How to Make a Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board
Serve a spread that has all the things you’d expect on a classic charcuterie board, but give it a seasonal flair to win the holiday.
Both large and small boards can be used for this classic spread, but keep in mind that larger boards create an impact with more room for variety.
1. Start With a Cheeseball
Begin filling your board with larger items, such as this easy-to-make pumpkin-shaped cheeseball with leaf-shaped tortilla chips.
2. Create Anchor Points
Continue to add other larger items, such as wheels of brie, cranberry cheddar and bowls of mixed nuts for seasonal flavor. These will be the anchor points for the rest of your ingredients.
3. Add a Swirl of Crackers
Tile crackers around the natural curve of the cheeses for easy styling.
4. Stand Up the Cold Cuts
Fold salami rounds into quarters, then arrange them neatly beside the cheeses forming a ruffled pattern next to the crackers.
5. Fill the Blank Spaces
Fill in gaps around the cheeses using dried fruits, pretzels and nuts.
6. Include Some Sweets
Add some sweetness to the board with seasonal pumpkin-spice pretzels and mini pecan tarts.
7. Add Finishing Touches
Embellish the board with fresh items in the form of crudites, apple slices, herbs, and food-safe flowers for decoration.