What screams spring more than flowers? How about flowers with cheese, cured meats, fruit and candy! Our floral charcuterie board is a great way to make food art. It will however not be easy for adults or kids to not snack on the ingredients while creating this masterpiece.
This board is so simple that even kids can make it while getting as creative as they would like! We’ve always admired the details that go into food art but wanted to create something that’s fun and easy-to-make.
STEP 1: INGREDIENTS
Set up the board the arrangement will be displayed on with all the ingredients along the side. The ingredients that we recommend make the board pictured above, but feel free to get as creative as you would like. The larger the board, the more flowers and clouds you can add.
- Cured meats (salami, pepperoni)
- Block cheese (provolone, cheddar)
- Small mozzarella cheese balls
- Chocolate covered raisins
- Toothpicks (for the flower)
STEP 2: MAKING THE FLOWER
- For the flower, you will make 7 groups of cured meats for each petal. The 7 petals will be used to form the flower.
- To make each petal, you will roll the cured meats, adding a layer to each roll until you have about 4-5 pieces of meat per petal.
- To fasten it in place, take a toothpick and push it through the bottom and set aside. Repeat this step 7 times to form the 7 petals.
- Once all of the petals are assembled, stand them upright on the board. You can then connect the toothpicks into the petals it’s next to so the flower stays in place.
- Use the rosemary as the stem and leaves for the flower.
STEP 3: COMPLETING THE BOARD
- Place the chocolate covered raisins across the bottom to be the ground
- The cut pieces of the block cheese will be placed on the board to be the background. Leave space on a top corner.
- Create a cloud on the empty top corner with the mozzarella cheese balls.
- The finishing touch is the heart shaped strawberries. To make the strawberries hearts, cut of the stem and then cut the strawberries in half. Once cut in half, cut a small triangle out of the head of the strawberry. This will create the heart shape.
Once your edible floral arrangement is completed, take a moment to admire the piece of art before digging in!