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Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a Charcuterie Board! This platter comes complete with an array of snacks, cheeses, fruits, chocolates, cured meats and more for a fun & flirty picnic for two!

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards are all the rage – for good reason! They can be used for everything from appetizers to dessert and even make a wonderful gift.

There is really no wrong way to making a charcuterie board. Just gather the ingredients everyone likes making sure to pair them nicely and arrange the spread on a board. It’s that simple.

Bacon, salami, and pepperoni are the big names behind the term “charcuterie,” but sweets also play a starring role in the Valentine’s Day version of the smorgasbord. Take a cue from this spread created to complement each other and share with that special someone.

Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetheart or best pals, this Valentine’s Day inspired board is the perfect charcuterie companion. Happy Valentine’s Day!

How to Make a Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

What Does Charcuterie Mean?

Charcuterie means “cooked/cured meat” or “snack bar”, and is an amazing way to display a variety of meats, cheeses and other snacks.

A charcuterie board becomes the centerpiece of your party, or a delicious meal to share with family and friends. You can use a cutting board, wooden tray, serving platter, marble slab or other flat surface; then layer it with cured meat, cheese, olives, nuts and more.

What to Put On a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

  • Meats: Salami, Soppressata
  • Cheeses: Colby, Pepper Jack, Cheddar
  • Nuts: Almonds, Cashews
  • Bread/Crackers: Toasted, Sesame Breadsticks
  • Snacks/Sweets: Chocolate Hearts, Strawberry Pocky, White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Dips/Spreads: Melted Chocolate, Herb Cheddar Spread
  • Fruits: Strawberries, Grapes, Dried Fruits

Will Also Need

  • Charcuterie Board
  • Food Safe Gloves
  • Serving Bowl
  • Serving Utensils

Salami Meat Roses on a Charcuterie Board

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

Wash all fruits and pat dry.

Using food safe gloves, start by making the meat roses first and place where you want it on the board. You can make as many and whatever size you want. (size depends on what type of glass you use)

Place a small serving bowl on the board (leave empty for now). Arrange strawberries around the bowl.

Arrange a variety of meats, cheeses, crackers, nuts, spreads and fruits on the board to your liking.

Using a heart shape cookie cutter, cut out shapes in the cheese and place on the board.

What to put on a Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

Add chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until creamy and smooth.

Place melted chocolate in the empty serving bowl on the board.

Add serving utensils to board such as knives and forks. Pair charcuterie board with your favorite wine for a date night in.

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Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

Yield: Serves 2-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine's Day with a Charcuterie Board! This platter comes complete with an array of snacks, cheeses, fruits, chocolates, cured meats and more for a fun & flirty picnic for two!

Ingredients

  • Meats: Salami, Soppressata
  • Cheeses: Colby, Pepper Jack, Cheddar
  • Nuts: Almonds, Cashews
  • Bread/Crackers: Toasted, Sesame Breadsticks
  • Snacks/Sweets: Chocolate Hearts, Strawberry Pocky, White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Dips/Spreads: Melted Chocolate, Herb Cheddar Spread
  • Fruits: Strawberries, Grapes, Dried Fruits

Will Also Need

  • Charcuterie Board
  • Food Safe Gloves
  • Serving Bowl
  • Serving Utensils

Instructions

    1. Wash all fruits and pat dry. 
    2. Using food safe gloves, start by making the meat roses first and place where you want it on the board.  You can make as many and whatever size you want. (size depends on what type of glass you use)
    3. Place a small serving bowl on the board (leave empty for now). Arrange strawberries around the bowl. 
    4. Arrange a variety of meats, cheeses, crackers, nuts, spreads and fruits on the board to your liking. 
    5. Using a heart shape cookie cutter, cut out shapes in the cheese and place on the board.
    6. Add chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until creamy and smooth.
    7. Place melted chocolate in the empty serving bowl on the board.
    8. Add serving utensils to board such as knives and forks. Pair charcuterie board with your favorite wine for a date night in.

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