Unique charcuterie board ideas for Valentines Day! These fun and festive food boards can easily feed a crowd, or make for a lovely date night at home.
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There’s just something so magical about charcuterie boards.
It might be the fabulous assortment of goodies, the fact that food boards look and feel so special, or just the plain fact that snacks are delicious.
No matter the reason, holiday charcuterie boards look so festive, and are easier to assemble than you’d think!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to make a charcuterie board, because there are so many fun heart-shaped goodies you can add.
I put together a list of the best (and most unique) Valentine’s charcuterie boards – so you have tons of ideas for what to make or bring for the special day.
Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day party, attending a potluck at work or church, or just having a family or date night at home – there are so many fun options!
These Valentine’s Day charcuterie boards include ideas for:
- Savory meat and cheese boards
- Dessert and candy themes
- Breakfast boards
- Pink and red themed snacks
They’re perfect whether you’re ‘not at home’ in the kitchen, or a downright chef-y foodie.
Anyone can make these, and there are no rules!
With a little planning, a fun haul of festive goodies from Aldi, Trader Joe, or your local grocery store, and a wooden cutting board or charcuterie platter …
… you’ll create an amazing appetizer or snack tray, not to mention the perfect centerpiece for your table!
💡 If it’s your first time making a charcuterie board, I’ve included some handy tips and tricks at the bottom of this post.
Okay, let’s dive in!
(❤️ For more festive ideas, be sure to check out these irresistible Valentine’s Day treats too!)
Need a sweet dessert idea that will have something for everyone? Make this delicious and easy Valentine's Day Dessert Board!
With a beautiful red and pink color scheme, it looks so festive!
If you’re searching for Valentine’s Day charcuterie board ideas that combine sweet with savory, this is it!
Complete with salami roses, cheese, crackers, pretzels, and lots of healthy fruits, it’s simple, fun, and delicious!
Plus, it includes a fluffy 3-ingredient chocolate fruit dip that both kids and adults go wild for.
A Valentine’s party isn’t complete without a festive red and pink candy board.
Kids and adults alike will adore this candy Valentine’s charcuterie board, chock filled with candy hearts, heart marshmallows, chocolate hearts and other sweet treats!
Nobody does love quite like the French! If a trip to Paris isn’t in your Valentine’s Day budget, make this French charcuterie board instead.
Add some French wine and you’ve got a Paris-themed date night right at home!
The sweet and savory flavor combo in this charcuterie board is so fun! Cheese hearts, pepperoni roses, fresh raspberries, and Valentine’s candies just make this board perfect for snacking.
Packed with candy, berries, cookies, chocolate, pretzels, and marshmallows, this fun ‘charcuterie’ board is basically all things sweet for your sweetheart!
It’s fun, kid-friendly, and takes just 15 minutes to make!
Travel to Italy from the comfort of home with this romantic antipasto platter. It’s filling enough to be a meal, so no need to cook or make a reservation.
This beautiful arrangement of sweet and savory goodies and heart-shaped snacks, you won’t want your date to end!
A dessert charcuterie board is a fun and festive way to enjoy Valentine's Day at home this year, whether on a date or with the whole family.
Fill up a big board with your favorite fresh berries, chocolate candies, and homemade or store-bought treats like brownies or truffles.
Spoil your special someone with a homemade Valentine's Day Charcuterie Heart Box.
It’s an unforgettable, delicious way to show them how much you care, and makes for a really fun and romantic picnic!
Start the day with a romantic breakfast or brunch!
Cinnamon rolls, breakfast meats, eggs, fruit, jam - and any of your other favorite breakfast foods - are all you need to put this together easy and quick.
Perfect for Galentine’s Day, this enticing chocolate grazing board includes red velvet shots to really make your party a hit.
No budget for a romantic vacation this year? Assemble an amazing Mezze Platter, and enjoy all the flavors of Greece and the Mediterranean right at home.
A gorgeous red velvet dip is the centerpiece of this mouthwatering dessert board. Simply make the dip, and arrange your favorite dippers around it. So easy!
Forget the crowded restaurants and have a romantic date night at home, snacking on this easy cheese board.
Watch a romantic movie, or just chat and reconnect!
Level up your charcuterie adventures with this beautiful seafood platter.
Perfect to impress your date, this glamorous board is one you’ll never forget!
This S'mores Charcuterie Board is an assortment of toasted marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers, creating a delightful twist on the classic campfire treat.
Use a tabletop s’more maker, or make them right in the fireplace!
This gorgeous hot chocolate charcuterie board is perfect for a Valentine’s or Galentine’s party.
With everything from truffles to caramel candies, homemade marshmallows, and drizzles, you and your guests will fin
Who says you can’t celebrate Valentine’s starting at breakfast?
With waffles, fruit, bowls of tasty toppings, syrups, and spreads, this waffle charcuterie board could even turn breakfast food into dessert.
5 tips for Making Charcuterie
1. Choose the right board
You’ll want to get the appropriate size board for your event, and the amount of food you plan to present.
Here are 5 popular boards and pretty ways to present charcuterie:
Be sure to set out cheese knives as well. And you can use these cute toothpick flags to label the different foods if you’d like.
2. Use little bowls
Small bowls help contain and organize spreadable, loose, or juicy ingredients, such as jams, pickles, olives, and nuts.
They also make sure there are no empty spots in your board.
Set the bowls down first, then arrange the other foods around them.
3. Use easy to find ingredients
To make your charcuterie-making experience as low stress as possible, don’t hunt everywhere for specific, hard to find food items.
Stores like Aldi and Trader Joe’s work well for seasonal snacks and accents, but your regular grocery store should also have everything you need.
Purchase pre-sliced and pre-portioned ingredients to make it even simpler!
4. Use a picture for inspiration
Use this list of Thanksgiving-themed board recipes for specific ideas of what to create.
Or if you’re more experienced with charcuterie board creation, these ideas can be general inspiration for your customized platter.
5. Combine flavors and textures
When planning and shopping for ingredients, be sure to include an assortment of flavor profiles.
You’ll want a combination of savory, sweet, salty, and spicy flavors.
Include different textures, with a variety of hard, soft, crunchy, and chewy.
The perfect charcuterie board has:
- 2-3 types of meat
- 2-3 kinds of cheese (at least one soft and two hard)
- Minimum 2 crunchy snacks, such as crackers, nuts, or raw veggies
- 2-3 savory ingredients, like nuts, pickles, and olives
- At least 2 spreadable dips or spreads, ideally a mix of sweet and savory
Pro-tip: Put your charcuterie board on a lazy susan so it’s easy for guests to access everything.
Ready to make a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board?
I hope this list of lovely charcuterie boards for Valentine’s Day has given you tons of inspiration for fun snacks you can serve.
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