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Make A Valentine Charcuterie Board Perfect for Date Night

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A Valentine charcuterie board is a great way to enjoy a date night, Galentine celebration with best friends, or a family dinner at home.

However you celebrate Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a good charcuterie board.

There is no wrong way to put one together, but this article shares simple tips on how to make your own Valentine’s board for the holiday!

close up of valentine charcuterie board

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Classic Charcuterie Board

Whenever we have a family celebration, a delicious charcuterie board is always on the menu.

My sister put together this traditional charcuterie board for football Sunday.

cheese tray

A variety of cheeses, meats, and other delicious accompaniments, like stuffed cherry peppers, create the perfect grazing board for guests to snack on.

If you prefer traditional boards for your special occasions with meats and cheeses, be sure to check out these tips for the ultimate charcuterie board.

There are over 30 different varieties with some of the most popular food items for cheese boards.

Don’t miss my candy cane charcuterie and gnome dessert charcuterie board for Christmas.

Ingredients for a Valentine’s Charcuterie Boards

We kept it simple for this Valentine’s Day board, but you can add more of your favorite foods if you like.

The best part is you can easily find the ingredients for the perfect board at your local grocery store.

  • Slices of Cheese cut into little hearts
  • Pepperoni or Salami
  • M&M’s – go for the Valentine’s Day M&M bag for extra color!
  • Valentine’s Marshmallows – you can find them at Dollar Tree (or other heart-shaped treats)
  • Crackers – Ritz is a favorite, but Trader Joe also has a wonderful variety of crackers.
  • Sugar Cookies – or other sweet treats
  • Heart-Shape Cookie Cutter – Dollar Tree has a great selection of seasonal cookie cutters.
ingredients valentine charcuterie

Beautiful Boards To Use for a Charcuterie

It’s all in the presentation. How many times have you heard that? My husband was a pastry chef so he always talked about food presentation.

Here are some great charcuterie board ideas available on Amazon Prime with free shipping.

Cut Heart Shapes

First things first; start by using heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut hearts into the cheese slices.

ingredients for valentine charcuterie board

Using a shot glass, make pepperoni or salami roses by placing the pepperoni onto the glass overlapping the slices.

pepperoni roses

Then remove the pepperoni and arrange it into a rose shape.

making salami roses

Arrange the Valentine’s treats on the board. 

It helps to use small bowls for the Valentine-themed candy and fill in the empty spaces with heart-shaped foods like mini marshmallows.

Conversation hearts would also be a great option in place of the marshmallows.

arranging sweet treats on valentine board

That’s all there is to it! Isn’t this a fun charcuterie board?

It’s the perfect way to enjoy a glass of wine with your best girlfriends or a sweet dessert board with your Valentine.

The great thing is you can customize it to include all of your favorite things.

Adding real roses would be a great addition to a romantic snack board.

close up of Valentine charcuterie board

Just have fun with it and enjoy!

valentine charcuterie vertical image

side view of valentine charcuterie board

close up of valentine board

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charcuterie board for valentines day

Popular Valentine Charcuterie Board Food Ideas

  • A variety of cheeses – include a mix of soft cheese like cream cheese or goat cheese as well as hard cheeses
  • Fruit dip, chocolate dip, or chocolate hummus
  • Fresh strawberries or chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Slices of apples or other fresh fruit
  • Chocolate heart candy or other small candies
  • Heart-shaped macarons or chocolate chip cookies

We hope you enjoyed these Valentine’s Day charcuterie board ideas. They are so much fun to put together.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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