Are you intimidated by those gorgeous charcuterie boards all over Pinterest?
Don’t be, I’m going to show you how to make an Easy Open House Charcuterie Board, perfect for the holidays.
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If you are coming from Amy at Amy Sadler Designs how amazing was her Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board?
Thanks to my dear friend Wendy from WMDesign House for organizing this blog hop, I’m honored to be included.
One of the best things about the holidays is getting together with family and friends.
You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to wow your guests.
Keep it simple and keep the focus on gathering.
In addition to this easy board, think about making up a pitcher of sangria and having it ready to serve.
WHY A HOLIDAY CHARCUTERIE BOARD?
I say why not?!
These are so easy to make and require nothing homemade to look amazing.
If you remember, I’m using a board we made from a downed black walnut tree from our yard.
They were cut, then milled and have been drying for 2 years now.
Last year we made a few boards, we are looking forward to making more before Christmas.
To see my post on how we made these, click here.
I used holiday cookie cutters to elevate my board and give it a festive feel. Trees, snowflakes and 3 different size of stars.
When I was selecting things for my Holiday Open House Board, I leaned toward items that were red or green and then mixed in a few other colors.
MY HOLIDAY CHARCUTERIE BOARD INGREDIENTS
Below are the ingredients I used on my board. It was a mix of items, that truly had something for everyone.
- Goat Cheese
- Dried Cranberries
- Mozzarella Cheese Slices
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Triscuit Triangle Crackers
- Club Crackers
- Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels
- Green Olives
- Kalmata Olives
- Granny Smith Apple
- Pepperidge Farm Holiday Butter Cookies
- Red and White Peppermints
- Peppermint Sticks
- Salami Rounds
- Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt
- Cranberry Sauce
- Honey for Cheese
- Green Grapes
- Rosemary for Garnish
STEPS TO CREATE MY EASY OPEN HOUSE CHARCUTERIE BOARD
- Look for inspiration
- Create a shopping list
- Shop your home
- Grocery shop or order online
- Gather cookie cutters. I used stars in different sizes, snowflakes and a Christmas tree.
- Cut up your cheese with the cookie cutters
- Decide what ingredients go into the small cups
- Use toothpicks to attach cheese stars to grapes and/or olives
- Roll softened goat cheese in dried cranberries and/or pistachios
- Roll salami and put a toothpick through the middle
- Lay out your ingredients on the board and then add more so it’s overflowing and full.
It’s ok to add jars or bowls to your board. They can beside on on top.
These adorable and heavy marble bowls go with a board from Anthropologie.
They are filled with cranberry sauce, guacamole and honey made to pair with cheese.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Now on to Anita from A Joyful Ordinary Life. Anita’s board is anything but ordinary. It’s beautiful just like her.
12 AMAZING HOLIDAY CHARCUTERIE BOARDS
You will want to pin all of these so you can have a whole board on Charcuterie Board ideas.
If you are looking for inspiration for simple holiday decor, click here to see my HYGGE CHRISTMAS WREATH.
Too soon to think about the holidays? Maybe you are still prepping for Thanksgiving, if so, see my post on how to set a beautiful THANKSGIVING TABLE.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and do whatever makes your heart happy.
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