Making charcuterie letter boxes is an incredibly easy way to impress your friends without doing something terribly impressive. I made several charcuterie letter boxes over the weekend for game night and Father’s Day. These are perfect for your next party, event, dinner party, or happy hour!
To make your charcuterie letter boxes you will need:
-Paper mache letters. I purchased the 12″ boxes from Joann.
-A box cutter
-Meats, cheeses, fruits, etc.
First, you will need to cut off the top of your paper mache letter boxes with a box cutter. With the boxes from Joann, I was able to get it started with a box cutter, and then peel off the top based on the way it was folded.
Next, remove and stray cardboard pieces inside. Dump out the little fragments, etc.
Then, line your box with with wax paper. I didn’t love the idea of just plopping meat and cheese on cardboard. So I cut strips of wax paper and lined the entire bottom of the letters.
Finally, arrange your meats, cheese, fruits and nuts. Get a variation of each and try not to have two foods of the same color touching each other. For these boards, I used gouda, white cheddar, mozzarella, salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, and Boursin cheese. I also added in pistachios, sliced almonds, grapes, kiwi, two types of crackers, pretzel crisps, and strawberries.
Both sets of boxes were a big hit! I love how they turned out and will definitely be making these for all the events we host in the future.
Do you like charcuterie boards? What is your favorite item to include on your board?