Our Personalized Charcuterie Boards will be the Highlight of Your Holiday Party
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means you’ll soon be attending holiday parties left and right - and maybe even hosting your own. Hosting is a huge responsibility and can be stressful at times, but it is also incredibly rewarding when your guests are still reminiscing about the night several months later.
A gorgeous charcuterie board filled with seasonal and warming ingredients is sure to make your holiday party one to remember. In the last few years, charcuterie boards have become a party staple, thanks to their versatility, convenience, and affordability.
Our personalized charcuterie boards at J Thomas Home can complete your holiday party and are a beautiful way to serve your guests. When you create your delicious display on one of our custom charcuterie boards, there’s no doubt your family and friends will be asking where it's from. You’ll be proud to say it’s J Thomas Home.
If you haven’t hopped on the charcuterie trend quite yet, don’t worry. In this guide, we’ll reveal how to make the perfect charcuterie board for your holiday celebration with our custom products from J Thomas Home.
What is Charcuterie?
Charcuterie is a beautiful presentation of refined flavors. These boards contain a variety of meats and cheeses accompanied by an assortment of fruit, nuts, jams, and crackers. Great as an appetizer, they’re the perfect addition to any party and will keep your guests happy and satisfied.
Crafting Your Charcuterie Board
The beauty of a charcuterie board is that it can be customized to fit guest preferences, time of year, or a specific occasion. To create a festive charcuterie board ready for your party, you’ll need one that incorporates the flavors of the holidays and winter weather.
Using both salty and savory meats will not only add variety to your charcuterie board, but will also offer your guests a selection of meats to try. Prosciutto, salami, and soppressata are easy to grab and complement most types of cheese and crackers.
Get creative with the presentation by arranging the meat into rosettes or folding it to be visually appealing. This will help organize and enhance your personalized charcuterie board.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to what cheese you’d like to fill your personalized charcuterie board. We recommend a mixture of both classic and creamy cheeses to satisfy all of your guests’ taste buds.
Classic, or hard, cheeses are kinds like cheddar, gouda, gruyere, parmesan, and goat cheese. Creamy, or soft, cheeses offer a mouth-watering, buttery flavor and include camembert, brie, cream cheese, and burrata, among others.
Creamy cheeses pair best with fruits and sweet wine, while classics deliciously accommodate nuts.
Crackers and Nuts
An array of crackers, bread, and nuts are vital for your winter charcuterie board. Spread creamy cheeses onto the crackers or top with meat for a bite bursting with flavor.
Artisan crackers, water biscuits, and herb crackers are crowd-favorites that pair well with bold flavors.
Nuts add a salty crunch to your custom charcuterie board and can fill empty space wherever needed. Try incorporating hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios and cashews.
Extras are the items that add color, flavor, and seasonal flare to your personalized charcuterie board. Try adding fresh or dried fruit, fresh herbs, chocolate, or jams to decorate your board and give it that “wow” factor.
For fruits, consider grapes, blueberries, apples, pomegranate and pears. Herbs like rosemary and thyme can also give your board some holiday-inspired pizazz.
Assemble Your Board
Now that you’ve picked out your favorite ingredients, it’s time to bring your board to life. Once you assemble your custom charcuterie board, it’ll be ready for your guests to enjoy all night long.
Search online for some inspiration on how to arrange your board. No matter what you come up with, your personalized charcuterie board is guaranteed to make a statement at your holiday party and will be cherished by your guests for years to come.
Shop Our Personalized Charcuterie Boards and More at J Thomas Home!
At J Thomas Home, our custom charcuterie boards near you are perfect for any occasion and are a special way to display your hors d’oeuvres at your next gathering.
The choice is yours between three beautiful personalization design options that can be engraved onto your board to make it truly yours. What’s more, our engraved charcuterie boards are designed with divided compartments to prevent your juicy olives from reaching your fresh cheese, so you can mix and match flavors just how you like.
If you’re looking for a personalized gift idea or just something extra to add to your holiday spread this year, our charcuterie boards are sure to please.
We can’t wait to hear from you soon!