Charcuterie board, snack board, cheese platter or veggie tray whatever you call them, wow your friends and family with one of these this season!
Are you looking for fun alternatives to just serving basic appetizers this fall season? Create a fall themed charcuterie board! The possibilities and ideas are endless. They can be a traditional meat and cheese board or they can be filled with desserts; no matter how you make them they add such fun to your gatherings. They are also great for grazing while you are waiting for the main Thanksgiving meal to be ready. So have a look and try your hand at a fall themed charcuterie board perfect for the season.
What usually goes on a charcuterie board?
When putting together a charcuterie board you will generally find that they are made with various sliced meats, various soft cheeses, crackers, nuts, fruits and veggies. Sometimes you will also see dips on the boards as well. But nowadays you can pretty much put whatever you want on a charcuterie board. You can make a snack board filled with various mini desserts like pies or you can even make them into fun shapes like a turkey. The ideas and creativity are endless.
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How do you layout a charcuterie board?
The best way to layout a charcuterie board is to start with a board big enough to hold all the things you’d like to add. We like boards that have a lip or sides to them so things don’t fall off if you need to move the board, but any board will essentially do. You then want to place any bowl or ramekins or whatever you choose to use to hold things like dips, nuts, candies etc. Then you want to start adding your appetizer items around to look proportionate. Whatever you do to one side of the board do to the other and fill in any gaps with things like nuts and berries or if you are doing a snack board then fill in with things like mini chocolate chips or whatever fits the theme of the board.
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What is the best material to use for charcuterie boards?
If you are going the traditional route in terms of boards then you will want to use non porous woods like all natural hardwoods, bamboo and oak. You want woods that are water resistant and durable since you will be serving food on it. You can also use marble trays or boards to serve on. If you do not have any wood boards or marble boards, no worries you can use any flat serving platter or tray that you have as well.
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How do you protect a charcuterie board?
To protect your wood charcuterie boards use a food grade mineral, flaxseed or hemp oil to keep the board looking beautiful after use. You can also use a food grade wax in addition to the oil. To help get rid of any smells and potential bacteria you can use kosher salt, baking soda, halved lemons or vinegar to keep the boards sanitized and smelling good after use.