Now that we have your attention, let’s talk charcuterie boards. You may be wondering what the heck a charcuterie board even is and why you hear and see that word so much. Well, a charcuterie board is just a fancy way of saying ‘food display’. Traditionally, boards have meats and cheeses on them, and these boards were actually once more commonly known as cheese boards.
Gone are the days of these boards being all about meats and cheeses because we now know you can make a charcuterie board for just about anything. Seriously. Fajitas? Charcuterie board. Movie night in? Charcuterie board. Breakfast? Charcuterie board. And that’s what we’re here to discuss: breakfast charcuterie. There is only one rule when it comes to making charcuterie boards: there are no rules. What’s your favorite breakfast food? Pancakes? Waffles? Donuts? Breakfast burritos? You can easily make a charcuterie board for any of those things.
The task of starting to assemble your charcuterie board can be daunting, so we’re here to help with that. First things first, you’ll need any kind of board. You can find charcuterie boards just about anywhere, and the fun part is you can find one that fits your own personal style.
Next, you’ll need some small bowls for putting fruit, nuts, chocolates, etc., in. Place these on your board wherever you like, and you’ll use your small bowls as a base to help the rest of the food flow.
We suggest starting with the main character of your charcuterie board whether that is tortillas, bread, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, or something in between.
Now add the next most important part of your board such as cheese, meat, butter, eggs, or bottles of syrup.
Last but not least, fill in any empty spaces with nuts, fruit, or ya know, more chocolate. (What?) The secret to a full and delicious-looking charcuterie board is to play around with textures, so while it may look like chaos, as long as there is a little bit of flow, it’s going to wow your guests. (or your family!)
Don’t think for a second we’ve ever assembled a charcuterie board without some inspiration! Here are a few of our favorite breakfast charcuterie boards that will hopefully inspire your own masterful creation.