Couple’s Charcuterie

Surprise your sweetie by learning how to make a charcuterie board that is not only delicious, but is also visually stunning! Master the art of arranging meats and cheeses on this episode of “Hobby Hunting!”

Here’s All You Need:
  • A Serving Platter or Board
  • Assorted Cheeses (variety of type, shape, color, and size)
  • Assorted Meats (salami, prosciutto, ham, etc)
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Assorted crackers (different sizes and shapes)
  • Fresh Herbs

Here’s the how-to:

  1. Start by preparing your fruits and meats. If using strawberries, slice them in half long-way. If using kiwi, cut them in half with a zig-zag pattern to create a cool effect. For pepperoni or salami, fold in half twice to create a triangle shape and then slide onto a toothpick. Keep folding and placing the pepperonis/salamis on the toothpick until it fills up. Create as many toothpicks full of pepperonis as you’d like to fill your board.
  2. Prepare the cheese. For goat cheese, use a Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese log which is prettiest and easiest to serve when sliced. For cheddar cheese, slice rectangular pieces of cheese in half on a diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner and then stack them up alternating sides to create a cool effect.
  3. Now start your board! Begin by placing a long item through the center of the board on a diagonal. We used the pepperonis/salamis for this, but you could also use crackers or slices of cheese.
  4. Place different groups/sections of crackers and cheese on the board, alternating sides and shapes to fill it up.
  5. Add in your fruits and nuts to fill in the gaps.
  6. Place fresh herbs on top to add a little extra flair.