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Easy Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Looking for a fun and easy way to show your patriotic pride? This Patriotic Charcuterie Board is the perfect solution! Made with fresh fruit and cheese in patriotic colors, this board is sure to be a hit at your next gathering or any other patriotic event.

Not only is it festive and visually appealing, but it’s also delicious! The variety of flavors and textures will keep your guests coming back for more. So whether you’re looking for a fun appetizer or a creative way to show your American spirit, this Patriotic Charcuterie Board is the perfect option.

Fruit and Cheese Platter

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Ingredients For Easy Charcuterie Board

  • 6-8 Pounds Fresh Strawberries
  • 18 Ounces Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 8-Ounce Bars White Cheddar Cheese

How To Make An Easy Patriotic Charcuterie Board 

  1. After washing your fruit thoroughly and giving it time to dry, pull or slice the stems off your strawberries. 
  2. Place your blueberries in a small white bowl and place it in the corner as a placeholder for the square section.
  3. Line the strawberries up in a double line, at the top of the platter, skip an equal amount of space and place another double line of strawberries. Skip another equal amount of space and at the very bottom of the platter place one final line of strawberries. 
  4. Be sure to keep your lines straight and be sure to line up the starting points of the first two double strawberry lines so the blueberry portion is even.
  5. Slice your cheese blocks into about ¼-inch slices. Line two slices up side by side in the two open lines. Add another stack on top of each cheese line.
  6. You can either leave your blueberries in the bowl or pour them into the remaining, open space.

Expert Tips:

  • I ended up using about 4 containers of strawberries because there are always bad ones in the container no matter how hard I try to pick good ones. I know this happens to everyone, so it’s nice to have extra for when this happens, or for refilling the platter, if need be. 
  • You can also use mozzarella cheese, swiss, colby, etc. in place of the white cheddar. The 8-ounce blocks I used were the perfect, sliceable size to fit the platter, which involved less work. If you are using different cheese, you’ll want to measure your space and fit your slices accordingly.
  • As I was placing the strawberries and cheese, I had to slightly adjust things as I went along so it all fit nicely. You’ll have to play with the various strawberry sizes and you might have to slightly lift the strawberries so the cheese will fit into place. 
  • You can slice the ends off your strawberries, if you like. However, I noticed they stay fresher, longer when you just remove the stem instead of slicing. It also allows for easier grab and go without a mess since sliced strawberries tend to be juicy and stain hands. Leaving the strawberries unsliced will also alleviate the issue of the cheese getting gooey.
  • You can use other items in place of the cheese, if you prefer. White chocolate covered pretzels, marshmallows, white chocolate covered almonds, etc. would all make great choices. 

How Do You Store A Charcuterie Board?

Keep it in a cool place, like your refrigerator (mainly due to the cheese and cured meats). Also, you must wrap everything or prevent air or oxygen from drying everything out (kinda obvious I know). Every refrigerator operates at a humidity level of 20 to 30 percent, which quickly dries out anything within.

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How Long Can A Charcuterie Sit Out?

A charcuterie board should not be left out for more than 2 hours. Allow it to sit out for no more than 60-90 minutes if it’s an extremely hot day. If the meat and cheese are left out for more than 2 hours, they will deteriorate and make your guests sick.

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How Far In Advance Can A Charcuterie Board Be Made?

Is it possible to prepare the charcuterie ahead of time? Yes, it is possible! You can prepare a charcuterie and cheese platter ahead of time by wrapping it in plastic wrap and storing it in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes before serving. Wait until the last minute to make the crackers.

Other Great Snack To Serve:

Smoked Salsa {Without A Smoker}

Simple Peach Salsa

Easy Low Fat Spicy Cream Dip

Red White And Blue Cupcakes

I love a good Charcuterie Board.  I have several and so should you! (wink, wink).  Go buy yourself one!

Easy Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Easy Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Yield: 1 tray
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for a fun and easy way to show your patriotic pride? This Patriotic Charcuterie Board is the perfect solution!

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Pounds Fresh Strawberries
  • 18 Ounces Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 8-Ounce Bars White Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. After washing your fruit thoroughly and giving it time to dry, pull or slice the stems off your strawberries. 
  2. Place your blueberries in a small white bowl and place it in the corner as a placeholder for the square section.
  3. Line the strawberries up in a double line, at the top of the platter, skip an equal amount of space and place another double line of strawberries. Skip another equal amount of space and at the very bottom of the platter place one final line of strawberries. 
  4. Be sure to keep your lines straight and be sure to line up the starting points of the first two double strawberry lines so the blueberry portion is even.
  5. Slice your cheese blocks into about ¼-inch slices. Line two slices up side by side in the two open lines. Add another stack on top of each cheese line.
  6. You can either leave your blueberries in the bowl or pour them into the remaining, open space.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 137Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 19mgSodium 125mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 4gSugar 10gProtein 5g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

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Michelle

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

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