I created my first DIY charcuterie snack board last week and it was a hit! I threw my favorite cheeses, proteins, and snacks together to create this beauty. I even tried some new cheeses like a delicious cranberry white cheddar we loved. Fun fact: I just learned how to say “charcuterie” correctly like a week ago. Shoutout to my sister-in-law for her pronunciation help LOL.
For this particular board I have Wisconsin sharp cheddar, cranberry white cheddar, jalapeño pepper jack, and Parmesan Whisps cheeses. Red grapes and gala apples. Parmesan and herb pita chips, with buttery town house crackers. Carved turkey meat and Italian salami. Two dips: caramel and strawberry jam, pomegranate and vanilla cashews, and lastly Cadbury fruit and nut chocolate squares.
My favorite part of this DIY charcuterie snack board is it appeals to a little bit of everyone. We all like different foods in my household and from my 2 and 6 year old all the way to my mother-in-law enjoyed multiple things on the board. That’s a true sign of a good diversified charcuterie board! There really isn’t a particular way to create and make your own charcuterie board but here are some pictures to give an idea of how and where to start.
Charcuterie Snack Board Tips:
- Buy at least 3 cheeses and 2-3 meats.
- Incorporate 2-3 fruits of your liking and possibly a good dip to go with at least one or two of the fruits.
- There are no “rules” when it comes to creating your own board. What other sweet and savory snacks do you enjoy? Add 2-3 of those snack options as well.
- You want to aim for at least 2 ramekins of dips of some sort. It gives the board depth and also adds more flavor combos depending on the dips you choose.
- Start with a ramekin in the middle of the board and work around. You can always most stuff around as you’re going to make items fit or look more appealing on the board.
- Take some chances! Buy cheeses or meats you don’t normally eat. It’s so much fun trying new foods and food combos that end up being delicious! Also, everyone had different taste buds so what you don’t like someone else may love.