Create a stunning, delicious, edible bouquet using our unique charcuterie board tutorial. Perfect for parties and special occasions, learn to combine fresh meats, cheeses, fruits, and more into a visually appealing arrangement that’s sure to impress.

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Transform Your Appetizers into a Gorgeous Edible Bouquet

Are you tired of the usual party food options? Want to impress your guests with a creative and unique appetizer idea? Look no further! Elevate your party with a beautiful and delicious charcuterie edible bouquet. Not only is this dish visually stunning, but it also offers a variety of flavors and textures that will delight your taste buds.

Creating a charcuterie edible bouquet may seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite easy to assemble. Gather an assortment of deli meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and other snacks on a round-shaped board.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Easy to assemble: You create a stunning and delicious edible bouquet with just a few simple steps.
  • Perfect for any occasion: This recipe is perfect for parties or special occasions.
  • Customizable: Easy to personalize to your guests’ dietary preferences and tastes.
  • Versatile: There are endless combinations of meats, cheeses, fruits, and other snacks.

Recipe Ingredients

ingredients for charcuterie bouquet
Gather the ingredients together before getting started.
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Strawberries
  • Dried cherries
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Babybel cheese
  • Mini cheese triangles
  • Wooden skewers

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

How to Make a Charcuterie Edible Bouquet

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

  1. Remove the packaging from the Babybel cheese and make incisions in the mold with a cookie cutter or sharp knife to create a decorative shape. Repeat with the mini cheese triangles if desired. Thread the cheeses onto wooden skewers and set them aside on a serving plate.
the cheeses
Prepare the cheeses.
  1. Wash and dry fresh strawberries, removing the leaves if desired, and place them on the skewers. Thread the cherries onto the skewer a few at a time. Set aside.
fruit skewered
Add the fruit to the skewers.
  1. Rinse and dry lettuce leaves, then spread them on a towel and pat dry. Place the lettuce on the board to create a bed for the other ingredients.
arranging lettuce
Layer the lettuce.
  1. Wrap strips of prosciutto around pretzel sticks. Roll thin slices of salami into a tight spiral, then secure them in place with a wooden skewer.
the meats
Prepare the meats.
  1. Arrange the cheeses, fruit skewers, prosciutto, and salami roses on the board. Use smaller lettuce leaves to fill in any gaps between the ingredients. Top off with bagels and pretzels.
arranging board
Arrange the board.
  1. Decorate the board with parchment paper and ribbon to create the illusion of a bouquet. Serve and enjoy!
edible bouquet
Decorate and enjoy!

Substitutions and Additions

  • Vegetarian option: Omit the prosciutto and salami, and add more fruits, vegetables, and cheese to create a vegetarian-friendly bouquet.
  • Kid-friendly version: Use fruit skewers with colorful candies or marshmallows instead of charcuterie ingredients.
  • Vegan option: Omit the meat and cheese and use a variety of fruits, vegetables, and plant-based snacks to create a vegan bouquet.
  • Gluten-free option: Use gluten-free pretzels or crackers instead of traditional ones.
  • Add dips: For added flavor, serve the bouquet with dips like hummus, ranch dressing, or honey mustard.

Pro Tips for the Charcuterie Bouquet!

  • Choose fresh and high-quality ingredients for the best taste.
  • Use brightly colored fruits and berries to add a pop of color to your bouquet.
  • Experiment with different shapes and sizes for the meats, cheeses, and snacks to create visual interest.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match flavors, such as sweet and salty or spicy and savory.
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How to Store The Charcuterie Bouquet

I wouldn’t recommend making this bouquet too far in advance, but if you do, store it in the refrigerator and cover it with plastic wrap or a lid to prevent the ingredients from drying out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this vegetarian-friendly?
Absolutely! Omit the meat and add more fruits, vegetables, and cheese to create a vegetarian version of this recipe.

Can I use different types of meat and cheese?
Yes, feel free to mix and match with your preferred types of meat and cheese. Just make sure they can be easily skewered and hold their shape well.

Do I need any special equipment to make this recipe?
Aside from wooden skewers, no special equipment is needed. You can use a cookie cutter or sharp knife to create decorative shapes in the cheese if desired.

Can I add dips to this bouquet?
Yes, you can serve the bouquet with dips like hummus, ranch dressing, or honey mustard. I recommend serving them on the side rather than directly on the bouquet itself.

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More Charcuterie Boards

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Charcuterie Bouquet

Create a stunning, delicious, edible bouquet with fresh meats, cheeses, fruits, and more, and turn it into a unique charcuterie board. Perfect for parties and special occasions,
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 461kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 package of lettuce leaves
  • 3.5 ounces prosciutto
  • 3.5 ounces salami
  • 5 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 5 Pretzel Sticks
  • 4 Babybel Cheese
  • 6 mini cheese triangles

Instructions
 

  • Remove the packaging from the Babybel cheese and make incisions in the mold with a cookie cutter or sharp knife to create a decorative shape. Repeat with the mini cheese triangles if desired. Thread the cheeses onto wooden skewers and set them aside on a serving plate.
  • Wash and dry fresh strawberries, removing the leaves if desired, and place them on the skewers. Thread the cherries onto the skewer a few at a time. Set aside.
  • Rinse and dry lettuce leaves, then spread them on a towel and pat dry. Place the lettuce on the board to create a bed for the other ingredients.
  • Wrap strips of prosciutto around pretzel sticks. Roll thin slices of salami into a tight spiral, then secure them in place with a wooden skewer.
  • Arrange the cheeses, fruit skewers, prosciutto, and salami roses on the board. Use smaller lettuce leaves to fill in any gaps between the ingredients. Top off with bagels and pretzels.
  • Decorate the board with parchment paper and ribbon to create the illusion of a bouquet. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1287mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 827IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Appetizers & Snacks

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