The Anatomy Of A Charcuterie Board

See how to put together a simple charcuterie board for your next party or family gathering. Includes ideas for presentation and food items.

Have you ever seen or heard the phrase “charcuterie board” and wondered what the heck?

What is the definition of charcuterie? Charcuterie is actually the French word for delicatessen, or sometimes it’s translated as butcher shop, specifically pork butcher shop.

The Board Itself The board, platter, or tray on which you will build your charcuterie display can be literally anything.

Size of Your Board Your charcuterie board can be as big or as small as you want it to be.

Building Your Board Now for the fun part! In the image above, I have numbered all the elements. Just below the image, is the itemized list.

I bought everything for my charcuterie board at my local Kroger store. Your element choices can be as basic or as exotic as you want.

Take the time to make your board pretty and balanced. It was very fun to see how I could arrange everything to make it fit on the board.


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