A simple recipe and show-and-tell on how to make a Fall Charcuterie Board, perfect for fall breakfast and brunch get-togethers. Filled with all of the best fall flavors, with ideas, suggestions and variations to assemble your own brunch charcuterie boards.
1cupTrail Mix | I used an Omega3 Cranberry Trail Mix from Trader Joe's
1 1/2cupsGluten-Free Snack | try these Clean Snax from Melissa's Produce.
1log Sweet Cheese | I opted for this sweetcreamy blueberry goat cheese from Trader Joe's
1sleeve crackers | Try these Nairn's Gluten-Free Oatcakes.
1/2cupChocolate | I used a healthier pomegranate dark chocolate.
4-8 6-8ozcontainers pumpkin yogurt | Purchase or make your own delicious Pumpkin Swirl YogurtI made these ahead of time!
1 - 1 1/2cupsHearty Granola | try making your own Praline Granola!
4-8mini Scones | I made Cinnamon Crunch sconesbut Pumpkin scones would also be amazing! Or feel free to purchase a mini baked treat!
Fresh Fruit | Melissa's sent me these sweet red Muscato grapes and I added fresh raspberriesMandarin oranges and some green grapes as well. Small package of each.
1package Cheese Straws | I added these Trader Joe's cheese straws for variety and height.
1/2cupCinnamon Cashews | These are Whole Foods brandcinnamon wrapped cashews, delicious and healthy! Or just plain cashews, walnuts, almonds or pecans.
Large Charcuterie Boardsee notes for ideas
STEP 1 | Prep and Wash all ingredients going onto board
Start by gathering small and medium bowls, and place your mixes, nuts, candies, and loose nibbles into bowls and jars.
Wash fruit, and allow to sit for a few minutes on some paper towels to absorb the water. Remove cheese from fridge about 20 minutes before serving, this will give it time to soften.
Step 2 | Assemble Breakfast Charcuterie
Watch the video below for the show and tell version on how to make this easy brunch charcuterie boards! P.S. There is no right or wrong way to make a charcuterie board!
If using a board or tray, make sure it is food safe (it should say on the bottom of the board); if not, or for easy clean up line with parchment or butcher paper.
If desired, lay down some non-toxic leaves, to add an all-natural, seasonal look -- I purchased mine from our grocery florist.
Start from the center, working your way outward. I used the bowl of granola to anchor the eye for the center of the board, then surrounded the bowl with the jars of yogurt.
Near an edge, so people can get at it easily, place the cheese log and crackers -- don't forget a cheese spreader.
Add any larger objects (cheese straws, oranges, scones, cookies, etc)
Then start tucking in your small bowls filled with nuts, chocolates, fruit and other nibbles.
Use the grapes and raspberries to fill in your gaps, as well as a nibble that will stand on its own.
This is the oversized food-safe wooden tray that I used, but feel free to use other shapes and sizes as well. You can find lots of styles at places like TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, World Market and Target!
Variety of small and medium bowls.
I always am asked about my jars, these mini Weck tulip shaped jars are perfect for yogurt!
*Charcuterie Boards and Trays | Be creative, you might even have something around the house you can use, lazy Susan, trays, cutting boards; you can even cover your table or counter with plastic wrap and then line with butcher paper if you don't have a board. I love this large Magnolia Wooden Tray from Target. TFC PRO TIP #1 | Make sure your board is food safe, if not, you can still use it, but I do suggest lining it with butcher paper or parchment paper.TFC PRO TIP# 2 | There is no right or wrong way to assemble a charcuterie board, there is no right or wrong items to put on a grazing board. This will be delicious using brands, products, fruits, cheese, crackers that you enjoy! These are simply suggestions to take some of the guess work out of it!