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Delicious Summer Charcuterie Board Recipe in 6 Easy Steps

Photo above featuring Home Euphoria's Classy Charcuterie Board Set with Hidden Drawer and 4 Cheese Knives

by Tulsi Patel

       Quick and easy steps on how to put together the Ultimate Grazing Board for you. This Summer Charcuterie board is great to share with family and friends. This one is also perfect for Grill Lovers out there as it includes Bacon and Truffle Hot Sauce!

       What makes this Charcuterie Board unique is that I picked a perfect combination of crowd pleasing flavors: sweet, salty, spicy.

        I doubt it'll last longer than ten minutes at any Summer get-together, so don’t be shy to grab what you can before it’s all gone!

        Let’s break it down:

Step 1: The Cheeses 

          This is probably my favorite part of any grazing board. For this board, we went with a mixture of spicy, smoky, and creamy cheeses. Not only does this combination of cheeses make you feel like you're at a real cookout, but it really complements the overall theme of this grazing board.

Step 2: The Meats 

          If you love digging into good quality meat, this component of the board is a real winner. I like to use a mixture of cured meats, so for this board we included some thick slices of pepperoni and peppered salami. However, the biggest hit was the BACON, because, well... who doesn’t love bacon?!



Some other options when shopping for the meats for your board include:

  • Prosciutto
  • Soppressata
  • Salami
  • Turkey/Ham Slices

Step 3: Dips & Spreads 

          When choosing the ideal dips and spreads to put on your board, the most important thing to remember is how the dips will complement everything else on the board. For our selection of meats and cheeses, we wanted to do things a bit different and include dijon mustard (perfect with some pepperoni), fig jam (the combination with some cheese and bacon is AMAZING), and last but not least, some truffle hot sauce- a crowd favorite! 

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Step 4: Fruits & Veggies 

          There's nothing like fresh and dried fruit to really brighten up your board and give it that WOW factor! The crunch of some veggies from the garden or the local farmers market are sure to bring this board to life. My favorite component on this board are the Turkish dried apricots; they brought home the gold medal for our ultimate summer charcuterie board!


Photo above featuring Home Euphoria's Classy Charcuterie Board Set with Hidden Drawer and 4 Cheese Knives 

Step 5: The Crunch 

          When choosing the perfect “crunch” component on this Summer Charcuterie Board, we went with lightly salted pistachios, twisted cheese sticks, and parmesan crisps. This step is a chance to grab some of your favorite snacks out of the pantry and throw them on the board to enjoy, guilt-free!

Step 6: Sweets

          The best and last part to satisfy your pickiest guest is to place something sweet on your grazing board! There are no limits to this step so grab chocolates and candies and spread something sweet all around for everyone to enjoy! We used white chocolate covered pretzels, and a mixture of some white and dark chocolates.

          By following these six easy steps, your deliciously unique summer grazing board is sure to win over family and friends! Not only is this fun to make, allowing you to use your creativity, it beats the traditional and sometimes overdone boards by a long shot. There's no right or wrong way when creating the ultimate board for summer entertaining, so feel free to switch up the ingredients with items that make it unique!

          If you make your own snack board this Summer, be sure to snap a pic and tag @spreadgathergraze and @homeuphoria on Instagram and Facebook, so we can see your creations.

 Photo above featuring Home Euphoria's Classy Charcuterie Board Set with Hidden Drawer and 4 Cheese Knives