If you know me at all, you know I love wine. If you know me even more, you know I love a cheese board. More specifically, a charcuterie board. These have been a staple at my mom’s house for years, and often a very popular pick for their Fork’s and Finger’s events too (although theirs are way more elaborate and meant to serve way more people!) Not only are they delicious, they’re so easy to put together and look beautiful when completed. If you’re entertaining, it’s a great chance for guests to gather around, chat, and also serve themselves! Stress free. The easy clean-up is just an added perk. I absolutely love the look of slate cheese boards, and since I already have the slate coasters I knew these were a perfect match. Most come with chalk too, which makes it even more fun! You can label where things are so that you’re not being pestered with questions by your guests, haha. I.e, “Is this a fig?” “What kind of cheese is this?”
As I’ve mentioned previously, Tommy and I have been watching Game of Thrones, and let me tell you, nothing in this world has made me want to drink wine and eat cheese more.. We lucked out because not only did my mom grab us these boards from Brooklyn Slate and an amazing set of Lunar knives for Christmas, but Tommy’s sister also got us this wonderful gift box filled with most of the fixings for a charcuterie board, including a 2010 bottle of Red, artichoke tapenade, crackers, aged salami and chocolate caramels. Um, score. All that this took was a quick trip to Trader Joe’s for some fruit, prosciutto and cheese, and VOILA – easiest cheese board I’ll ever make. Such a fun way to spend our Monday night binge watching GOT! (P.S., discount code for Brooklyn Slate at the end of this post!)
Do you guys ever make charcuterie boards? What are your favorite items to have on hand?
P.S. – Loving these slate cheese boards as much as I do? Head over to Brooklyn Slate website and enter the code AVALATELY at checkout for 15% off!
Have a great day!