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Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

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Celebrate love and friendship with a special Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board featuring a combination of cured meats, cheeses, fruits, and sweet chocolates. Whether you’re sharing it with a significant other or enjoying it with friends, this beautiful board is a perfect way to savor the occasion.

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board in a heart-shaped container.

There is no better way to express love than food, right?

A Valentine’s Day Charcuterie spread is a great way to create a memorable night with your loved ones! This heart-shaped charcuterie board, filled with snacks, is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday of love! Perfect for a romantic date night or to share with friends for a ” galentines” celebration.

With a variety of snacks including savory cheeses, cured meats, rich chocolates, and fresh fruits, it’s sure to warm hearts and satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

It includes all the Valentine’s Day favorite treats like strawberries, chocolates, and heart shaped foods.

The best part? This Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board feast is easy to assemble, making it a hassle-free yet impressive addition to your celebration.

Ready to learn how to make this Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board? Read on!

Why You’ll Love This Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

Versatile: With the variety of snacks, this Valentine’s Day board scores full points on being versatile. Feel free to add your favorite foods for a personal touch.

Fun to Make. Use your creativity to add that WOW factor. Add love notes or some pink sprinkles – go all out to make your Valentine feel special.

No Hassle Board. The best part about this fun charcuterie board is how easy it is to make. No crazy prep time, no hard-to-find ingredients.

Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Heart-Shaped Board: Use a heart-shaped wooden board or a heart shaped candy box. Both are perfectly Valentine-themed. I’m using the lid of an inexpensive heart candy box like this one on Amazon. You can also find these at dollar stores a few weeks before the holiday. No mess, simply throw away after using.
  • Heart Cookie Cutters: You’ll need a large, small, and mini heart-shaped cookie cutter to make the same designs on this Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. Feel free to add as many heart-shaped foods as you like – nothing’s stopping you!
  • Drinking Glass: You’ll need a glass to use as the form for making the salami roses. 
  • Small Bowls: Use small bowls for any tiny sweet treats you add so they are easily contained.

Ingredients

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board in a heart-shaped container with ingredients labeled with text overlay.

Cheeses

Cheese is a classic charcuterie board staple. Pick your favorite cheeses to pair with cured meats. 

  • Cut each cheese into different shapes to achieve a fancy look. Cut the soft cheese like Brie and Colby Jack into heart shapes. As for the hard cheeses like cheddar and blue cheese, chop them into cubes.
  • Pepper Jack, Manchego Spanish Cheese, and blueberry goat cheese will make an excellent addition to this delicious charcuterie board.

Meats

Add a variety of meats for different flavors and textures. 

  • Make pretty salami roses to decorate for Valentine’s Day.
  • Include Genoa salami for its bright and tangy flavor and uncured sweet Sopressata for its sweetness.
  • Also use uncured sweet Capocollo and Prosciutto.

Fruits

  • Add fresh fruit options to your grazing board for a more flavor. 
  • Fresh strawberries, grapes, and raspberries are all a perfect addition. They’ll balance the savory meats and cheeses and also bring in some color.
  • Castelvetrano Italian Green Olives

Crackers

  • Did you find Heart-shaped crackers? Super cute!
  • Grab a mix of plain and flavored crackers like rosemary and sea salt for variety.

Sweet Treats

Valentine’s Day without chocolates? Who are we kidding?

  • You’ll need a few dark chocolate hearts to sprinkle about the board.
  • Add a small bowl of heart-shaped jelly beans or Conversation Hearts.
  • A handful of chocolate covered almonds.
  • Small jar of jam to smother your crackers with before piling on the meats and cheeses.

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

STEP 1: Salami Roses

STEP 2: Cheese Hearts

  • Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut heart shapes in sliced cheese.

STEP 3: Heart Brie

  • Use a large heart cookie cutter and press over the Brie to create the heart shape.
  • Using a mini heart shaped cookie cutter to press out a small heart in the top corner.
  • Place the heart shaped brie cheese on the board.

STEP 4:Add Larger Items

  • Sliced blueberry goat cheese, salami roses, and any bowls on the board.
  • Surround the brie wheel with rolled salami, rolled pepperoni, rolled prosciutto, and rolled dry coppa.
  • Place the fruits and crackers on the board in various locations.
  • Now place the cheese chunks and slices of cheese on the board.

