Charcuterie boards are definitely having a moment lately! From cheeses and meats to sweets, just about anything theme goes when it come to putting them together. As the hostess, they allow for endless assembly creativity and as a guest, endless grazing options. Yet in a world now where we are rethinking how we blow out candles on a birthday cake, charcuterie cups are one way to adapt our beloved cheeseboard for serving a crowd!
Charcuterie cups are personalized hand held cups filled to the brim with delicious finger food! They are easily on the way to become the next hottest appetizer. They are functional, fun and oh so easy to make!
How to Make a Charcuterie Cup
You’ll need either cups or cones to put the charcuterie in. I went with cones and found a great set here. But cones will need a tray to sit in. Cups are the easiest to handle and can be sat straight down on a table. You can even use disposable food boats! You will also need toothpicks or wooden skewers for layering olives, cheeses and meats. Utilizing these also help make more room in your cone!
- Cured Meats: salami and prosciutto.
- Cheese: hard cheeses such as cheddar, dill havarti and provolone; soft cheeses like Brie.
- Bread or Crackers: A sliced baguette or crackers are ideal. I like pairing long breadsticks with rectangular crackers.
- Other Accouterments: A bit of jam or honey (especially if you’re including a creamy cheese like brie), nuts, olives, and cornichons are all great additions.
- Start with a base of a breadstick
- Add long crackers
- Layer in a skewer of olives and cornichons
- Layer a couple of folded salami slices with a cube of cheddar on a skewer
- Add in a soft cheese
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary (as decoration)
- Finish with a sprinkling of salty nuts
- Drizzle with honey
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