4th of July Inspired Summer Charcuterie Board
One of my favorite things in the world is a good charcuterie board! I’ve always been a huge fan of charcuterie boards ever since I could remember. Whether you’re hosting a cocktail dinner party with friends, a date night with your special someone, or a quiet night in with your girl friends – they’re the perfect (and super easy) addition to your table.
I think one of my favorite things about making charcuterie boards is that they are both like a puzzle and a work of art. They are like a puzzle in the way that you want to fit as much on the board as possible. Meanwhile, they are like a piece of art as you build the boards to combine flavors, colors, and textures. When I posted my first charcuterie board to my Facebook and Instagram, everyone went crazy for it. I ended up drafting a blog post on how people could make their own crowd-pleasing charcuterie boards last summer. You can read that post, HERE.
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With something for everyone, I think that charcuterie and grazing boards are one of the best (and easiest) ways to please a crowd. They’re one of my favorite things to incorporate into holiday events and dinners with friends and family. With Rob and I’s families in town for the 4th of July this year, I knew I wanted to create a 4th of July inspired summer charcuterie board for one night featuring a red, white, and blue color palette.
4th of July Meat & Cheese Board
I had so much fun creating this huge 4th of July inspired summer charcuterie board this week for our families in town. With something for everyone’s differing tastes, this board was a total hit. I hope it inspires you for your menu this holiday weekend!
If you’re interested in creating your own 4th of July inspired charcuterie board, here is a shopping list of items that I used for my board below!
- Medium Cheddar Cheese
- Habanero Jack Cheese
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- White Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Mozzarella Pearls
- Goat Cheese (wrapped in Blueberries)
- Blue Cheese
- Green Olives
- Variety of Crackers
- Salame Milano
- Prosciutto Italiano
- Coppa Italiana
- Salame Calabrese
- Salame Toscano
- Fig Spread
- Chili Fig Spread
- Stone Ground Mustard (not pictured)
Well there you have it, friends! I hope this 4th of July inspired summer charcuterie board inspired you to create a grazing board for your holiday weekend this year. What are your must-haves for a summer charcuterie board? Tell me in a comment below!