Meal Ideas

Beautiful Charcuterie Boards

Posted 12/26/23 (Tue)

Beautiful Charcuterie Boards

Butcher Block has your favorite crowd-pleasing meats and cheeses, plus a few to surprise your guests. Plus, we slice it perfectly for your board!

Building a Pinterest-worthy Charcuterie Board is easier than you think!


Step #1: Cheese! Select 3-4 types and a mix of soft and hard cheeses. Choose from:

- American

- Cheddar

- Colby

- Colby Jack

- Swiss

- Horseradish

- Garlic

- Onion

- Super Hot

- Ghost Pepper

- Super Sharp

- Bacon Cheddar

- Smokey Swiss

- Smokey Cheddar

- Salami

- Munster

- Smoked Gouda

- Habanero

 Creative ways to display your cheese:
* Cubed and piled up to add height and dimension
* Cut into thin, square slices and fanned out along the edge of the board
* Cut into thin, triangular slices and placed in a circle, with points facing in
* Served in large wedges for guests to cut themselves 


Step #2: Meat! Select 3 to 4 flavorful meats. Choose from:

- Honey Ham

- Smoked Turkey

- Roast Beef

- Homemade Summer Sausage

- Homemade Jalapeno Summer Sausage

- Pepperoni

- Hard Salami

- Dried Beef

- Pastrami

Creative ways to display your meats:
* Fold round, thin slices of meat in half, then fold again.
* Arrange to form a salami rose bouquet!
* Roll up slices of prosciutto and stack them on top of each other.
* Sopressata is usually cut into thick rounds, so fan these across the board.


Step #3: Condiments and Sidekicks

We suggest jam/preserves, pickled vegetables or olives. Add color with fruit! Try a mix of fresh fruits like Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Grapes. Nuts and crackers are easy additions that require no extra prep work! Choose a few to round out your board: Pistachios, Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews, Mini Toasts, Seeded Crackers or  Pita Chips.


Step #4: The Finishing Touches

Garnishes go a long way to add a hint of color and freshness. Try: Rosemary Sprigs, Basil Leaves or Mint Sprigs.


Step #5: Enjoy the delicious celebration with family and friends. And, if you have questions along the way, the team at Butcher Block is here to help!