If you are looking for ideas to feed a crowd and provide a beautiful spread, try making a this Fall Charcuterie Board. With all the flavors of the season, and easy to prepare, its a total win in my book! This Fall Charcuterie Board is perfect for grazing at any gathering, and will surely satisfy a crowd.
This Fall Charcuterie Board was perfect for our family's harvest party. We set up a movie outside, bonfire, and grazed on the yummy snacks all night. Both kids and adults loved it.
CHOOSING A BOARD
This is not a complicated step. Use what you have in your kitchen! Whether it's a large platter or cutting board, either will work. It can be round, square, rectangular...the point is that you want to be able to FILL IT UP to achieve that overflowing look. Also, check your cupboards for small dishes or ramekins to use for dips, small candies, or nuts.
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I was feeding adults and children for this occasion, so these boards were created to please both groups. Choose items based on the preferences of your guests. Also, choose a few items that will provide CONTRAST to make your board more visually appealing.
For the appetizer/snack board:
BAKERY: Check out the bakery section in your grocery store for artisan breads and crackers.
DELI: Choose a small variety of cured meats and cheeses
PRODUCE: Grab Honey Crisp apples, blueberries, blackberries and grapes.
NUTS: An assortment of nuts and definitely some pumpkin seeds!
SWEET: Add something sweet like caramel dipping sauce or fun candies.
For the S'mores board:
Gab your basic marshmallows and graham crackers, and then mix it up with the chocolate. A quick walk through the cookie/candy aisle, and you will find more than you need! Reeses Peanut Butter cups are always a hit!
ASSEMBLING THE BOARD
Put your dishes on the board first to figure out their placement, and decide what will go in them.
If you have a mini pumpkin or greenery, add that too. Then use the cheese slices, apple slices, or larger sized crackers to make a little path.This will give your board some movement visually. Now you can do the really fun part, and fill it all in! Don't overthink it!