Today I’m sharing how to make the perfect charcuterie cup! There are so many great charcuterie board ideas out there but for a large party, I think the charcuterie cup is the way to go. It is so easy to DIY charcuterie cups and today I am sharing how I did it for my son’s first birthday party.
How to Make Charcuterie Cups
Charcuterie Cup Ingredients
For these cups I used:
Crumbled white cheddar
Ferraro Roche candy
Mini brie bites
Sprigs of rosemary
The Best Charcuterie Cups
I purchased these cups already printed with the taxis, subways, Statue of Liberty and New York sayings. Now if you are not hosting a Cash Cab party, but you are asking yourself, what size cup do I need for charcuterie cups? I think 8 oz cups work great for charcuterie cups.
These cups are extremely similar but don’t have the taxi cab prints on them.
How to Assemble Charcuterie Cups
I feel like the most important part of the charcuterie cup is the assembly. Because you are working with a smaller space, you have to be thoughtful with your approach to assembling your cups.
I pre-prepped a lot of the charcuterie ingredients the night before and wrapped them up in the fridge. Also, I do not recommend prepping anything more than 24-hours in advance so the meats and cheeses don’t dry out. So, I did some prep work the night before, and then assembled the cups the morning of, and my ingredients were fine.
To assemble the cups, I started with the pistachios and candied pecans as my base. So I put about a tablespoon of each in the bottom of each cup. Then I put in the long crackers.
I used these bamboo skewers for the salami and the mini brie bites. They are longer than typical toothpicks and are aesthetically pleasing in your cups.
For the salami, I did a mini salami river. To do this, you fold each piece of salami into quarters. So half and then half again, and then stick the skewer through it. You have to do the math to figure out how many pieces of salami you can put on each skewer based on how much salami you have and how many cups you have to make. So, I think I ended up with around six pieces of salami on each skewer.
I purchased the mini brie bites from Sprouts. Also, I originally tried Trader Joes, but they weren’t in stock, so Sprouts was the real MVP for mini brie bites. Check your organic grocery store for these. Sprouts, Fresh Market and Whole Foods all said they were available on their website when I was looking.
I put a blackberry and a mini brie bite on each skewer and place the brie skewer and the salami skewer on each side of the cracker.
Then I added two slices of manchego cheese. I purchased wedges of manchego and sliced each into thin triangles. Also, I put them into each cup. I also added crumbled white cheddar to the bottom.
Finally, I added two dried apricots, a small (seriously, very small, these take up a lot of room) bunch of grapes, a Ferraro Roche candy and a sprig of rosemary.