STEP 5: Fill in the Gaps

  • Take your extra items and fill in the holes.

Partially made valentine's day charcuterie board.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use small bowls and skewers to organize your charcuterie platter.
  • Don’t worry too much about the first placement of an item. As you add more, simply shuffle groupings as needed.
  • If using a heart candy box, you can use a moisture-resistant liner on the bottom of the box to keep it dry.
  • When cutting shapes in cheese, like these cheese hearts, make sure the cheese is still cold and slightly tough. It’ll be easier and less messy.

Variations

There are so many fun ways to create your own masterpiece! Here are fun ideas to you can add:

  • Include a variety of Valentine candy.
  • Add your favorite cookies or pink treats.
  • Any red fruit will look great! Try adding red apple slices, sugared cranberries or sweet cherries.

Want to add gorgeous chocolate dipped strawberries? Here’s how to make Valentine strawberries!

Can I Add Jams and Spreads?

Yes, you can! The more, the merrier.

  • Make this easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Fruit Dip for dipping your strawberries and grapes.
  • Serve a bowl of plum jam and cranberry sauce for color and flavor variety.
  • Play up the savory charcuterie board meats with a honey mustard, fig jam, or spicy raspberry spread.

How to Store Leftover Charcuterie Bites?

Keep the leftovers fresh in an airtight container until you’re ready to use them again. I recommend using them within 3-4 days.

Some leftovers, like salami roses, can be frozen for up to a month.

How to Use Leftover Charcuterie Bites?

If you have leftovers, you can use the fruits to make smoothies or simply grab a few bites for a snack.

Layer the thin slices of meat in your sandwiches along with cheese.

As for chocolate… just pop them in your mouth when you need a sweet treat!

More Valentine’s Day Recipes to Love

Don’t worry if you don’t have time to bake and cook this Valentine’s Day. Just make some heart-shaped treats with store-bought goodies and set them in a heart-shaped box – it’s that simple! I hope you love birds will try this Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board and cherish the memories for years.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yield: 6

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board in a heart-shaped container.

Celebrate love and friendship with a special Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board featuring a combination of cured meats, cheeses, fruits, and sweet chocolates. Whether you're sharing it with a significant other or enjoying it with friends, this beautiful board is a perfect way to savor the occasion.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Cheeses

  • Brie Wheel, cut into a heart
  • Cheddar, cubes
  • Pepper Jack, cubes
  • Manchego Spanish Cheese
  • Colby Jack slices, cut into hearts
  • Blueberry goat cheese

Meats

  • 3 Salami Hearts
  • 8 oz Genoa salami
  • 8 oz Uncured Sweet Sopressata
  • 8 oz Uncured Sweet Capocollo
  • 8 oz Prosciutto

Fruits

  • 1⁄2 cup Strawberries, sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup Grapes
  • 1⁄2 cup Raspberries

Nuts

  • Chocolate Covered Almonds

Crackers

  • 2 Varieties of Crackers

Sweet Treats

  • Heart Shaped Chocolates
  • Heart Shaped Jelly Beans or Conversation Hearts
  • Jam, small jar

Instructions

Salami Roses

  1. Make 3 Salami Roses - see my Christmas Charcuterie Board for instructions on how to make salami roses.

Cheese Hearts

  1. Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut heart shapes in sliced cheese.

Heart Brie

  1. Use a large heart cookie cutter and press over the Brie to create the heart shape.
  2. Using a mini heart shaped cookie cutter to press out a small heart in the top corner.
  3. Place the heart shaped brie cheese on the board.

Add Larger Items

  1. Sliced blueberry goat cheese, salami roses, and any bowls on the board.
  2. Surround the brie wheel with rolled salami, rolled pepperoni, rolled prosciutto, and rolled dry coppa.
  3. Place the fruits and crackers on the board in various locations.
  4. Now place the cheese chunks and slices of cheese on the board.

Fill in the Gaps

  1. Take your extra items and fill in the holes.

Notes

See recipe post for extra tips and variations.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 29gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 509mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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