These autumnal charcuterie boards are the perfect appetizer for Turkey Day!
Thanksgiving is almost here, and as we finalize our Thanksgiving menus, some of us may have already got it all down pat, while others are still scrambling around for last-minute recipe ideas!
No matter which camp you're in, don't fret. One great crowd-pleaser for Thanksgiving gatherings is a beautiful charcuterie board that everyone can sit around and reach at the same time. Loaded with fruits, nuts, veggies, meat and cheese, there's really no better way to kick off everyone's favorite elastic waist pants holiday and these 27 best Thanksgiving charcuterie board ideas are sure to help inspire yours.
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What is a Charcuterie Board?
At the very basic level, a charcuterie board (or a grazing board) is a meat and cheese board consisting generally of cured meats, cheeses, fruits and nuts. However, it's not just about throwing all the ingredients onto one single plate without much thought—the different morsels of food are often arranged in a pleasing manner and is very impressive-looking, which makes it great for parties and holidays such as Thanksgiving.
I love how flexible having a platter of mixed foods can be, and how you can put whatever foods strike your fancy on the plate. You can create contrasts in color and texture by varying the types of cheeses and cured meats, and by adding a range of dried fruits and nuts, as well as crackers and even breadsticks! There's no hard and fast rule when it comes to these boards, so let your creativity loose!
Here are 27 epic Thanksgiving charcuterie boards to enjoy with your family and friends. Browse through them for ideas and inspiration, then get ready to impress your guests come Turkey Day!