The Perfect Holiday Charcuterie Board
Gluten-Free / Makes 1
Everyone will be raving about this beautiful, festive, and tasty charcuterie board. You'll be the hostess with the mostest.
Prep time: 10 minJUMP TO RECIPE
A Holiday Charcuterie Board is a wonderful way to bring people together at your holiday gathering. With the inclusion of different types of cheeses, fruits, nuts, herbs, crackers and granola, there is something for everyone.
To build your charcuterie board, we always like to begin with choosing 2-4 cheeses for your board that provide a variation of textures, from soft to hard, to different flavor profiles, from nutty to salty and sharp to creamy and mild.
Once you have chosen your cheeses, you can begin building your mix of dried fruits, fruit spreads, fresh fruit along with different types of salty nuts that pair well with your selected cheeses. If you are using a soft goat cheese, a sweet fruit spread like a date spread is a perfect pairing with the rich, smooth goat cheese. If using a sharp cheddar, a fresh slice of apple will cut the sharpness of the cheese.
We like to finish with a variety of crackers in varying textures that lean on the texture of the cheese. A classic water cracker is great for a brie cheese while a crunchy, crisp cracker is a lovely carrier for a goat or cheddar cheese.
To add a different texture and flavor to the Holiday Charcuterie Board, we love to add Purely Elizabeth Honey Almond Granola to the board to level up the sweet and salty variety on the board.
No matter what you add to your charcuterie board, you can be confident that you are providing a beautiful masterpiece of delicious food for your friends, family or even just a night in for yourself!
½ cup Honey Almond Probiotic Granola
Fresh herbs and greenery
20 crackers(any variety you'd like)
½ cup greek olives
½ cup marcona almonds
½ cup dried figs
1 cup grapes
6oz brie cheese
4oz manchego cheese
4oz cheddar and gruyere cheese
Small ramekin full of honey
1. On a large round platter, layer the herbs and greenery in a circle outlining the board. Save a few sprigs to interact as you go.
2. Place the olives, ¾ of the almonds and the figs into individual small cups and place them randomly around the greenery.
3. Separate the grapes into three different bunches and add them randomly to the outer part of the tray.
4. Add the crackers, and cheeses.
5. Scatter the granola and remaining almonds in the empty spaces to fill in the wreath and serve.