Charcuterie is a French word that refers to cooked, cured or smoked meats made primarily from pork, such as bacon, ham, sausage, etc. Charcuterie and cheese boards have been trendy at parties for some time now, but it’s still out of the ordinary and impressive when found at a wedding. Popular on a charcuterie board are meats such as lachsschinken, proscuitto, salami and soppressata. Pâtés are often included, as are hard and soft cheeses such as goat cheese, brie, gorgonzola, sharp cheddar and Manchego. Fresh baked warm baguettes are the bread of choice, while fresh fruits and nuts compliment the cheese selected. Dates, figs, grapes and pears are a perfect addition and look pretty on the table. Nuts such as walnuts or almonds and sprigs of rosemary and olives are also optional accompaniments to a well appointed charcuterie board. We’ve rounded up some examples from real weddings that show different ways to display the fare and unique boards that hold the charcuterie. The wedding above and directly below doesn’t include a wooden board at all. The bread is the board with the meats, cheeses and fruit resting on top. And make sure to scroll to the end where you will see the most amazing charcuterie board ever. We’d like to have been a guest at that wedding!
Charcuterie boards on each table ready for the guests to enjoy when they are seated ~ Jacqueline Patton Photography
Cocktail hour charcuterie board ~ Zac Wolf Photography; catering: Fire Roasted
Fire Roasted catering
Xander and Thea Wedding Photography
Epic charcuterie board via Instagram; catering ~ Oliver Kita