When I set out planning my daughter's graduation party, food was #1 on my priority list of important things to get done. I wanted something easy and no fuss for the guests. However it had to be beautiful and yummy! I've been seeing these Charcuterie boards all over pinterest and fell in love with them. I mean come on who wouldn't fall in love with these fancy displays of copious amounts of food!
So what is a Charcuterie board? First of all everyone I asked couldn't pronounce it! LOL! So here you go: char·cu·te·rie | \ (ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē According to Merriam-Webster a Charcuterie is: a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes.
I think we're ready to assemble a Charcuterie board now that we've figured out how to pronounce it! Below I have listed all the ingredients I picked up.
So here is what my grocery list contained:
- Brie Cheese
- Havarti Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese (sliced)
- Cheddar Cheese (sliced)
- Cucumber & Dill dip (I cannot remember the brand)
- Mozzarella Balls (I added a teaspoon of pesto)
- Crackers- of all kinds 😉
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Cherry Tomatoes
I arranged each board with different colors to balance the look and give it an artful appearance.
I think the other important rule to follow here is pack it tight, stack and pile some of the food to create some dimension to the boards. BTW...Don't you love my antique dishes!
It definitely wasn't perfect but the guests loved the food, seeing as most of it was gone by the end of the party. ❤
I think there is one thing I would do differently next time. I will probably hand make a larger board, maybe 4 foot long and 12"+ deep? That way I can make a larger statement rather than having smaller boards throughout the table.
Thank you for reading along! If you decide to make one for your next get together, share a picture with me!