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Essentials for Your Charcuterie Board

Essentials for Your Charcuterie Board

Marisa Cutaia

October 2021


Charcuterie boards have become one of the trendiest additions for any at-home get together. They offer a way for hosts to show off their creative side while preparing a delicious platter for their guests. Although, the possibilities are endless and the rules are minimal, a little guidance never hurts.

Like many hosts, we try to provide a memorable experience for our guests. Using a variety of unique flavors and delicious favorites is an excellent way to create a platter to remember.

Here’s our go-to list of charcuterie board items:

  • Pickles
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Assortment of crackers
  • Baguette bread
  • Honey
  • Jellie or Jams
  • Olives

While a delicious tray is the obvious goal behind any party platter, presentation, preparation and timing play pivotal roles in preparing the perfect charcuterie board.

When Should I Prepare My Charcuterie Board?

In a perfect world, you’d provide the freshest possible ingredients by preparing your platter just before your guests arrive. However, this isn’t always possible. We recommend arranging your charcuterie board within 24 hours of your event and placing it in your refrigerator with a cellophane cover.

What Will I Need?

If you hope to make charcuterie boards a signature item at your future events, it’s important to have the necessary tools – from aesthetically pleasing platters to cutting-edge cutlery.

Here are some items that every platter pro should have:

  • Stylish wood charcuterie boards
  • Cheese knives
  • Chalkboard markers
  • Toothpick flags
  • Olive tray
  • Assortment of serving boards
  • Cheese knives
  • Honey dipper sticks
  • Porcelain souffle dish ramekins
  • Cocktail picks
  • Wood cutting board

Remember these essential ingredients and items for your next at-home event, and your charcuterie boards are sure to be the talk of the party!