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How to Make a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

Learn how to put together an easy and elegant Valentine’s Day charcuterie board full of a variety of foods that is sure to impress your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. This simple yet elegant recipe is easy, customizable, and sure to please!

Looking for a fun and easy way to show your love on Valentine’s Day? Try making your own valentine’s day charcuterie board! This simple yet elegant appetizer is the perfect way to show your loved one that you put some thought into the celebration. 

This simple yet elegant appetizer is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s day with someone special. So gather up some of your favorite meats, cheeses, and spreads to make a valentine’s day board for your date night.

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What is a Charcuterie Board?

Charcuterie is the art of preparing meat products by salting, smoking, or drying. A charcuterie board usually consists of savory elements such as a selection of meats, cheeses, and breads. 

You can get creative with your toppings and add things like olives, grapes, or dried fruit. Cheeses that are often included on a charcuterie board include soft cheese such as blue cheese, brie, camembert, cheddar, gouda, gruyère, and Swiss. Typical meats that are used in charcuterie include ham, bacon, sausage, and pâté.

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A festive charcuterie board can come in all different sizes. A fun idea and cute addition to your valentine’s day cheese board is to use a cookie cutter to make heart shapes out of ingredients.

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on creating the ultimate Valentine’s Day charcuterie board.

How to Make a Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

Equipment:

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Savory Meats (pictured ham and turkey)
  • Deli Sliced Cheeses (pictured pepper jack and swiss)
  • Nuts (cashews pictured)
  • Fresh Fruit (Apple & Grapes pictured)
  • Salty treats like crackers or pretzels
  • Dark Chocolate, Caramel and or Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
  • Dried Fruit (Dried pineapple pictured)
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Instructions

Roll the deli meat to add visual interest to your presentation.

Cut the deli cheese into fourths and set aside

Place Chocolate Covered Berries directly onto your board, presentation bowl or in a cupcake liner.

Arrange the strawberries in a nice full presentation to serve as the board anchor.

Decide where to place bowls and then fill them with dip of choice.

Build up the crackers and cheeses next.

Place the meat on the opposite side of the board with the fruit

Add in smaller items such as fresh and dried fruit, nuts, small candies, etc.

Store leftovers in separate airtight containers.

valentine snack board
valentine snack board

Optional Additions to Add to Valentine Charcuterie Boards

valentine snack board

Add your favorite snacks and favorite flavors to make your Valentine’s board extra special! A great option is to go solely with a sweet component to make a valentine’s day dessert board.

The key to creating a picture-perfect board that is robust and appealing is to cover as much of the empty spaces on the board as you can. A pop of color and texture really matter. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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valentine snack board

How to Make a Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Learn how to put together an easy and elegant Valentine’s Day charcuterie board full of a variety of foods that is sure to impress your loved ones on Valentine's Day. This simple yet elegant recipe is easy, customizable, and sure to please!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Deli Meat
  • Deli Sliced Cheeses
  • Nuts
  • Fruit
  • Crackers
  • Chocolate, Caramel and or Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
  • Dried Fruit
  • Any other ingredients you would like!

Instructions

    1. Roll the deli meat to add visual interest to your presentation.
    2. Cut the deli cheese into fourths and set aside
    3. Place Chocolate Covered Berries directly onto your board or in their own cupcake liner.
    4. Arrange the strawberries in a nice full presentation to serve as the board anchor.
    5. Decide where to place bowls and then fill them with dip of choice.
    6. Build up the crackers and cheeses next.
    7. Place the meat on the opposite side of the board with the fruit
    8. Add in your fillers (fresh and dried fruit, plus nuts)

Notes

Add your favorite snacks and favorite flavors to make your Valentine's board extra special!

The key to creating a picture-perfect board that is robust and appealing is to cover as much of the empty spaces on the board as you can. A pop of color and texture really matter. 

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