If there’s one thing Mike and I love, its a good charcuterie board!  Even though we’re in quarantine, we’ve still vowed to keep our date nights so every other Saturday night when the boys are with their other parents, I put together a charcuterie board, we open a bottle of wine and it’s date night!  I feel like I’ve been getting pretty good at them and you’ve all been loving them on Instagram, so I figured, why not share how to make one??

So I’m going to share some of my favorite things to put on a charcuterie board and don’t worry, I get all of my supplies at Aldi!  That way, its affordable and still delicious!

STEP ONE: The Board

There are SO many gorgeous charcuterie boards out there and believe me, you can spend a small fortune on them, but I’m sharing a few affordable options including the two I have, along with another I had on my wishlist that I just might pull the trigger on today!


STEP TWO: The Meats

Cured meats are typically seen on charcuterie boards.  Our favorites are prosciutto, salami and pepperoni.  You can add other meats like mortadella, sopressata, capicola, ham, etc.


STEP THREE: The Cheeses

You can get pretty crazy in the cheese department, there are a TON to choose from!  Our favorites include:  cheddar, fresh mozzarella, manchego, dubliner, appenzeller, St-Nectaire and cantal.


STEP FOUR: The Fruit

I love adding fruit to our board.  The meats and cheeses pair nicely with apples, pears, strawberries, grapes, raspberries and blackberries.  Its technically a fruit so I’ll include it here, but if we have fresh mozz on the board, I’m always sure to include some tomatoes too!


STEP FIVE: The Carbs

I’m ALWAYS here for some carbs!  I like to put pretzel sticks, a sliced baguette and rosemary olive oil triscuits on our boards, but any cracker or bread will do!


STEP SIX: The Extras

You can really have some fun here!  Add olives, pickles, nuts, honey, balsamic reduction, horseradish sauce, ground mustard – whatever you’d like!



Whatever kind of wine you like works here, we usually go for a red like Apothic or Cantina Zaccagnini, but you can do any red or white, rosé or my fave prosecco as well!

Remember, there are NO RULES when it comes to charcuterie boards!  Have fun, get creative and enjoy snacking on it when you’re done!  If you make one, be sure to tag me @jillianrosado in your pics so I can see them!  Also be sure to subscribe to my blog HERE so you never miss a post! Salut!

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How To Make A Charcuterie Board Cheese Board

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