A French charcuterie board is easy to style with these simple tips. Perfect to have for guests during the fall and winter seasons.
I’ve decorated my kitchen for fall with simple touches and have styled a French charcuterie board. I’m sharing tips on how to make it easy for guests to serve themselves and tips on what to put on a charcuterie board.
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I added simple fall touches to my kitchen this year. For the last part of summer, I went through every part of my house and purged as I’ve just been craving a more uncluttered home. After writing my book last year, there were so many things that were pushed aside (literally, in every corner of my house) so it feels good to have a fresh start.
This concrete and moss bowl (a project from my book) is a perfect fall touch to my countertop.
I added some more Bells of Ireland and dusty rose-coloured carnations like I did in my crown and leaf place card post.
I added a new piece of art in my kitchen, a piece I found for only a couple of dollars at a thrift shop.
Charcuterie Board Styling
I bought this blond wooden pedestal board (large) and thought it would be the perfect thing to have a charcuterie board on.
Because I didn’t know if this board was food safe, I covered it with a piece of parchment paper. This is my favorite brand.
Definition of Charcuterie:
The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines charcuterie board as a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes; also the products sold in such a shop.
So technically a charcuterie board is just meat but I like adding a selection of artisanal cheeses, crackers, pickles, olives etc. for the perfect tray to serve guests.
Tips for Charcuterie Board
- A different selection of cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, dry-cured sausage, pate
- A selection of artisanal cheeses (baked brie with red pepper jelly is a perfect match!)
- Add a bigger bowl of grape tomatoes with bocconcini balls sprinkled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and fresh basil
- Use different bowls and cups for holding such things as olives and pickles that you don’t want touching other items
- Adding a few small cups of nuts and pretzels in teacups makes for a pretty board
- Add crackers in bunches throughout the board
- Putting small bunches of grapes around the items separates the sections and adds more color
- Make sure to add utensils for items that need scooping up
- Be sure to add little side plates and napkins for guests to help themselves!
I hope you enjoyed my French charcuterie board. The possibilities are endless! This is the perfect way to serve guests this fall season.
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