Valentine’s Day is next month and in case you’re planning a date night in, I’ve got the perfect idea for you! 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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16 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board”
Nice! Just looking at that is making me hungry. It all looks so good.
Hehe!! I know what you mean!
I love this! I need to make a board like this for me and my husband this Valentine’s Day.
So easy and makes everything feel a little more elevated.
How cute – and a great idea! My husband and I don’t really eat things like this, but it’s a great spread if we were to have some guests over!
What a beautiful demonstration of a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. I’ve recently begun a plant-based and vegan journey. I wonder what cheese substitutes would make this ideal for this Valentines 🙂
With your favorite vegan cheese, fruit, nuts, maybe some crudité, etc.. I’m sure a vegan board would look gorgeous! And delicious!
I still have yet to try making a charcuterie board! I would definitely like to give it a try. This looks so yummy and is so well put together.
Its super yummy but also super easy!
I love a good charcuterie board. Making one for Valentine’s Day is a great idea! My husband and I could enjoy it with a bottle of wine and a movie.
Yes! That’s what we’re thinking too. Such a great idea.
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This is just super healthy. My hubby will love such an awesome board, full of nutritions. Perfect way to dine at home together with our son.
This is an excellent demonstration of Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. I think I’ll try something similar. But since I’m a vegan, I’ll have to find me some decent cheese substitutes:)
This is such a great idea as it is just so simple yet very elegant way of preparing a meal for valentines. Plus you can never go wrong when you have an assortment of cheese, nuts and fruits.
This is such a great idea and yummy. I would love to try this and also with a campaign.