How to Make the Best Charcuterie and Cheese Board
How to Make the Best Charcuterie and Cheese Board that is homemade and epic, ready to serve on the menu for holidays, parties, and events. This DIY platter consists of an Italian meat and cheese tray. You can prepare this huge plate using an array of your favorite ingredients and without cooking. That's right, you don't need a recipe!
- various cured (I preferred non-cured versions) meats such as proscuitto, salami, pepperoni, dried chorizo, or sausage Standard rule of thumb is 2oz of meat per person you plan to serve
- variety of cheeses (brie, goat cheese, parmesan cheese, havarti, white cheddar, sharp cheddar, gouda)
- cured olives
- artichoke hearts
- mini fresh red peppers
- fig spread
- dried dates
- parmesan cheese crisps
- cheddar crackers
Use a large serving board, cutting boards work great too. Arrange the meat and cheeses throughout the plate. I roll up the prosciutto and I like to angle the block cheese. You can stack meat like salami.
Decide which ingredients will be served in dipping bowls, such as jams, spreads, or artichokes.
Carefully style the crackers, sweet treats, nuts, vegetables, etc around the board and serving bowls.
How to Make a Keto Friendly Charcuterie Board
You can enjoy the meat and cheese on the board and be perfectly fine! Here are the ingredients to avoid for low carb lifestyles:
Remove Brie Cheese from the fridge at least an hour prior to serving so that it comes to room temperature.
- Fig Spread
- Dates or any dried fruit
- Crackers with carbs (stick to cheese crisps)