brie into a Christmas tree shape. This adds a cute touch of detail to your board. Place in middle on top of then cranberries.
- Add the cheeses around the board.
- Place crackers in between the cheeses and meats
- Fill In the empty spaces around the board with the fruits and nuts.
- Add the cheese knives, honey wand and forks
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