How To Make A Delicious And Instagram Worthy Charcuterie Board

Hello, Darlings! Today’s topic is How To Make A Delicious And Instagram Worthy Charcuterie Board. Charcuterie and Grazing Boards are all the rage, perfect for entertaining. It is also very easy to make this “keto-friendly”.

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How To Make An Instagram Worthy Charcuterie Board

How To Make An Instagram Worthy Charcuterie Board
Make an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board by adding layers of meats, cheese, fruits, crackers, and other elements.  Start with a butcher block cheese board
Make an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board by adding layers of meats, cheese, fruits, crackers, and other elements. Start with a butcher block cheese board

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Check out the video of our Christmas Eve Charcuterie Board/Grazing Board

Start With A Butcher Block Cheese Board And Ramekins

To make your charcuterie board Instagram worthy, you will need some supplies. All my pieces came from Target. On your shopping list, you will need a cheese board, ramekins, and spreaders.

Charcuterie Board or Grazing Boards are great appetizers
Charcuterie Board or Grazing Boards are great appetizers for gathering the family and friends before a meal

Choose Your Cheese And Meats

For this charcuterie board, all the ingredients came from Trader Joe’s. The cheese is Italian Truffle, Pepper Tuscano, Manchego, Camembert, and Cranberry Goat Cheese.

The meats were a selection of Italian meats including Prosciutto and Salami. They were pre-package, perfect for charcuterie boards.

Use a mixture of cheeses, meats, crackers, nuts, spreads, and olives to create an interesting and Instagram worthy charcuterie board
Use a mixture of cheeses, meats, crackers, nuts, spreads, and olives to create an interesting and Instagram worthy charcuterie board

Add Bread, Crackers, And Fruit

You need to add some bread and crackers to balance out all the meats and cheeses. Ashley chose a french baguette, water crackers, and this great Fig & Olive crackers from Trader Joe’s.

Great addition to your charcuterie board are these Fig & Olive Crisps from Trader Joe's
Great addition to your charcuterie board are these Fig & Olive Crisps from Trader Joe’s

For fruits look towards green apples, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. The addition of fruit really adds some color to your charcuterie board. If you are try to keep it “keto-friendly” stick to the berries.

Finish Off With Nuts, Olives, Pickles, And Garnish

Add some sweet flavor with Sweet Gherkins Whole Mini Pickles.  Place in a ramekin to keep juices from messing up your board
Add some sweet flavor with Sweet Gherkins Whole Mini Pickles. Place in a ramekin to keep juices from messing up your board

To add additional texture and interest add olives and pickles. The salty taste pairs well with wines and other salty cheese. Olives are “keto-friendly”. Ashley chose some unique nuts for our board, Truffle Flavor Marcona Almonds, and Everything Bagel Mixed nuts, all from Trader Joe’s.

Chose some unique flavored nuts such as these Olive & Herb Mixed Nuts from Trader Joe's.
Chose some unique flavored nuts such as these Olive & Herb Mixed Nuts from Trader Joe’s.
Truffle Marcona Almonds brings a unique flavor to nuts
Truffle Marcona Almonds from Trader Joe’s make a unique addition to your board.
Another great addition to your charcuterie board is Fig Butter.  Great to spread on crackers with cheese.
Another great addition to your charcuterie board is Fig Butter. Great to spread on crackers with cheese.
Mustard is a good spread that works great on a charcuterie board. Our board had Organic Sweet & Spice Mustard from Trader Joe's. Pairs well with cheese and meats.
Mustard is a good spread that works great on a charcuterie board. Our board had Organic Sweet & Spice Mustard from Trader Joe’s. Pairs well with cheese and meats.
Fresh Rosemary makes an excellent garnish for charcuterie boards
For garnish try fresh Rosemary. You can find it at your local grocery, Walmart, or Trader Joe’s.

Charcuterie Board All Year Round

We have enjoyed several charcuteries and grazing boards this holiday season. Great snack/entertainment option for your group while the meal is being prepared. For summertime try charcuterie cheese board around the pool with a light white wine. Or have one handy for game night or girl’s weekend.

Inspiration Ideas For Instagram Worthy Boards- Need ideas of inspiration, I have this book Platter and Board.  I display the book along with my cheese board on my counter.
sNeed ideas of inspiration, I have this book Platter and Board. I display the book along with my cheese board on my counter.

This holiday season has been smaller and more intimate. I miss some of my holiday favorite activities such as parties and church service. But I have enjoyed spending more quality time with less stress. Plus, Ashley has given us a learning experience with wine and cheese.

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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