Do you have a group of friends or family coming over for the holidays and are wondering what to serve? Entertaining with charcuterie platters can be an easy and relatively quick solution to feed a large group, or just a couple of friends. Plus, with a little creativity and these unique charcuterie board ideas, it can also be a topic of conversation in and of itself.
First, you can impress with your knowledge of the history of charcuterie. Charcuterie (pronounced “shar-ku-tree”) is the French tradition—some argue originally Roman–of preparing and assembling cured meats (like salami, ham, and sausage) and meat products (like pâté) and artfully arranging them on a serving board.
Over time, the term has evolved to include a variety of foods besides meat, including cheeses, artisan breads, olives, fruit, nuts, and dips, and some may not even include any meat at all. The imagination has no limits with what you can design! Now, let’s get those creative juices flowing by looking at some inspirational and fun charcuterie board ideas that I found on Pinterest. [Check out my Pinterest page for more at texaztaste.] I think I am going to take the Chili Charcuterie Board you see below and try it with Tortilla Soup…what about you? Drop me a line in the comment box and let me know. xoM
Want something healthier? Try a Mediterranean or Vegan Board:
My family would go nuts over a breakfast charcuterie board, like the Bagel or Waffle one:
How cute is this Burger Board? Compliment it with a French Fry Board!
How about a Taco Board? No Texan should be without.
This Game Night Nacho Board is very clever:
And as I mentioned above, this Chili Board inspires me to build a Tortilla Soup Board:
These boards are perfect for kids (and the occasional adult):
And there is no end to what you can do with a holiday charcuterie board:
I hope these unique charcuterie board ideas gave you some inspiration to build your own at your next dinner party or family gathering! Want to add something homemade to your board? Check out my easy and delicious Harissa Hummus Recipe.
Here are some products to help you get started:
Skipping out on hosting this year? Be a gracious guest and bring something to their table with the help of my Entertaining Gift Guide: House Guest Edition.