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How To Make a Birthday Charcuterie?

  • 3 min read

Charcuterie boards are the perfect birthday food. They offer a selection of foods and flavors, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. While most people prefer a traditional charcuterie board filled with uncured meats and cheeses, there are exceptions. Since their popularity exploded, charcuterie has had numerous uses that are not genuinely authentic such as desserts, breakfast foods and burgers. What you put on your board should align with the birthday celebrant's preferences.

DIY Birthday Charcuterie Board Ideas

Birthday charcuterie boards are a creative and delicious way to celebrate someone's special day. Here are several types of birthday charcuterie boards for you to choose from:

Classic Charcuterie Board - This board includes a variety of cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, and coppa. You can pair them with cheeses like brie, cheddar, and gouda. Add some crusty bread, crackers, olives, and dried fruits for additional flavors.

Cheese Lover's Board - If the birthday person is a cheese enthusiast, focus on a board with a diverse selection of cheeses. Include different types of cheese like blue cheese, goat cheese, smoked cheese, and various soft and hard cheeses. Accompany them with fruit preserves, honey, nuts, and bread or crackers.

Sweet and Savory Board- Combine sweet and savory elements on this board. Include a selection of cured meats, cheeses, fresh fruits like grapes and berries, along with chocolate-covered fruits, candied nuts, and honey. You can also add some dark chocolate squares or truffles for an extra touch of sweetness.

Brunch Charcuterie Board - Perfect for a birthday brunch celebration, this board can include an array of breakfast and brunch items. Offer breakfast meats, like bacon, ham and sausage, along with cheeses, boiled eggs, smoked salmon, bagels, croissants, mini quiches, and fresh fruits. Remember to include spreads like cream cheese, butter, and fruit jams.

Dessert Charcuterie Board - Transform the charcuterie board into a sweet treat for the birthday person. Include a variety of bite-sized desserts such as mini cupcakes, macarons, cookies, brownie bites, chocolate-covered strawberries, marshmallows, and assorted candies. You can add fruit slices and dipping sauces like chocolate or caramel.

The key to creating a fantastic charcuterie board is variety, balance, and visually appealing presentation. Customize the ingredients based on the preferences of the birthday person, and feel free to get creative with different flavors, textures, and colors.

Order a Premade Birthday Charcuterie Board 

While creative birthday boards make for fun dining, if you’re celebrating a genuine foodie, they will revel in receiving an authentic charcuterie board. Boarderie offers chef-made charcuterie boards chock full of traditional ingredients such as uncured meats and artisanal cheeses. You’ll find top-quality meat selections like Truffle Salami, Italian Bresaola and Salami Piccante. Each board includes cheeses in unique flavors and textures, such as Espresso Pecorino, Wasabi Horseradish Cheddar, Blueberry Wensleydale and Wine Bathed Ubriacone. Every charcuterie board includes hand-selected accompaniments like Turkish Figs, Candied Papaya, Chocolate Espresso Beans, Fig and Orange Jam, Green Apple Pistachios and Everything Seasoned Cashews. 

For a complete list of the meats, cheeses and side items, browse the cheese and charcuterie shop at Boarderie. You’ll find a beautifully curated collection of charcuterie boards, including a Customizable Birthday Charcuterie Board. Simply choose the one you want to send for your friend, family member or co-worker’s birthday, and Boarderie will ship a prearranged appetizer directly to their door!

Send a Cheese-Lover’s Board Instead

Is your birthday celebrant obsessed with cheese, cheese and more cheese? Boarderie has several “cheese-only” appetizers that include a selection of perfectly-paired sweet and savory treats. The cheese you'll find on a Boarderie board is not mass-produced or found in the grocery store. These cheeses are of the highest quality and are responsibly sourced from artisans worldwide. Once you choose the perfect cheese board, it ships pre-arranged and ready-to-eat upon arrival!

H3 Free Nationwide Shipping on All Cheese and Charcuterie Boards

Sending a birthday cheese and charcuterie gift has never been easier! Boarderie preps each board, seals it in a temperature-controlled box and sends it directly to your birthday celebrant! Overnight shipping is included with every purchase.