Creating an MVP Charcuterie Board

Once upon a time, I did not like cheese… WHAT?! I know, right. I thought the extent of cheese was American or Colby Jack, boy was I wrong. Me discovering the possibility of cheese was much like Jon discovering he likes mustard… we just can’t get enough!

 

Cheese boards have become a weekend staple in this house and a go- to for girl’s nights and party hosting. If you want your cheese board to be anything but boring, variety is a must. I made mediocre cheese boards before I went to Italy, trust me, they showed me how it’s done! I’m not sure if my taste buds have changed or if my preferences have matured with age. Or it could be the wine. Yeah, probably all of the wine.

 

 

Follow this fool proof guide to curating the perfect cheese board by choosing one, several or all types from each category below.

Cheese:

Brie

Gouda

Asiago

Mozerella

Dubliner

Coastal Cheddar

Gruyere

Havarti

Manchego

Gorgonzola

Parmagano Reggiano

*Pro Tip: sometimes I like to include two of the same type of cheese- one aged for added flavor

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Meat:

Salami

Proscuitto

Smoked Salmon

Pepperoni

Other Cured Meats

 

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Crackers:

Water Crackers

Melba Toast

Flavored Crackers

Pretzels

Bread

Breadsticks

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Appertivos:

Olives

Tomato

Nuts

Vegetables- miscellaneous

Grapes or Berries

Jam/ Honey

Hummus Spread

 

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If you really want to take your cheese board to the next level, try adding baked goods such as baked Brie with jam and pecans, spring rolls or flatbreads.

As always, let me know what you think! I am always looking for suggestions!

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