Hello from Dallas, this is Alicia from THE LUSH LIST, back to share my monthly recipe and entertaining ideas with you. I’ve gotten several request lately for a quick and satisfying appetizer; something super fast to put together, with no prep time. My answer each time? A Cheese and Charcuterie Board.

Charcuterie is just a fancy way of saying meats. It is French and translates as pork meats but can really be any that you choose. This is my go-to for almost every gathering we have at my home. So many of these things you can keep on hand for last-minute guests, a crowd pleaser for Sunday football games or an easy dinner for those oh-so-busy school nights.

I first saw this board at a friend’s home. I was immediately obsessed and went the very next day to purchase my own. I LOVE so much! I recently packed it and our Yeti Hopper filled with meats and cheese for a girls trip. I volunteered to be in charge of the appetizer, just so I could use this board.

My guide for a good Charcuterie and Cheese Board:

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Choose a variety of meats. Both soft and more dense. Spicy and salty. I used pepper crusted hard salami and prosciutto for this one. I’ve used Herbs d’Provence crusted salami as well.

A charcuterie and cheese board is a visually spectacular, super easy, and absolutely delicious appetizer choice that requires no prep time, via @sarahsarna.

Author: Sarah Sarna

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