Create a Valentine’s Charcuterie Board to celebrate the holiday! Add a mix of items to balance sweet and savory treats, including heart-shaped food items and more.
This board would be great to serve for a Galentine’s get-together or Valentine’s party!
Either way, it’s a memorable way to enjoy this holiday of love.
Get the directions on how to put it together down below.
Valentine Charcuterie Board
Our heart-shaped charcuterie board is perfect for your upcoming Galentine’s or Valentine’s Party!
Filled with an assortment of sweets, meats, and treats, this board comes together super easy.
Plus, putting together a charcuterie board is always an easy option when hosting. And to be honest, it can be the perfect girl dinner.
Ingredients used on our board:
- Heart-shaped Palmiers French Pastry
- Dark Chocolate Covered Honey Grahams with heart sprinkles (Home Goods)
- Ghirardelli Heart-shaped chocolate
- Manchego cheese
- Italian Dry Salame
- Pink Strawberry Flavored Heart-Shaped Pretzels (Target)
- Heart-shaped Macaroons
- Mini baguettes
- Strawberry Fluff Dip
Directions on putting together this Valentine Charcuterie Board:
Select a serving board or platter. Choose a board or platter that complements the Valentine’s Day theme. Wooden or slate boards work well, but feel free to use any festive serving dish you have.
We’re using a heart-shaped platter picked up from Pottery Barn for this idea.
Start with the Strawberry Fluff Dip. Place the Strawberry Fluff Dip in a small bowl or ramekin in the middle of the board.
Arrange the cheese. Place the Manchego cheese in the center or at one end of the board.
You can slice it or leave it whole, depending on your preference. We sliced it and placed it in a criss-cross format.
Create chocolate clusters. Arrange the Ghirardelli heart-shaped chocolates, dark chocolate-covered honey grahams, and heart-shaped palmiers in clusters around the board.
This adds variety and visual appeal.
Incorporate fruits. Wash and dry the strawberries, blackberries, and grapes.
Place them in different sections of the board, ensuring a balanced distribution of colors.
Add the savory elements. Arrange slices of Italian Dry Salame in a fan shape or small piles.
This adds a savory contrast to the sweet elements.
Integrate the crunchy components. Place the heart-shaped pretzels, pecans, and mini baguettes around the board.
Distribute them evenly to create balance in textures.
Add the macaroons. Display the heart-shaped macaroons in a prominent position, as they are a visually appealing and delicious treat.
Fill gaps and balance. Fill any empty spaces with smaller fruits, nuts, or additional chocolates to ensure a visually pleasing and full arrangement.
If you have any extra heart-shaped sprinkles or edible flowers, use them to garnish the board for a finishing touch.
It’s ready to be served once everything is arranged to your liking!
Tip: Provide small serving utensils for the dip and encourage your Valentine to indulge in the delicious variety.
Remember, the key is creativity and personalization. Feel free to adapt the arrangement based on your preferences and the size of your board.
What kind of board or platter should I use?
Opt for a wooden or slate board that suits the size of your items.
For a Valentine’s theme, consider heart-shaped or other festive designs.
You can find heart-shaped platters on Amazon’s website and in stores such as Target and HomeGoods.
How can I incorporate both sweet and savory elements?
Achieve balance by arranging chocolates, pastries, and fruits with cheeses, meats, and nuts.
What’s the best way to arrange the items on the charcuterie board?
Start with a focal point like cheese, then create chocolates, fruits, and meat clusters.
Fill gaps for a balanced look.
How do I ensure variety in textures and flavors?
Combine crunchy nuts, creamy cheeses, chewy meats, and juicy fruits for diverse textures and flavors.
Can I customize the board based on dietary preferences or restrictions?
Consider dietary needs by including gluten-free options, vegan cheeses, or other alternatives.
If you’re making this board for a party, ask your guests if they have any dietary restrictions, then plan accordingly.
What types of dips or spreads complement this Valentine’s board?
Pair sweet or savory dips like honey mustard, fruit preserves, or chocolate ganache with cheeses and meats.
You can find ready-made dips at stores such as World Market and the deli section of your local grocery store.
How do I make the charcuterie board look festive and romantic?
Add red and pink accents with strawberries, heart-shaped chocolates, and themed decorations for a romantic touch.
Baby breaths and roses will elevate your board, giving you all the romantic vibes.
Where can I find heart-shaped or themed items for the board?
Explore specialty stores, boutiques, and places like HomeGoods, World Market, Target, and your local grocery stores.
Our board features a variety of products from HomeGoods, Costco, Meijer, and Target.
You can also check out online retailers for heart-shaped or themed items such as chocolates, pastries, and pretzels.
Can elements be prepared in advance?
Yes, this would be a great way to save time!
You can make the Strawberry Fluff Dip the night before and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble the board.
You can also prep the fruit and other perishables a few hours ahead. Add the fresh items right before serving.
Alright! You have everything you need to recreate this Valentine’s Charcuterie Board.
Or use this as inspiration and create your version.
When you make it, feel free to tag us on Instagram @thiswortheylife or leave a comment on our Pinterest pin!
Happy Valentine’s Day!