How to Make an Autumn Charcuterie Board with Trader Joe’s Fall Items

2020-10-30T19:40:32+00:00October 30th, 2020|Appetizers, Holiday, Recipes|

Autumn Charcuterie Board:

I love making charcuterie boards because they make for a no-fuss party option, snack option, or even a loaded dinner option.  And for this autumn inspired charcuterie board, I used all my fall favorites from Trader Joe’s.

What is a charcuterie board?

Charcuterie, it is pronounced [shahr-koo-tuhree]. And it is basically an art of creating and assembling a variety of meats and cheese. Learn more about how to prep your own here.

Preparing charcuterie board:

I like to have a theme or color scheme I am striving to achieve before getting started. And since Halloween is around the corner, I wanted to do an autumn inspired board, with a small touch of Halloween (hence the pepper jack ghost cheese). And my last rule of thumb, no empty space! Don’t be afraid to load up your boards, the more the merrier.

Trader Joe’s fall favorites:

Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite stores to shop at during the holidays. And so I wanted to create my charcuterie board with my fall favorites from Trader Joe’s. But don’t worry if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, you can still create an amazing autumn charcuterie board with items that are available to you.

Meats:

Italian Dry Salami

Cheese:
  1. White Stilton Cheese with cranberries
  2. Limited Edition Washed Rind Cheese Autumn
  3. Apricot cherry cranberry goat’s milk cheese
  4. Creamy Toscano cheese dusted with cinnamon
  5. Pepper jack cheese
  6. Mini brie bites

Crackers:

Pumpkin cranberry crisps

Fruit:
  1. Blueberries
  2. Pomegranate
  3. Sliced pears
Nuts:
  1. Maple Almonds
  2. Truffle Marcona Almonds
  3. Chocolate covered almonds
Sweet:
  1. Homemade pumpkin and apple butter (but feel free to pick up a jar at Trader Joe’s)
  2. Manuka Honey
Olives:

Black or green olives

Decor and garnish:

Mini white pumpkins and fresh sage

Assembling the board:

I start by adding the small bowls filled with olives, pumpkin and apple butter, nuts, and Manuka honey to my board. And then I feel in the rest around those small bowls. And don’t worry, things can be moved around if you start and don’t like the placement of certain items. Because assembling the boards should be fun not stressful!

 

I hope this helps a little when it comes to assembling your own charcuterie boards at home. And of course I love seeing all your creations over on Instagram, so be sure to tag me in your creations so I can see!