This Ultimate Summer Charcuterie Board has been something I’ve been looking forward to creating for a few months now. With the new location of Whole Foods in Uptown, I decided to do the majority of my shopping from there and then pick up the last few items on my nearest grocery store. Like all Whole Foods that have a delicious selection of cheeses, and I was after two chèvre cheeses in particular. We like to keep our cheese drawer in our fridge stocked with all sorts of delicious cheese, and we always make a point to pick up some of our favorites every time we make a visit to Whole Foods.
While I’ve enjoyed Charcuterie many times in the past, this is the first charcuterie board that I’ve put together myself. As with everything, I planned out the items I wanted to feature on my board in advance, but of course as with everything ideas can change a little once you’re actually in store. One important thing to remember when you’re creating a charcuterie board is to distribute the color. If your board features all one color scheme it can look a bit blah, so when in doubt add more color variations. It’s really easy to do this with your selection of fruit and veggies.
Creating this board also gave me a chance to use my Champagne Bar Cart from Pier 1 for the first time!
Here’s a run down of what I’ve included in my Charcuterie board.
- Fruit: Red Plums, Blueberries, Blackberries Dried Apricots, Pomegranate Seeds, Cherry Tomatoes
- Nuts: Cashews, Pecans
- Cheeses: Garlic Herb Goat Cheese, Goat Mozzarella, Gouda (Wedges), Mozzarella Balls
- Meat: Prosciutto
- ‘Bread’: I opted for assorted crackers as Whole Foods has a wonderful selection in theirs, but you can also go with a sliced baguette.
- Etc: Olives, Honey, Fresh Lemon Thyme from the Garden
While picking up the goodies for charcuterie board, I also picked up a selection of Italian Sodas, Perrier (Lime) and San Pellegrino to enjoy along with our charcuterie. Look for a post coming next week where I’ll share our two favorite ways to enjoy San Pellegrino.
What are some of your favorite things to include on your charcuterie boards? Let me know in the comments below…