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How to make an easy charcuterie board on a budget

How do you make a charcuterie board easily and on a budget? It happens to all of us who get intimidated by making a charcuterie board and never get started.
This is why we are here to help you make a charcuterie board simply and easy on your wallet! You've always wanted to make a fancy charcuterie board to impress your friends the next time they come over but don't know how!
Well if you want to know how you’re in the right place! This quick and easy charcuterie board is filled with simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing ingredients that can be assembled in just a few minutes and cheap!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Charcuterie, Charcuterie Board
Cost: 35

Ingredients

  • 1 wedge gouda cheese
  • 1 package thick cut colby jack cheese slices
  • 1 package assorted sliced salami and prosciutto
  • 1 box assorted crackers
  • 1 jar pepper jelly
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup marcona almonds
  • 1 cup chocolate covered pretzels

Instructions

  • For all steps-- refer to photo below for placement of ingredients. Use a 12-14 inch charcuterie board or serving tray if possible.
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  • Slice apple and cucumber into thin slices. Use cucumber to create a "cucumber river" down the center of your board.
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  • Fan out 3 sets of four or five apple slices and place one set at either end of the cucumber river on your board. Place the third set across the board, as shown in photo.
  • Place full wedge of Gouda on board
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  • Slice your pre-sliced Colby Jack cheese into triangles and layer together, as shown in photo.
  • Fold Salami and prosciutto into quarters and bunch together to show texture, next to your cucumber river.
  • Fan out at least two different cracker types, near the edge of your board.
  • Fill in any gaps in the board with the almonds and pretzels, to make it look full
  • Set your board next to a window with great lighting and snap your pic, because this cheese is Insta-worthy!