Individual Charcuterie Boards: perfect for entertaining or for date night, full of ideas for cheeses, meats, fruits, sweets and more.
These individual charcuterie boards are perfect for entertaining. Especially during these strange times, sharing a large charcuterie board, with everyone reaching for their favourites doesn’t feel the safest. These boards are perfect for ensuring no one is accidentally sharing germs along with cheese. Perfect for a social distanced visit with friends, or any time.
These are also the perfect idea for date night. A special treat for someone special.
These boards are perfect for one person, or shared between a couple with a few glasses of wine.
I wanted to include both some savoury and some sweets on my boards, so I made them about half and half. I did about three of each element for the boards.
- Swiss Cheese
- Marble Cheese
- Boursin Cheese
For my board I used some Swiss cheese, cut in slices, some cubes of marble cheese, and wedge of soft and creamy Boursin cheese.
- prosciutto ham
- summer sausage
For the meat selection I served prosciutto ham wrapped around cantaloupe -a favourite of mine. I included a couple of slices of summer sausage. Lastly I added a wedge of liver pate.
- baguette slices
- cream crackers
- cracker sticks
I wanted to include some bread to go with the pate, so I added a few slices of a baguette. As well I included a few of my favourite crackers to enjoy with the cheese.
- cherry tomatoes
- honey crisp apple
- dried strawberries
I included a few options on the boards, some grapes because they’re such a classic with the cheese. I also added some slices of honey crisp apple, its such a good accompaniment to cheese too. As well I added a few cherry tomatoes. And finally on the sweet end of the board I added a few dried strawberries. If you’ve never tried these I highly recommend them. I found them at the bulk food store. They are sweet and chewy, and kind of taste like candy.
- mixed nuts
- caramelized onion and balsamic jam
- red pepper jelly
I wanted to add in a few extra special touches to really elevate the boards. A handful of mixed salted nuts added some crunch. I also included some olives, and favourite pickle would be great. My last addition was some caramelized onion and balsamic jam, and some red pepper jelly. Any favourite chutney or jam that you enjoy with jam would be a great addition. I served these on some vintage tea spoons, and it was the perfect little amount and looked great on the board.
- cream puff
- chocolate chip and sea salt cookie
- mini chocolate bar
- caramel corn
If you were using these boards as an appetizer, you might not want to include the sweets. For our get together we had our boards as an evening snack along with some wine, so the addition of sweets was perfect. I kept things simple with almost all store bought treats. The mini canolli are a bakery favourite. I also picked up some frozen mini cream puffs. We had some homemade chocolate chip cookies with a sprinkling of sea salt -so good! I thought our favourite chocolate bar would be fun addition for the chocolate lovers. These are coffee crisp thins. Lastly I added a little caramel corn, which I thought would a really fun addition.
With these individual charcuterie boards, life really is a party!
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