Valentine’s Day is next week and in case you’re planning a date night in, I’ve got the perfect idea for you! Just because we’re dining in doesn’t mean we can’t have a fun and elevated Valentine’s Day. Something Jason and I love ordering before our main courses is a meat and cheese board. The kids have also become huge fans of this European classic. Charcuterie boards have recently become a form of art for some. There are full social media pages on professional meat and cheese board creators. So I thought I’d give one a try for Valentine’s Day! Would love to hear what you love on your board!
I started the process at my local Whole Food’s market. Whole Food’s is a great one stop shop for all things groceries but their amazing imported meats and cheese sections really impress. While I had a vision in mind, I also wanted it to feel organic and not too curated.
Some of the ingredients I chose were…
-A baguette. Start with the basics hehe.
-A hard cheese of choice
-A creamy soft cheese. I chose a delicious burrata.
-Prosciutto. A classic everyone loves.
-A spicy soppressata. I love adding something with a kick.
-A salami. I found a delicious salami by Charlitos Cocina.
-Olives. Love them or hate them, they’re a meat and cheese board must!
-Grapes. Any fruit is a great board addition.
-Flowers. Serves as a pretty decorative garnish.
When creating the board I enjoy making it pretty but also friendly. Sometimes food isn’t inviting because it’s too pretty and one doesn’t know where to start. Everyone has their own process and touch. Have fun with it!
I absolutely love how this board turned out. From the flowers, to the grapes, and meats, the colors were gorgeous. Saying my family quickly ate it up would be an understatement. I hope this inspires you all in creating your own one of kind charcuterie boards. Enjoy love day!
This post was originally published on January 26th, 2021.
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