My Budget-Friendly Charcuterie Boards

Who is abscessed with Charcuterie boards? They’re all over and I follow a few accounts on Instagram to get ideas on what to put in a board and how to arrange everything. I did one for Emma’s 14th birthday last year. I made her just a basic Fries Charcuterie. It was such a hit. My girl loves her French Fries in different ways. I served the fries with 3 kinds of dips.

It’s an amateur charcuterie board and I’m not ashamed to admit that. The truth is, we’ve all been doing some form of charcuterie board for ages now. We use serving platters and trays. These days we are finally using its fancy French name, right? Anyway, after the Fries charcuterie where I just used an old and regular cutting board which I covered with parchment paper to hide the cuts, I’ve decided to buy a set of boards that’s only for charcuterie. However, I didn’t want to spend too much money. There are plenty of boards out there with hidden compartments for cheese knives and whatnots. That’s all fine and dandy but I really don’t need all that stuff. I decided to buy a set of cutting boards instead. They won’t be used to cut anything but exclusively for charcuterie boards.

I found this Hiware 4-Piece Bamboo Cutting Boards from good ‘ol Amazon. The set has all the sizes that I need.

NATURAL ORGANIC BAMBOO: Made from natural organic bamboo which is environmentally friendly and food safe, strong and resilient, ideal for slicing bread, fruits, vegetables, meats, steaks, cheeses, or as a serving tray. Compared to plastics’, which are brittle and unhealthy, bamboo contains no BPA, no formaldehyde and is friendly to forests and oceans.

SUPERB CRAFTSMANSHIP: Exquisite craft makes this cutting board very durable and strong, but not overly thick. After meticulous polishing, it is very smooth and extremely flat, without any burrs, cracks, splinters, etc.

Extra large: 18″x 12″x 0.8″

Large board: 15″x 10″x 0.6″ — This board is not meant for chopping anything but I’m using it as my regular charcuterie board to serve our regular meals if needed to. It’s the only board that’s been used so far since I haven’t hosted a party or anything.

Medium board: 12″x 8″x 0.6″ and Small board: 9″x 6″x 0.6″ — Along with the extra large board, I’m saving these for special occasions, holidays, and parties. Notice how they’re still in their plastic wrap.

I will eventually get a round/circle board and I hope to find one that’s budget-friendly. I’m planning on making a charcuterie board with Valentine’s Day theme this February. I will post that for sure. Remember, there’s always an inexpensive way to do things. Get ideas then create one that suits your budget and personality. Don’t stress over it.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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