Make this easy Valentine’s Day charcuterie board for your romantic stay at home date night.
Why You’ll Love this Valentines Day Charcuterie Board
Valentine Charcuterie Board Ingredients
Frosted Valentine’s cookies
- Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters (available here on Amazon)
- Shot Glass
How to Make this Charcuterie Board for Valentine’s Day
Using the larger and smaller heart shaped cookie cutters, cuts hearts into each of the cheese slices.
Wash the cookie cutters, then set them on the charcuterie board and fill with Valentine’s candies. Arrange the rest of the valentine treats onto the board.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS
- more variety of sliced meats
- change up your choice of cheeses
- add heart shaped chocolates
- add a smattering of nuts
- choose your favorite Valentines day candy
- turn this into more of a dessert charcuterie board like this pretty one from Sugar and Charm
TIPS & TRICKS
- I found it quite a bit easier to fold the salami slices over a shot glass; folding them over a hard surface makes this part a breeze.
- After assembling the slices, reach in to the bottom of the glass and pinch the meat slices while twisting into a floral shape.
- Using cold cheese slices when cutting out the heart shapes was much easier and cleaner than using cheese that is at room temperature.
- Using a heart shape charcuterie board would have been even better!
- Instead of laying the candies right on the board, you could fill heart shaped bowls with them instead.
- Add nuts to this delicious board by filling small bowls and setting them on the board.
- It’s easy to make this Valentines charcuterie in just the amount you need. However, if you are making larger beautiful boards for a Valentine’s Day party, you can store leftovers by removing the crackers, candies and cookies and refrigerating just the meat roses and cheese covered.
- Store crackers, candies and cookies separately in plastic wrap.
Charcuterie Board FAQ’s
- Boards usually follow a 3-3-3-3 rule, meaning you use 3 different types of each of the meats, cheese, nuts, and fruits. Breads too would fall in this category, if you are using them.
- If you know any of the guests who have an allergy to nuts, you are of course better off to just exclude using them at all.
- Common nuts to use on boards include walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews and pistachios.
Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board
- Using the heart shaped cookie cutters, cuts hearts into the cheese slices.
- Using a shot glass, make pepperoni roses by placing the pepperoni onto the glass overlapping.
- Then remove the pepperoni and arrange into a rose shape.
- Arrange the valentine treats onto the board.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 7g