Are you looking for a stylish and sustainable way to entertain this holiday season? Look no further than our handmade wooden charcuterie boards! Yes, that’s right–our famous cutting boards make eye-catching charcuterie boards, too.
As the weather cools in New England, it’s the perfect time to cozy up indoors with friends and family. What better way to do so than with a beautiful charcuterie spread?
What’s the Best Wood for a Charcuterie Board?
When it comes to picking the best wood for a charcuterie board, there are a few factors to consider. First and foremost, it is essential to ensure that the wood used is food safe. At Spencer Peterman, we take pride in using only 100% natural food safe finishes on our handmade wooden charcuterie boards. This means that you can confidently serve your delicious meats, cheeses, and fruits without worry.
In addition to being food safe, hardwoods are the ideal choice for charcuterie boards. We work with maple, walnut, and cherry, which are known for their durability. This means that our charcuterie boards will withstand the test of time, providing you with a long-lasting and reliable serving piece for your entertaining needs.
Furthermore, wood is naturally antibacterial, making it a hygienic choice for food presentation. The natural properties of the wood help to inhibit the growth of bacteria, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your charcuterie spread.
So, whether you choose a charcuterie board made from maple, walnut, or cherry, you can trust that our boards are crafted from the best wood for the job. With their food-safe finishes, durability, and antibacterial properties, our handmade wooden charcuterie boards are the perfect choice for stylish entertaining.
Choosing the Right Size Charcuterie Board
When it comes to choosing the right size charcuterie board, it all depends on the size of the party you are serving. Our handmade wooden charcuterie boards come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs.
For a small gathering or an intimate family dinner, something like our 12” by 7.5” rectangular spalted maple board is perfect. It provides enough space to display a delicious array of meats, cheeses, and fruits, while still enjoying a cozy and intimate atmosphere. You can easily feature two cheeses, a cured meat, three different accompaniments, and crackers or sliced baguette on a board of this size.
If you’re hosting a larger party or event, our 21” by 11” rectangular spalted maple board makes a perfect large sized charcuterie board. You might also try our oval board of the same size, or our 20” round board. These larger sizes allow you to create a grand and impressive spread that will be the centerpiece of any gathering.
For even more flexibility and creativity, consider using multiple small wooden charcuterie boards. This allows you to create different themed sections or stations. It also gives your guests the opportunity to mingle and explore different flavors and combinations throughout the evening.
No matter what size you choose, our handmade charcuterie boards are designed to be both practical and beautiful. They provide the perfect platform for showcasing your culinary creations and impressing your guests with your stylish and sustainable entertaining. So go ahead and choose the size that best fits your needs, and get ready to create a mouthwatering experience for your next gathering.
The Beauty and Benefits of Our Handmade Board Collection
Our handcrafted wooden charcuterie boards are not only stunning pieces of functional art. They also offer a range of benefits that you won’t find with mass-produced alternatives. Each board in our collection is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans who are passionate about creating unique and high-quality pieces. The natural beauty of the wood shines through in every board, showing the intricate patterns and grains that make each piece unique.
Not only will our charcuterie boards impress your guests with their unique beauty, but they also offer the benefits of being eco-friendly and sustainable. We only use locally and sustainably sourced wood to create these boards. By choosing a handmade board, you are supporting local craftsmanship and reducing your environmental impact. So not only can you entertain in style, but you can feel good about your purchase too.
Expert Tips on Building a Beautiful and Tasty Spread
Want to impress your guests with a stunning charcuterie spread? Here are some tips for a display that will look (and taste!) amazing on any of our wooden charcuterie boards.
- Start with a variety: Include a mix of cured meats, cheeses, fruits, and crackers to cater to different tastes. This will add visual interest and ensure there’s something for everyone, even guests with dietary restrictions.
- Play with colors and textures: Choose a range of fruits and vegetables to add color to your spread. Mix hard and soft cheeses, and vary the textures of your crackers and breads for a dynamic eating experience. Try folding and fanning out sliced cured meats for added visual interest.
- Add some condiments: Enhance the flavors of your charcuterie board by including condiments like mustards, honey, or jam. These little additions can take your spread to the next level and create delicious flavor combinations.
- Don’t forget the garnishes: Sprinkle some fresh herbs or edible flowers on your charcuterie board to add a touch of elegance. These small details will elevate the overall look and make your spread even more appealing.
- Arrange thoughtfully: When arranging your charcuterie board, start with larger items like cheeses and meats, then fill in the gaps with smaller items. Group similar ingredients together and create a flow that is visually pleasing.
Remember, the key is to have fun and get creative with your charcuterie spread. By following these expert tips, you’ll be able to create a show-stopping display that will leave your guests impressed and satisfied. Enjoy!
Top Ways to Care for Your Wooden Charcuterie Board for Long Lasting Use
After the entertaining is over, take care of your wood charcuterie board to ensure that it lasts for years to come. Here are some top tips for maintaining your board’s beauty and functionality.
- Hand wash only: Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive sponges that can damage the wood. Instead, gently wash your board with warm water and mild dish soap, then dry it thoroughly with a towel.
- Condition regularly: To keep your board moisturized and prevent cracking or warping, apply a food-safe wood conditioner regularly. This will help maintain the natural luster and protect the wood.
- Avoid direct heat and sunlight: Keep your board away from direct heat sources, such as stovetops or ovens, as this can cause the wood to dry out. Additionally, overexposure to sunlight can fade the wood’s natural colors.
- Use both sides: To ensure even wear and extend the life of your board, use both sides for cutting and serving. This will prevent one side from becoming significantly more worn than the other.
- Store properly: When not in use, store your charcuterie board in a cool, dry place. Avoid stacking heavy objects on top of it, as this can lead to warping or damage.
By following these simple care tips, you can enjoy your handmade wooden charcuterie board for many memorable gatherings to come.
Shop our full selection of boards right here. And happy entertaining!