Charcuterie boards don’t have to be all cheeses, cured meats, and olives (though all these foods are great, too). You can do so much with your handmade Rustix board. If you need a little inspiration, here are five creative charcuterie board ideas you might not have thought of before!
Taco Bar Charcuterie
Take your charcuterie south (and south again) of the border down Mexico way with a Taco Bar Board! It’s a creative way to enjoy tacos, quesadillas, taco salads, and burrito bowls. Pack your Rustix board with homemade guacamole, pico de gallo and salsa and arrange a selection of meat and veggie fillings, hard and soft taco shells, and chips. Pair with margaritas (or a tequila flight) for the perfect night in!
Are you looking to plus up breakfast? Maybe it’s Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, and you need something impressive to deliver to mom or dad as they relax. Maybe it’s your anniversary, and you want something special to start the day off right. It could just be any old Tuesday! Whatever the occasion, a Build-Your-Own Breakfast Charcuterie Board is a creative way to tackle the most important meal of the day.
You can take this in many directions. If you have a sweet tooth in the morning, a selection of waffles or French toast with all the fixings is ideal. If you’re more of an omnivore, you can arrange bacon and eggs beautifully on your Rustix charcuterie board. Bacon is, after all, a type of cured meat, so it counts as charcuterie!
A S’mores board is sure to please all tastes! Start with the essentials: graham crackers, chocolate, and roasted marshmallow. After that, it’s up to you! Here are some ideas to add to your S’mores Charcuterie:
- Peanut butter cups
- Banana slices
- Pretzel bites
- Marshmallow fluff (in case you can’t roast your marshmallows)
- Candied bacon
- Chocolate-covered potato chips
- Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Dessert Board
A Hot Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie Board can be as beautiful as ordinary charcuterie, and it’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Arranging all your toppings – marshmallows, candy cane pieces, whipped cream, caramel, and more – on a natural piece of local wood couldn’t be more festive!
Make your hot chocolate in a large slow cooker, placing it next to the board so everyone can serve themselves. Pile the soft marshmallows high and load your beautiful Rustix charcuterie board with all the best hot chocolate fixings. Everyone will have a great time making their hot chocolate creations.
Holiday Milk & Cookies Charcuterie
Santa sees millions of milk-and-cookie plates waiting for him – why not make his stop at your home a special one by setting up a Holiday Milk & Cookies Charcuterie Board?
It can start as your Christmas Eve dessert – make some homemade gingerbread or chocolate chip cookies, an array of seasonal goodies (chocolates, popcorn balls, clementines, etc.), and fire up a holiday movie for the family. When it’s time for bed, place the charcuterie board and a glass of milk (or “Santa’s” favourite beverage) on the mantle. Once the kids are in bed, you’ll make the evening placing the presents under the tree more special for yourself!