Charcuterie is having a moment. And you can find over-the-top and gorgeous spreads on Pinterest. But, you can also make a simpler version using wood boards for charcuterie and little stainless condiment jars.
Put together a simple charcuterie board
Spread out the charcuterie essentials on a wood board: sliced bread, crackers, cheese, grapes, nuts, and cured meats. (You can also put together a an easy cheese plate, and not have the extras!)
But let me add something else to your list: sliced baguette, fancy olive oil, and fresh chives.
The day I dipped a sliced baguette into Jordan olive oil and added a chive at Jordan Winery forever changed my feelings towards olive oil. “What is this magic?” I thought. GOOD olive oil – really good olive oil – can stand on it’s own as a dip for bread or on a salad. The nutty, smooth flavors of the Jordan olive oil with a chive on a sliced baguette is exquisite and simple.
4 Types of Wood Boards for Charcuterie
We’ve rounded up pretty wooden charcuterie boards for easy entertaining!
This breadboard has slots to catch the crumbs!
Butcher Block Board
The coolest butcher block on the block: a Boos Block. The Gucci of cutting boards. This one is made of maple, and is like jewelry for your kitchen island. (Note: these are not the more affordable option!)
Wooden Cutting Board
This cutting board is made from bamboo and less than $25 on Amazon. Customer reviews are high (4.7/5 stars,) commenting its durable and easy to clean.
This cheese board with a cool rustic edge is made from olive and is perfect for serving cheeses.
More Wooden Boards
Jars for Spreads, Dips, Nuts + Olive Oil
Stainless Steel Cups
These stainless condiment cups are awesome for work lunches, too. Plus, they look so pretty on the board to hold small snacks like nuts and olives or dips like olive oil.
Your charcuterie board shopping list
Now that you’ve picked out a pretty wood board for your charcuterie spread, it’s time to head to the grocery store for the essentials. Don’t worry about figuring out to create a meat rose, just lay it all out and your guests will love it. Keep it SIMPLE.
- Good Olive Oil
- 1 – 3 Dips and spreads to add extra flavors (honey, hot honey, fig jam, mustards)
- 2 – 4 types of cheese
- 1 – 3 types of meats (salami, pepperoni, etc.)