Charcuterie boards are great for entertaining and gift giving. Not only do they make beautiful serving pieces, but many are a piece of art by themselves.
What is a Charcuterie Board?
Charcuterie is a French word meaning “cold or cooked meats,” but charcuterie boards have evolved to include a much larger variety of goodies including cheeses, olives, dips, vegetables, crackers, and pickles. But there’s ONE key ingredient for the best charcuterie board experience – a beautiful live edge piece!
Of course, we also should mention the best part of charcuterie boards is not having to cook!
How Can I Make a Charcuterie Board?
Typically charcuterie boards are made using a wood piece no larger than 24” wide and about 24” long, although some boards can be up to 4’ long if you’re really entertaining a crowd! The beautifully arranged delicacies create entertaining conversation pieces, that can set the tone for the entire party. We treat all of our charcuterie boards with food grade mineral oil, allowing food to be eaten directly off the slab. A truly authentic dining experience!
The beautiful wood grain found in live edge wood make one of a kind charcuterie boards in natural tones. Our clients from all over the country prefer to purchase wood from The Lumber Shack because we support the practice of urban renewal and prioritize sustainably harvested timber, providing a variety of live edge slab options with minimal environmental impact.
Photo Credit: Left, Visions of Appalachia; Right, Cody’s Woodworks
We work with several artisans that add epoxy to live edge wood or tree slices creating a mixed media board that creates a final piece that looks like an art piece! We also have an on-site epoxy specialist to help you create your own unique piece in the wood and colors of your choice!
If you’re ready to dabble and experiment with charcuterie boards, we offer an assortment of “Buy One Like It” charcuterie boards. This selection is value priced offering a Black Walnut piece, in similar dimensions and appearance to the listing photo. We hand select each of these boards to make sure their dimensions and characteristics are as similar as possible to provide a great product at a great price! These slabs are perfect for creating in volume or a first-time DIYer.
Our team is here to help you through every step of the design process, so don’t hesitate to reach out! We can’t wait to work with you!
Cover Photo Credit: Nielen Creations and Smitty’s Homemade Creations