Family Foodie Charcuterie Board #SundaySupper

Have I told you how much I love this week’s #SundaySupper event? There are so many reasons, how do I count the ways? If you follow me on instagram, you will know exactly why.

For starters, my family loves when I make a Charcuterie Board. One of our favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is to head to our favorite Italian Market, explore and get inspired. There are two areas that we love to hover around, the cheese room and the deli area. And by we, I mean all 6 of us – on some weekends, we even bring friends with us. If you have ever visited our little italian market, you know that there isn’t much room. Our family basically takes up the entire area. AND, have I mentioned they give our samples? Forget about it–we could move in and need nothing else. Alright, there is one more area that Ron and I love to hover – I bet you guessed it (again, if you follow my instagrams, you know) the wine room. Did I mention they give out samples?

Charcuterie Board #SundaySupperWhen we get home, the fun begins. Part of that fun is knowing that every time we make a Charcuterie Board, it will always be different. No two are ever the same. This brings me to explain the reason that I call it the Family Foodie Charcuterie Board. The definition of charcuterie is: Charcuterie (/ʃɑrˌktəˈr/ or /ʃɑrˈktəri/; northern French: [ʃaʁkytˈʁi] or southern French: [ʃaʁkytəˈʁi], from chair ‘flesh’ and cuit ‘cooked’) is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as baconhamsausageterrinesgalantinespâtés, and confit, primarily from pork.[1] Charcuterie is part of the garde manger chef‘s repertoire. Originally intended as a way to preserve meat before the advent of refrigeration, they are prepared today for their flavors derived from the preservation processes.[2]

Why am I calling this a Family Foodie Charcuterie Board? So typical, I don’t follow the rules. To me a great Charcuterie Board includes amazing cheese, seasonal fruit, nuts, pâté, honey, great mustard, vegetables and so much more. 

Charcuterie Board #SundaySupperThe absolute best part of making a charcuterie board is the memories that are made when your family is as excited as you are to shop for each ingredient and see what fun combinations you can come up with. Okay, maybe that is the second best part, because the absolute best part is the memories that are made sitting around the family room enjoying the amazing flavors. Charcuterie Boards are made with love and encourage everyone to try new flavor combinations.

Charcuterie Board #SundaySupper

This week, instead of a recipe, I have inspiration for you to start making your own Family Foodie Charcuterie Board. I promise you will have so much fun sitting around and enjoying this fun tradition. What would you add to this list?

Meats: 

  • Prosciutto
  • Crispy Prosciutto – throw it in the oven at 350° for 10 minutes until crispy
  • Chorizo
  • Bresaola
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Spicy Capicola
  • Sopressata
  • Mortadella
  • Pâté

Cheese: 

  • Burrata (Ron’s favorite)
  • Mozzarella
  • Panini Roll (mozzarella, basil and prosciutto) (Reis’s favorite)
  • Aged Cheddar
  • Parmesan
  • Experience Spanish and Portuguese Cheese varieties
  • Manchego (Riley’s favorite)
  • Gouda
  • Edam
  • Goat Cheese
  • Try new combination cheeses with pepperoni and pesto – so fun!

Dips:

  • Mustard
  • Honey
  • Good quality Olive Oil

Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Carambola
  • Pomegranate
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Olives – don’t even get me started on how many wonderful varieties you can use – love them all
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Pineapple

Veggies:

  • Tomatoes (big, small, cherry, grape – they are fantastic)
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Green Beans -cooked
  • Mushrooms – lightly sauteed

Nuts: 

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia
  • Pistachio (natural or toasted

So many tantalizing trays this week! Thank you Constance from The Foodie Army Wife for hosting this fun event! Here’s a sneak preview of what is on our menu:
Savory Bites:

Sweet Treats:

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Comments

  1. says

    We do dinner boards about once a month. I love making a hodgepodge of meats, cheeses, fruits, and nuts. It’s such an easy dinner but it’s delicious too! Yours looks wonderful.

  2. says

    I wish there was one of those markets in my area. I’d probably camp out there for hours. And I’d camp out next to one of your charcuterie boards any day of the week.

  3. says

    Isabel, I LOVE a charcuterie board!!! One of my favorite things!! and I never follow the rules either. . just put what you want on there! but definitely gotta have the prosciutto, salami and cheese! love everything you have here!

  4. says

    we love making these with brie en croute during the holidays and its easily a brunch for all of us!! each of us gets to pick out a cheese, we add meats, veggies, dips and all sorts of other things – especially OLIVES and some sort of melon and it’s just a fantastic good time, and so delicious! What a great tradition!

  5. says

    That’s it, I’m coming to visit and you are taking me to your italian market so we can build a charcuterie board together! I’m salivating here!

  6. says

    These types of “boards” are the best kinds of appetizers to display at a party. They are always so pretty! I like mine with cheese (of course), crackers, bread, and both fresh/dried fruit.

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