When family and friends gather together at our home for Halloween parties, one of my favorite things to pull together is a Halloween Charcuterie Board – easily customized with cheese, meats, fruits, nuts and crackers already on hand, and each one is a little bit different. There’s nothing better than easy entertaining – and everyone goes CRAZY for this autumn-themed board – full of spicy flavor and colorful meats, cheeses & crackers.
SIMPLE, FUN & EASY ENTERTAINING!
When I think of Halloween celebrations, it's fun to think of things "outside the box" - no cocktail hot dogs, bloody-looking anything, or bland or boring party food.
I think of spicy and colorful foods, with a mixture of textures and a mix of old favorites and quirky new foods, with family and friends gathering in a casual, relaxed setting to laugh and just have fun.
Food that is unfussy, comforting, rustic, and always with a little something extra special are typically involved. A charcuterie board is the perfect fit, because you can choose tasty autumn-themed foods and serve them in a way that people can help themselves and come back for more. The absolute easiest way to entertain!
FOR MY HALLOWEEN CHARCUTERIE BOARD I USED THE FOLLOWING:
FOR MY HALLOWEEN CHARCUTERIE BOARD I USED:
The secret of a great charcuterie board is to find fresh flavors and textures that work for you and your friends. Mix and match your favorite cheeses, meats, fruits, nuts and condiments for something wonderful and unique every time!
CHEESE: a selection of 3 or 4 is the way to go. One cheese should be soft and creamy; another firm and aged, another flavorful, and another that is seasonal and different. Some of our favorites include:
MEAT: a selection of 3 Italian sliced deli-meats is the magic number. Something spicy, something peppery, and something traditional. Some of our favorites include:
SPREADABLES: a selection of 1 or 2 gives you a nice balance. Something with an edge – and another that is a simple surprise. Some of my favorites include:
NUTS & CHOCOLATES: you can’t go wrong here at all with a selection of 3. Something simple and roasted, another spicy, and something sweet – the perfect trifecta of favorites. Popular choices include:
FRUITS & VEGETABLES: a selection of seasonal fruit and traditional vegies, both fresh and dried, gives you a nice balance and a burst of color. Some of our winter favorites are:
GARNISHES & CONDIMENTS: a simple selection of 2 or 3 rounds everything out – something sweet and something savory. Crowd favorites include:
CRACKERS & BREAD: a selection of 3 is the perfect amount – if you don’t have room on your platter, you can place them in a basket next to your board. Some favorites are:
FAVORITE WINES: Pick a few of your favorites and you’ve got an instant party! You can’t go wrong with a red and white, something dry and something sweet:
HOW I MAKE THIS:
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