Looking for holiday appetizer ideas? How about charcuterie?! Today I’m joining a group of bloggers to share 12 ideas for holiday charcuterie boards your guests will love.
Thanksgiving’s around the corner and the holiday party season is underway.
Chances are you’ll be hosting guests in your home over the next couple of months.
And lots of family.
And I have a fun idea for cocktail party appetizers or a dinner party first course.
Do you love charcuterie?
I love charcuterie.
Today I’m joining 11, that’s right ELEVEN, other bloggers to share charcuterie ideas.
There’s something for everyone!
If you’ve just arrived from Jen’s Midwest Life and Style, welcome!
I’m so glad you’re here.
I love serving individual charcuterie boards.
In fact, it’s become my speciality.
Let’s make individual charcuterie boards your guests will love.
And get your holiday entertaining off to a fun and festive start.
A couple of years ago I spotted these cute, mini cheese boards at Target.
They sparked an idea for individual charcuterie.
I shared all the ingredients I use to build my boards here.
The basic formula ~
Prosciutto or other cured meat
Seasonal fresh fruit
It’s a lot to fit on a small board, but it works.
(My small boards measure 5″ x 10″.)
And I put out bowls of extra baguette slices and crackers.
Ideas to make your boards festive for the holidays ~
Use fun holiday themed cheese spreaders.
Add seasonal fruits like sliced permission, dried cranberries & pomegranate arils.
Use holiday themed cheese boards.
Last weekend I found these adorable Christmas themed boards at our local Orchard Nursery Lazy K Holiday Shop.
I shared the opening of the Holiday Shop here.
I couldn’t find anything similar online to link.
Believe me I tried.
But I did find these great small board options that work year-round.
And some can be purchased in sets which I love.
If I’m serving a small group, say 4 to 6, I put the boards out on a basket tray.
These are my favorite any-time-of-year spreaders.
Don’t forget the wine!
We like to greet our guests with a spritzers, sparkling wine or rose.
Other festive holiday cocktails.
Apple Cider Aperol Spritz is a wonderful fall and Thanksgiving cocktail.
And it can be made in a batch which is a real time saver.
I adore Raspberry Kir Royale bar for Christmas and New Year’s entertaining.
If you love charcuterie but are short on time look for a local shop to do it for you.
If you’re in the Bay Area, The Board Room in Pleasanton is awesome.
In addition to large and small boards, they create gorgeous grazing stations.
They’re currently taking orders for the holidays!
Last year we had a pre-wedding wine tasting with charcuterie from The Board Room.
I picked up the board the day before our party.
And plopped it in one of my favorite basket trays when ready to serve.
Isn’t it pretty?!
Gift Ideas for your Charcuterie Loving Friends ~
The Cheese Board Deck is a fun gift.
And Boards: Stylish Spread for Casual Gatherings is my go-to gift book.
Pin this Post to Save for Your Next Holiday Event ~
So there you have it, individual charcuterie boards for the holidays or anytime.
As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in the comments below.
I’ll see you again on Saturday when I join Kim and Elizabeth for Weekend Meanderings.
Some of my friends will be sharing their Thanksgiving wine recommendations.
Let’s head over to visit Rachel at The Ponds Farm House for A Creative Christmas Charcuterie Board.
Until then, cheers from Snowberry!