Creating a Fall Charcuterie Board is such a fun way to enjoy noshing on a combination of great food with your family and friends. You can add whatever food and flavors everyone loves, they are totally customizable, and you can make the board with items right out of your pantry and fridge!
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Fall Charcuterie Boards Made Simple with Wildgrain
I think one of the most important components on your board is the bread! Sure, everything else is important but there is nothing like a delicious piece, oh who are we kidding, pieces of bread to nosh on while enjoying your charcuterie board.
What is it?
This delicious board, which is pronounced "shar-koo-tuh-ree" is a board full of all kinds of goodies. You can add crackers, cheese, bread, meats, fruits, spread, and even some candy. The great thing about these boards is that there is no wrong or right way to make them.
What Types of Fruit Should I Add?
That is totally up to what your family loves! Some of our favorites though are strawberries, grapes, and olives.
Is There a Certain Type of Meat That You Need?
Nope, not at all. Any type of cold cuts, savory or salt pieces of meat such as salami and prosciutto work fantastic!
When adding the meat, you can either dice it, cut it, or leave it whole.
You can also use large pieces of pepperoni to make edible roses!
How Do I Choose the Cheese?
This is where you do need to put a bit of thought. If your family loves simple cheese flavors, then add those. But if they like to try new things, I highly suggest Gouda, Havarti, and Swiss. There is just something about those cheese flavors that really bring the flavors out of the meat.
What Type of Bread Should I Use?
This my friends is where you bring it all together! When enjoying your board, it's important to pick the right base for the components.
The biggest decision here is what type of bread you will use! We normally don't use regular sandwich bread when we make our charcuterie boards because it doesn't hold up.
When picking out your bread, you are going to want something sturdy and flavorful. And depending on what flavors you use, that can also help you in determining what type of meat and cheese you will use.
I like to add both croissants and hearty bread to ours. I love discovering new spreads to add to our boards so the croissant, like the ones that you can find at Wildgrain, is always a key part; at least for me anyway.
When I have a croissant, I want one that is flaky and buttery and the ones you can find over on Wildgrain never disappoint! They are amazing! Did I mention they work perfect for breakfast sandwiches too! Which goes to another board you can make for Fall! A Breakfast charcuterie board! If you haven't made one, you need to add to your bucket list to make! You won't regret it!
Who is Wildgrain?
I am so glad you asked! Wildgrain is a subscription box that you MUST check out! I mean, imagine getting artisan breads and pasta delivered right to your door?! I know I always get excited when I know that box is coming!
Founded by Johanna and Ismail, Wildgrain is a company on a mission to replace supermarket bread and pantry staples.
Small-batch bakers and pasta makers across the country partner with Wildgrain to provide nutritious artisanal bread, pasta, and pastries in a monthly themed subscription box that’s too delicious to resist.
What Box Should I Get?
For your Fall Charcuterie Boards, I highly recommend the Fall Box they currently have available. Included in that box is:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Rosemary Garlic Sourdough Loaf
Cranberry Pecan Sourdough
And of course, Croissants!
And until November 30th, all new subscriptions get FREE croissants!
How to Make a Fall Charcuterie Board
You will need a sturdy wooden board as your base. Next, add in your bread, cheeses, meats, and fruits. Decide on what type of jams, jellies, or spreads you want to have. You can also add cute Fall cookies or crackers to finish off the board.
Add in some fun Fall pieces as well such as pumpkins, gourds, and of course roses made out of salami.
And that's it! Remember you will need to bake the bread beforehand so plan accordingly. Then enjoy!