When family and friends gather at our home for New Year celebrations, one of my favorite things to pull together is a New Year Charcuterie Board – easily customized with cheese, meats, fruits, nuts and crackers. There’s no better way to ring in New Years Eve or have a quiet and relaxed celebration on New Years Day!
LET'S CELEBRATE AULD LANG SYNE!
An end-of-the-year, kick-off-a-new-year celebration should be BIG, and fun, and glorious!
For my New Year Charcuterie Board, I picked all of our holiday favorites, and lots of bubbly, shimmery and shiny gold and silver accents. Small mirrored-disco ball lights are not something I typically add to charcuterie boards, but they were perfect for this theme! A large cheese "clock" counting down to midnight added the little bit extra that makes this board so special!
FOR MY NEW YEAR CHARCUTERIE BOARD I USED:
THE BALL DROP...
For the little ones, I served sparkling apple cider in champagne flutes - they love to be able to toast with us when it's time! Everyone else loves cold bubbly champagne for New Years - whether we're toasting at midnight, or mixed with fresh fruit juices the next day for New Year Mimosas.
If you've never tried champagne gummy bears, you're in for a sweet surprise! I found these tiny champagne-bottle shaped brut and rose gummies at Trader Joes, and they are glorious!
As the night grew darker, the disco-ball lighted New Year Charcuterie Board was absolute fun and perfection!
FOR MY NEW YEAR 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:
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