Valentine’s Charcuterie Board Recipe

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and what better way to express this than through a delightful and visually stunning Valentine’s Charcuterie Board?

This board is not just about tantalizing your taste buds; it’s a feast for the eyes, too. Laden with a variety of meats, an assortment of rich cheeses, and an array of fruits in romantic reds and pinks, this board is a perfect start to your Valentine’s Day celebration.

To add a sweet note, we’ve included charming candies and chocolates that are sure to win hearts. Whether you’re planning a cozy evening for two or a festive gathering, this charcuterie board promises to be the centerpiece of your celebration.

Valentine's Charcuterie Board

How to Prepare This Meal

Creating Your Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

  1. Begin with the Base: Select a heart-shaped charcuterie board as your canvas. This shape instantly sets the theme for Valentine’s Day.
  2. Cheese, Please: Start by placing your cheeses. Arrange the Garlic and Herb Boursin, Wensleydale with cranberries, Sharp cheddar, and the tinted Goat Cheese artistically across the board.
  3. Salami Flowers: Transform the Italian Dry Salami into floral arrangements. Use a small cup as a mold to create salami roses, and place them strategically on the board for visual appeal.
  4. Fruity Flair: Introduce color and freshness with the fruits. Scatter cherries, halved strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and red grapes across the board. Spoon the grape jam into a small dish and nestle it among the fruits.
  5. Sweet Endings: Fill any remaining spaces with a selection of candies and chocolates. Arrange the Lindor Chocolate Truffles, Conversation Hearts, Cinnamon Hearts, and Chocolate Hearts to add a sweet touch.
  6. The Final Flourish: For a romantic finish, embellish your charcuterie board with a few fresh roses, adding a touch of elegance and romance.
Valentine's Charcuterie Board

Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

Savor the essence of Valentine's Day with our enchanting Charcuterie Board, a delightful blend of savory meats, exquisite cheeses, and luscious fruits, complemented by a sweet symphony of chocolates and candies. This visually captivating board is not only a treat to the palate but also a feast for the eyes, perfect for creating memorable moments on this day of love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Italian Dry Salami made into flowers
  • 1/2 cup Grape Jam
  • 1 bag Cherries
  • 1 package Blueberries
  • 1 package Strawberries cut into half
  • 1 package Raspberries
  • 1 bag Red Grapes
  • 1 package Garlic and Herb Boursin
  • 1 wedge Wensleydale with cranberries
  • 1 brick Sharp cheddar
  • 8 ounce Plain Goat Cheese with Pink Food Coloring
  • 1 package Lindor Chocolate Truffles
  • 1 bag Conversation Hearts
  • 1 bag Cinnamon Hearts found at Trader Joe’s
  • 1 package Chocolate Hearts wrapped

Instructions
 

  • Start with Cheeses: On your heart-shaped charcuterie board, first arrange the Garlic and Herb Boursin, Wensleydale with cranberries, Sharp cheddar, and the colored Goat Cheese elegantly.
  • Salami Art: Craft the Italian Dry Salami into delightful flower shapes using a small cup for guidance, and place them thoughtfully on the board.
  • Fruit Display: Next, scatter cherries, blueberries, strawberries cut in half, raspberries, and red grapes across the board. Add a small dish of grape jam among them.
  • Candy and Chocolate Touch: Fill the remaining spaces with Lindor Chocolate Truffles, Conversation Hearts, Cinnamon Hearts, and Chocolate Hearts, creating a sweet and festive feel.
  • Decorative Roses: Enhance the board with a few roses to give that final romantic touch.

How to Store

After your Valentine’s gathering, if you find yourself with leftovers, here’s how to store them effectively:

  • Cheeses: Wrap each cheese separately in wax paper or cheese paper and store in the refrigerator. This helps maintain their flavor and texture.
  • Meats: Place the salami in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Fruits: Store leftover fruits in separate containers. Berries should be refrigerated in their original packaging or a covered container.
  • Candies and Chocolates: Keep these in a cool, dry place. They can be stored in their original packaging or placed in airtight containers to retain freshness.
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