If you're keeping things low-key this Valentine's Day, a Grazing Board for Two is the perfect idea. You can still make a cozy evening in for you and your sweetheart (or small family) fun and memorable. Fill a small board with your loved one's favorite snacks (and maybe a few surprises) and cozy up for an evening of snacking and conversation!
Charcuterie Board for Two
Here are a few of my favorite tips for creating a Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board that your sweetie will LOVE:
Have a Heart
Including hearts in your board instantly makes it festive, and you can do that a couple of ways.
I trimmed our honeycomb into a heart shape and added heart-shaped chocolate covered pretzels, but you could also carve your strawberries into hearts or use a cookie cutter to cut heart shaped slices of cheese.
Make it Sweet and Salty
Make sure you have a variety of treats for your love - of the sweet and salty variety! In addition to the usual meats, cheeses, olives and nuts, try a few unexpected options like popcorn, dried fruit, a mini jam, candy or your favorite chocolate bar (broken into chunks).
Pro Tip: If you're adding items that are round and could roll away, create a "container" for them by stacking up cheese or something else to block their path (like I did with the popcorn, blueberries and marcona almonds). You can also use tiny ramekins like I did for the olives.
All Things Rosey
To give this Valentine's Day board a little extra flair, we added a port cheese (yes, because it's pink!) and Genoa Salami Rosettes, which are super easy to create.
Here's how you do it:
1. Fold a slice of Genoa salami *almost* in half.
2. Roll it up from the creased side.
3. Pinching the rolled up base, expanding the "petals" on the other end.
4. Use a toothpick to secure the base.
5. Repeat individually (if you want to space out the rosettes on the board), or cluster several together to create a "bouquet".
Need more ideas to get started? Check out our Charcuterie Board and Snack selections HERE.
There you have it - a romantic board for two - perfect for Valentine's Day (or just your next date night). Get creative, have fun and enjoy!