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Summer Charcuterie Board

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Creating a Summer Charcuterie Board is simple to make and a huge hit among kids and adults! Learn just how to make a charcuterie board that your friends and family will love! 

Summer Charcuterie Board

Summer is here and we are so excited in our house! The kids and I love to be outside throughout the day and we hate having to come in for snacks and lunch! That is why both the kids and I love summer charcuterie boards! 

I love them because they are simple to make with things I have one hand and my kids love them because it is available for constant grazing for most of the day! They run by and grab something before swimming, after swimming, or in between games of tag. You will love how this fun board will simplify mealtime and snack time throughout the whole summer! 

summer charcuterie board

Pair this with a bowl of guacamole salad and you will love summer days with the kids! 

What should you put on a charcuterie board?

Typically you will find meats, cheeses, nuts, fruits, vegetables, crackers, and dips on a charcuterie board. For a summer charcuterie board, we love adding things like:

●     Watermelon

●     Pineapple

●     Blueberries

●     Blackberries

●     Nectarines

●     Bell peppers

●     Snow peas

●     Cherry or grape tomatoes

●     Almonds or any preferred nuts

●     Basil pesto

●     Cream cheese

●     Gouda cheese

●     Pepper jack cheese

●     Salami

●     Sesame crackers

●     Water crackers

●     Toasted or grilled bread

How to make a summer charcuterie board

  • Choose a board or serving dishes for the charcuterie board.
summer charcuterie board
  • Place loose ingredients (small candies, loose berries, etc.) into bowls or individual dishes. Place those bowls on the board or buffet first.
summer charcuterie board
  • Arrange other items around the bowls.
  • Add assorted tongs, green herbs, or holiday decorations if desired.
summer charcuterie board

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • There is no wrong way to make a summer charcuterie board! Add all your favorite fruits, vegetables, cheeses, dipping, sauces, and meats to make a spread that everyone will love!
  • Be careful letting your meats and cheeses sit out too long. You don’t want them to spoil. 
  • Spread like foods out! If you are using lots of crackers place them in two different sections of the board so it is balanced. 
  • Cut extra ingredients and keep them in the fridge. This way you can refill the board throughout the day or party without having to prep again. 
summer charcuterie board

Can you make a charcuterie board the night before?

Yes! You can absolutely assemble your charcuterie board the night before. Arrange everything on your board except for your crackers and nuts (these will get soggy) and then lightly cover and place in the fridge. 

summer charcuterie board
summer charcuterie board

Summer Charcuterie Board

Creating a Summer Charcuterie Board is simple to make and a huge hit among kids and adults! Learn just how to create a charcuterie board that your friends and family will love!

Ingredients

  • ● Watermelon
  • ● Pineapple
  • ● Blueberries
  • ● Blackberries
  • ● Nectarines
  • ● Bell peppers
  • ● Snow peas
  • ● Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ● Almonds or any preferred nuts
  • ● Basil pesto
  • ● Cream cheese
  • ● Gouda cheese
  • ● Pepper jack cheese
  • ● Salami
  • ● Sesame crackers
  • ● Water crackers
  • ● Toasted or grilled bread
  • Small containers
  • Large cutting board or platter

Instructions

    1. Choose a board or serving dishes for the charcuterie board.
    2. Place loose ingredients (small candies, loose berries, etc.) into bowls or individual dishes. Place those bowls on the board or buffet first.
    3. Arrange other items around the bowls.
    4. Add assorted tongs, green herbs, or holiday decorations if desired.

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