Learn how to make a Charcuterie Board that is delicious and will impress all your guests! Today I’m sharing my best tips for making this holiday appetizer!
This is a sponsored post brought to you by Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses. The opinions expressed here are completely my own based on my experience.
Is your life feeling a little crazy like mine? Honestly, from the holiday parties I have to keep track of and the shopping and menus, shortcuts make my life a ton easier.
That’s why when I was planning my holiday party food, I knew a charcuterie board was a must! I mean, it takes almost no time to prep and the foods have the protein I need to power me through the day!
I rely on Kretschmar Premium Deli products to fill up my board because they are high-quality and make my board stand out among the rest of the appetizers.
Let me tell you a bit more about my charcuterie board so you can make your own this holiday season!
How to Make a Charcuterie Board
I love making and filling up charcuterie boards! They are so versatile. Shopping for meats, cheeses, and nuts to share with my family is so fun. It doesn’t hurt that these are my favorite snacks of all time. And I love exploring new types of sausage and cheese. So does my family!
Making a charcuterie board is one of the easiest appetizers out there, especially if you use ingredients like Kretschmar Premium Deli products.
What is a Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie is a French word that describes the art of arranging cured meats. A charcuterie board’s main focus is always the meats, with other supporting appetizers surrounding them.
It’s a stunning way to serve finger foods at your holiday party.
What to Put On A Charcuterie Board
Here are my favorite tips and what I put on mine. Feel free to steal my board, or replace things on it with your favorite cheeses and dried fruits!
The star of your board should be the meat. I used Kretschmer turkey and ham. I love serving ham during the holidays and if I’m going to serve it, I’ll use the best ones.
Kretschmar hams are hand-trimmed and are made with a unique hardwood smoking process. This gives it a bold flavor with uncompromising quality and legendary taste. Take my advice and put more ham on there than you think, it will be the first to go!
After you fill up your board with your favorite meats, add some fun new flavors of cheese around the board – sliced, soft, hard. If you want to impress your guests, use the Kretschmer ones. Their premium Wisconsin cheeses repeatedly win in competitions worldwide!
I sprinkled my favorite nuts in between the rest of the snacks. I love cashews and so does my family! You can also mix in some peanuts and almonds too.
Sprinkle on some fruit! Dried, fresh..mix it up! It gives the board some color and texture!
Finally, there is something perfect about meat, cheese, and crackers. I added fancy and fun crackers around. Pick out your favorites or try something new! There are several choices in the deli or cracker aisle!
I like to add a bar of good quality chocolate to the board. Dark chocolate is my favorite! Everyone loves a touch of sweetness mixed in with all the savory and salty flavors.
Add a delicious spread or jam to your board to put on crackers or bread. I really like to just a hot pepper jam that has a touch of sweetness. It’s delicious on top of the cheese with a slice of ham!
I always add a little touch of saltiness with pickles or olives. They add more texture, flavor, and color to the board!
Where to Find Kretschmar Premium Deli Products
You’ll find these meats and cheeses at your local Jewel-Osco store. They are located behind the glass at the service deli as well in the deli case with pre-sliced meats and cheeses.
My absolute favorite things about these products are that they are gluten-free and have no MSG or fillers! You can find out more about the Kretschmar Deli brand and the products they offer by visiting their website. Also be sure to check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages while you’re at it!
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For more holiday appetizers, try these recipes next!