You’ve probably seen gorgeous charcuterie board displays online and wondered if you could create them for when you entertain. The best charcuterie boards are beautiful and have the right amount of space for all of the delicious things that you want to serve on them.
You might wonder: Is a charcuterie board the same as a cutting board? Well, I’ll tell you. A cutting board can double as a charcuterie board, but not all charcuterie boards can be used as a cutting board.
Charcuterie boards are intended to be beautiful (not scratched up by knife blades), they can have sections that would make using it as a cutting board difficult. Some charcuterie boards can even be engraved and personalized.
Mastering making charcuterie boards and grazing tables will improve your ability to entertain guests-and that is important for holidays and parties!
Best Charcuterie Boards
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7 Best Charcuterie Boards to Use for Your Party
When entertaining, you want your charcuterie board to be functional, but also beautiful. A beautiful board not only is the basis for a classy food display, but it can also be a great conversation starter! If you are thinking about buying a charcuterie board, but don't know where to start, let me give you some inspiration!
Personalized Handmade Cutting Board
This gorgeous cutting board is personalized to celebrate the couple who owns it. It's the perfect wedding gift! While it can be used as a cutting board, it makes a beautiful charcuterie board display and family keepsake. You can also order matching coasters! It comes in several sizes: 12 inch by 16 inch, ten inch by fourteen inch, or a compact board sized at eight inches by twelve inches. The rich color in the photo is walnut wood board, from which the largest board is made.
Large acacia wood cheese board with knife set, bowls and plate
I am in love with this acacia wood cheese board. It has interchangeable marble and slate center sections that add beauty and style. It has four hidden drawers that pull out to give more serving surfaces, ceramic dishes, and includes cheese knife and other serving utensils. The board measures 18.54 x 14.06 x 3.31 inches.
Whole House Worlds Gastro Chic Mango Wood Cutting Boards with hanging straps
This set of two paddle-style handmade mango wood cutting boards may be used to prepare food as a cutting board or they can be used them as serving boards. (I would definitely use them as serving boards because they're so pretty!). The boards are sized 14.25 inches in diameter and 11.75 inches in diameter. Full lengths of the boards, including paddle handles, are 17.25 inches and 15/25 inches, respectively. They are a kitchen supply staple for presenting beautiful charcuterie board food displays!
Customized Magnetic Cheese and Meat Board, Engraved Double-Sided Serving Tray
This beautiful acacia charcuterie board has three sections that can be arranged in the order that you like. The natural wood pieces connect with magnets. Each piece is double-sided so that you can achieve different looks and accommodate a variety of foods. With the three combined pieces, the board is 31 inches long! Wouldn't this look amazing on your dining room table?
Unique Bamboo Cheese Board, Charcuterie Platter and Serving Tray
This natural affordably-priced bamboo wood serving board is the perfect complement to your food display for your next gathering. The beautifully engraved board is 15.5 inches x 10 inches x 1 inch and is the perfect meat and cheese board for any dinner party. Just add your favorite meats and cheeses, nuts, and crackers to make a beautiful appetizer tray.
Brazos Home Dark Walnut Wood Seasoned Cutting Board
This gorgeous handmade dark walnut charcuterie board is perfect for serving your guests meats, cheeses, sliced fruits, and other delectables in style! It would be a cherished wedding gift, anniversary gift, Mother's Day gift, or birthday gift. This large 16 inch by 8 inch paddle-style board is made in the USA and stylish enough that you could display it in your kitchen rather than hiding it in the cupboards.
Analon Pantryware white marble and teak wood serving board
This lovely Grecian marble charcuterie board has teak wood accents and is 10 inches in diameter. It makes a stylish gift for weddings, Mother's Day, birthdays, and other occasions. It is easy to care for and looks amazing as party of a dinner party food display!
Once you have purchased the best charcuterie board for your needs, you will want ideas to design your charcuterie board display. You can check out my how to make a charcuterie board post or find charcuterie board inspiration on Pinterest.
Charcuterie Board Care
Keep in mind once you own a gorgeous charcuterie board, you need to care for it to keep it beautiful. You should not wash them in the dishwasher. Just wipe them clean with water and a clean cloth.
You will also need to oil it with a food grade cutting board oil every five washes or so to preserve the wood. Once you have oiled the board, wipe off any excess oil and allow it to air dry. Be sure to let it dry completely before putting it in the cabinet.
I hope you become as obsessed with creating charcuterie boards as I am…because I will probably write about them again. I can’t help myself! My daughter’s wedding reception is in a couple of weeks and I will be doing a bunch of boards then. Pictures to come!
See you next time!
P.S. If you give making charcuterie boards a try, be sure to let me know what you think! Better yet, tag me on Instagram and show me a picture of your gorgeous board!