Instead of dining out, celebrate your bond by building a Valentine’s Charcuterie Boardtogether. With heartfelt accents, plenty of meat and cheese for you to share, and chocolate-covered strawberries for good measure, this holiday charcuterie board is an easy yet elegant way to commemorate your love.
Select a board or space on your counter or table that can act as your foundation. Arrange your meats in slices, rolls, or roses and arrange them near the border.
Add a cheese next to each meat to continue to fill in the edges of the board. Add bowls of jams or other spreads to fill in the large holes.
Fill any any remaining gaps with fruit, nuts, crackers, Valentine candy, or chocolate-covered strawberries. Layer and overlap when needed; step back to view the board from afar to spot any slim spots.
Finish by tucking flowers or fresh herbs into any of those less-abundant spots, then add forks, cheese knives, spreaders, tongs, and other utensils where needed.
Yield: I recommend planning on 1 to 2 ounces each of meat and cheese per person as a snack, or about 4 ounces of meat and cheese per person if this Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board is acting as your dinner. But, I always buy enough to fill my board so it looks abundant.
Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.