If you can’t decide whether to serve a snack or dessert for your next get-together, this Chocolate and Cheese Charcuterie Board is the perfect option. It has both! And with everything store-bought except a 2-ingredient chocolate fondue, it couldn’t be any easier to put together.
What is a charcuterie board?
A charcuterie board is just a platter or board of cured meats and cheeses. These days, they’ve gotten quite elaborate. Click below to download a charcuterie cheatsheet so you’ll never forget what to put on your charcuterie board again!
What you need to make this Chocolate and Cheese Charcuterie Board
- a charcuterie board — if you don’t have one, you can use a cutting board or even a cookie sheet. But if you’re looking for a beautiful charcuterie board for sale, here are some of my favorites!
- deli-sliced Salami
- deli-sliced Pepperoni
- Havarti cheese
- goat cheese
- Kalamata olives
- fig marmalade or jam
- 2 small bars Toblerone chocolate
- heavy cream
- crackers (these are my favorite)
How to Make a Chocolate and Cheese Charcuterie Board
One of the best things about a charcuterie board is that it looks like you went to a lot of trouble, but most all the ingredients are store-bought. The only thing you have to make for this board is chocolate fondue.
And it only takes 2 ingredients and 5-10 minutes. Easy, right?
2-ingredient Chocolate Fondue
If you’ve never tasted Toblerone chocolate, you’re in for a treat. Toblerone is what my family uses every Christmas Eve for our annual cheese and chocolate fondue — it’s delicious! Don’t settle for chocolate melts or even chocolate chips when you can use Toblerone. It makes all the difference in taste.
To make the chocolate fondue, melt two bars of Toblerone chocolate along with 1/4-1/2 cup of heavy cream over low heat. I like to start with 1/4 cup and add a little as I go to thin the consistency. Make sure to stir regularly.
If you’re making it in the microwave, I suggest heating for 1 minute on 50% power and then to keep adding 30-second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is melted and it’s the consistency you want.
Be sure to melt your chocolate over low heat. If it’s too high, the chocolate will seize and become a thick gloppy mess.
Arranging your Charcuterie Board
Honestly, I’m still perfecting my charcuterie arrangements. But here is what I did to make this board…
1. Add your bowls first. Because they take up the most real estate, I placed my bowls of marmalade, olives, and chocolate fondue down first. (I used these adorable Pioneer Woman bowls for the fig marmalade and olives.)
2. Next, add your cheeses because they’re the next biggest ingredient space-wise.
3. Next, arrange your meat and fruit. I rolled my meats, but you can just as easily fold them or just spread them out into a row. For the fruits, arrange each type together, either in a pile or in rows.
4. Add in some crackers. If you don’t have enough room on your board, you can always place a smaller board or bowl with crackers to the side.
5. Add in your pistachios. You can fill in any empty holes with them, if you want.
Ideas for Serving a Chocolate and Cheese Charcuterie Board
I can think of several occasions where you could serve this board:
- Galentine’s Day. Celebrate friendship by inviting your friends over the day before Valentine’s Day for a Parks-and-Rec-inspired Galentine’s Day party. What could be better than serving chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie? Your friends will love you forever.
- Valentine’s Day. Why not fix a smaller version for your significant other for a cozy night in? Cheese and chocolate are romantic — believe me.
- Snack for a small group. When you need to serve a snack for a small group of people, this board is a great choice!
- Scale it up for a party. Use a bigger board and make an EPIC charcuterie board for a bigger group.
No matter when and where you serve this Chocolate and Cheese Charcuterie Board, it’s sure to be a hit. It’s the perfect recipe for gathering a small group of friends to enjoy snacks and dessert together. Make it for your next party!
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