Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? I have to be honest, I’m not the most creative person when it comes to art-like projects. And to me, setting up a charcuterie board is an art project. So it goes without saying that I didn’t rush to start making charcuterie boards. But then, I started seeing breakfast boards, and I decided to challenge myself to create outside of my comfort zone. (The fact that I saw a board with waffles definitely helped the decision making process—I love waffles!)
I discovered that building a charcuterie board is not as difficult as I thought. There are just a few steps and considerations to keep in mind. Now that I understand the basics, I’m not intimidated. Here’s what you need to know:
- Pick a focal point. The board needs to be built around a key item or items that center the board aesthetically. In the case of my breakfast boards, one of the boards is centered with a bowl of scrambled egg. Another board is centered with a diagonal row of waffles.
- Place other food items around the centerpiece and spread out on the board. At this point, you just want your focal point dish and the larger items that compliment the focal dish. Don’t try to be overly symmetrical when placing items around the centerpiece