How has it already been 8 years?! Time sure does fly when you’re married (and have kids too)!
We celebrated in this year, quarantine style as I call it, with dessert and a movie at home after the kids were in bed.
To make it a little more special I created this beautiful Anniversary Charcuterie Board for us to share on our special day.
Anniversary Charcuterie Board
- Assorted fruit like fresh berries strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries and grapes
- Assorted cheese I like at least one creamy like goat or brie and one hard like smoked cheddar or gouda, cut into heart shapes or designs
- 3 salty additions like olives try buttery Castelvetrano , mini pickles, nuts (I like smoked almonds and pistachios) , pickled veggies
- 2 varieties of Chocolate a must! I like pretty wrapped or heart shaped chocolate like Dove and Ferrero Rocher
- 2 sauces and jams one mustard and one sweet jam are a good mix
- 2-3 sliced meats of your choice. I like to roll my prosciutto like roses and fold my salami and ham. Sliced sausage is also always a good choice!
- Misc fillers like cookie straws chocolate covered nuts, candy, and even flowers
- Lay out your platter or board and visualize how you want to fill it.
- I like to add bowls and small cups first and fill with jams and mustard then add small items in cups like olives and nuts.
- Now fill in around the bowls with meat and cheese. You can make patterns and rows with sliced meats and roll prosciutto like roses and fold salami and ham.
- Now add all other snacks like chocolates, flowers, and fillers.
- Enjoy your romantic treat!
This board was inspired by finding these fun heart cheeses and chocolates at Aldi.
I learned about these buttery olives in a cheese class and I have been hooked ever since! They are perfect for gourmet charcuterie boards!
I like to include at least two sauces per board, one sweet and one tangy. For this board I used small cups full of Apple Cider Jam and spicy mustard.
Be sure to include small spreader knives on your display.
My go to meats are prosciutto (my fave!) and sliced summer sausage.
They look nice, hold up well, and taste great with most cheeses. You can also use thinly slices ham and salami and even crispy bacon!
Now fill in around the bowls with meat and cheese.
You can make patterns and rows with sliced meats and roll prosciutto like roses and fold salami and ham.
Assorted fruit like fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries) and grapes
Pretty wrapped chocolate like Dove hearts and Ferrero Rocher along with cookie straws are a nice addition.
Flowers are always a nice touch!
Now relax and enjoy your romantic snack together!