Create the spookiest Halloween Charcuterie Board for your next party! Filled with an assortment of your favorite cheeses, meats, crackers, fresh fruits, nuts and other fun and horrific treats!
Oh, I love this time of year and had so much fun making this festive Halloween Charcuterie Board! is sure to be a hit with everyone! A delicious sweet and savory combo of your favorite cheeses, meats, crackers, fresh fruit, nuts and other fun additions. Add spooky decorations and you have the ultimate Halloween-ready themed board!
Why I Love This Charcuterie Board
- So easy to customize and fun to make!
- A delicious sweet and savory combination that everyone can enjoy.
- Spooky decorations make this board extra festive.
- A great addition to a Halloween party, an after-school snack board for the kids, or a quick appetizer to share with friends.
How to make a Halloween charcuterie board
Everyone has different tastes, so I always like to have a wide variety of cheeses, but I like to have at least 3 different cheeses on the board (hard, soft and semi-soft). Here’s what I used:
- Cheddar cheese – This has always been a classic favorite and the bright orange looks great with the Halloween theme. halloween cookie cutter No cheese is wasted here, so cut the pumpkin out of the cheese and cut all the remaining cheese “scraps” into cubes.
- Bree – I like to have a variety of hard and soft cheeses on my board and the creamy brie is always a winner! small cookie cutter You can also top with honey or jam. Make sure the brie is really cool and firm before using the cutter. Otherwise the cheese will be too soft. I’ve also found that slicing the brie in half before using the cookie cutter helps, not only does it double the ghosting, but it makes pushing the cookie cutter much easier.
- jalapeno pepper jack – I love spicy cheese options and this is what I always have on my board. I cut the cheese into cubes for added height and dimension, but you can also create cheese slices , or can be left as is. Smoked gouda and goat cheese are also good.
- mozzarella balls –Mozzarella is not a cheese I usually add to my board, but it made the perfect “eyeball” for my spooky Halloween spread! fun candy eyeballs I added variation to the board by arranging balls on top of each other in bowls.
Along with the cheese, I always like to put different cured meats on the board as well. Here’s how I used it:
- prosciutto – This has always been a cheese board favorite. skeleton I thought it would be fun to fill my chest with this uncured ham! This was done by rolling the meat, cutting it in half, and placing the cut ends on the skeleton.
- Genova salami – You can’t go wrong with this choice. I love how easy this salami is to work with when styling my board. I like to fold them and arrange them around cheese and bowls, or stack salami in specific areas to fill gaps and add dimension.
fresh and dried fruits
When creating this Halloween-themed board, I wanted to stick to fruits, which are plentiful this season. Here’s what I used:
- Grape – We love adding grapes to our board at any time of the year! They always look great when displayed and the green color looks great with the Halloween colors we are aiming for.
- Blackberry – Blackberry’s deep gorgeous color screams ‘creepy’ to me! Figs are also a great option.
- apple slice – Matching the fall season, fresh apples are in their place! I used green apples to match the color of the board, but any kind of apple will do.
- dried apricots – I like to mix fresh and dried fruits on my charcuterie board and this orange color goes with the theme.
Your cheese needs a ride, right?? I like to use an assortment of different crackers to add a nice variety and options that everyone will love. Try crackers in different sizes and shapes. please look. Good find at Trader Joe’s! To display them, you can spread them around the cheese, spread them in different places, or even stack them in the crevices of the board. The possibilities are endless and offering great versatility is always a plus!
Here you have a place to add many more little fun items and garnishes that not only make your board super fun to look at.
- We added walnuts, chocolate-covered peanuts, and pimento-stuffed green olives to add an element of spookiness.
- Other fun options include Marcona almonds, spicy pecans and cashews, other salty items like pickles, and even delicious spreads like jams, honey, and even hummus.
- I also tried various decorations fake plastic spiders Makes boards look spooky and makes these fun skeleton hand Added the perfect finishing touch!oh don’t forget spider web!
- Also classic candy corn and
What kind of board should I use?
Depending on where you’re displaying this platter, I usually medium boardbut this is where you can get creative! You don’t have to stick to just the classic cheese board. cutting boardround or square wooden pizza boarddifferent types of serving platters, slate or stone Alternatively, you can use a large baking sheet.Honestly any flat surface will work. You can also place the brown paper underneath and assemble it on the table. Talk about the ultimate centerpiece. It doesn’t matter what you have at home, this board A personal favorite for everyday fun, the handle makes it easy to carry.
Tips and tricks for making this cheese board
- When assembling your Halloween cheese board, you’ll want to start by placing the largest items first, such as the small bowls you’ll use for spreading with the cheese. Small items such as nuts and dried fruits can be easily dropped into the pile to fill in the gaps, making the board much easier to build.
- Slicing the cheese in different ways, shredding it, or leaving it whole gives it great texture and dimension.
- If you’re using a smaller board, pick just two cheeses and spread them out on different parts of the board. This gives the illusion that the board is fuller and richer. Or use the oversized board to add textures, bowls, and other fun items.
- Try adding different spreads that can be served in different bowls, such as fig or apricot jam, honey mustard, hummus, honey, etc. Don’t forget the spreader and cheese knife!
- Cheese tastes best at room temperature, so I like to assemble the cheese board about an hour or half an hour in advance, keeping the plastic wrap on so the cheese doesn’t dry out.
- Don’t forget the wine!
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- 16 oz sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz creamy brie cheese rounds
- 8 oz jalapeno pepper jack cheese
- 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella Balls (Chilegin) decorative eyeball
- 4 oz prosciutto
- 4 oz Genova salami
- green grapes
- green apple slice
- dried apricots
- All bagel seasoned crackers
- fig and olive potato chips
- As with any bowl, start by adding the largest item first ( skeleton if using it), add all the cheese.
- Then add meat and fruit.
- Then fill in all the voids with a variety of crackers, nuts, and chocolate-covered peanuts. small spider and other fun additions. fun!