You know those viral butter boards? Well how about a goat cheese board? A big board slathered with yummy tangy goat cheese and various toppings is a great appetizer for the holidays or getting together with friends! Scroll down to see how to make the best goat cheese board.
And all of you charcuterie lovers are in for a real treat today! Because I am participating in a blog hop all about different kinds of charcuterie boards. If you are coming from Tammy from The White Lilac Farmhouse, welcome, and I hope you stick around! Also, how perfect is her hot chocolate board?
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And as always, I love to see what you create, so be sure to tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!
How to make the best goat cheese board
You will need:
- a large board
- goat cheese (I used 2 logs)
When choosing toppings you can pick whatever you want but here are some things that I think are great options:
- dried fruits (aprciots, cherries, cranberries)
- jellies, preserves or an apple/pumpkin butter
- cured meats
- fresh herbs
- drizzle with honey, balsamic glaze, olive oil
- serve with some crackers, pita chips, or crostini
I chose to make a trio of different flavors so there’s a variety but you can do whatever you’d like!
Here is my recipe:
You will want to start by taking your goat cheese out of the refrigerator and allowing to get to room temp to make it easy to spread. Using a spoon or spatula, spread onto your board. Divide the board into 3 sections lengthwise. In the first section, top with dried cherries, dried apricots and nuts. Drizzle with honey. In the middle, top with some pepper jelly. On the last section, top with blackberries, chopped basil, grated lemon and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Doesn’t this look delicious???
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And for more charcuterie board inspiration, check out all of these ideas from my friends below.
To know me means that you know I have never met a charcuterie board I did not like. When we go out to dinner, that’s what I order so I can pick and have little bites of everything. I also love putting together boards when entertaining or just when I don’t feel like cooking and want to feel fancy. This summer burrata board is so refreshing. Scroll down to see how I put it together.
Summer Burrata Board
Light burrata pairs well with delicious summer flavors like fresh peaches, berries, mint or basil. I whipped up this board one Friday night for cocktail hour for Rick and I.
This summer burrata board make the perfect dish to bring to your summer parties whether as an appetizer or side dish. Let your guests make their own small plates or you can also choose to slice the fruit into smaller pieces and cut the burrata into chunks so that people can assemble as a little salad. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Things that I love to pair with burrata:
- peaches or other stone fruit
- salty proscuitto
- mint, basil or arugula
- crackers or crostini
And here it is as a salad. I topped with some chopped pecans for a little crunch.
It’s very similar to this peach arugula salad which is also a favorite of mine. Click here for recipe.
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With Father’s Day approaching I knew that I wanted to do something a little special. One of Rick and my dad’s favorite meals is steak and potatoes. Charcuterie boards are my love language and I’ve seen so many different fun combinations on pinterest when I saw the idea for a steak board! I took it for a little test drive last weekend and not only was it beautiful but delish as well! Here I’m showing you how to make the ultimate steak charcuterie board!
And scroll down to see a few other ideas for Father’s Day dessert and some gift guide ideas.
How To Make the Ultimate Steak Charcuterie Board
You will need:
- a board – I like a large one like this on Amazon
- steak (I chose rib eye and NY strip)
- vegetables (I wanted lots of color so I did corn, peppers, onions and asparagus)
- fruit (I made a little salad of peaches, mozzerella, fresh basil and balsamic glaze)
- any condiments (Think chimichurri, balsamic glaze, fig jam, … mmmmm)
How to assemble your board:
This is the fun part because there’s no right or wrong. The key is to pick quality ingredients and let them shine!
1.) Start by laying out your board.
2.) Allow your steaks to rest and then slice and place on the board.
3.) Add your veggies, potatoes and condiments. You can use little ramekins or bowls to keep them contained if you want too!
4.) Place your cheese and sliced breads next.
5.) Fill in any holes or gaps with your nuts and fruit.
The opportunities are literally endless and these are great for entertaining, date night, or when you just want to do something a little special.
For the perfect Father’s Day dessert, check out my Strawberry Cheesecake trifle. This is Rick’s fave!!!
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