October 3, 2018

How to make the perfect Cheese & Charcuterie Board

I’m excited to be partnering with Bristol Farms to show you ow to Make the perfect Cheese & Charcuterie Board. Mine is inspired by Italy and France – I was obviously excited because it’s my favorite thing to eat & my favorite places that I’ve traveled so far! Also, I’m known as the board creator in my close friend group. It’s just MY THING! The best part about a board is that it’s the perfect creation for people to nibble on at a get-together. I decided to tell you exactly how I create my boards, but you can get creative with it!

I got a cheese from Italy, 2 from France, 3 meats, 4 vehicles (breads & crackers) & 4 accoutrements!

Note: I prefer to have an even number of cheeses and meats or 1 more cheese!

How to Make the perfect Cheese & Charcuterie Board – the leads


I make sure to include a range of soft to firm cheeses, with different flavor profiles!

Istara Ossau-Iraty – somewhat firm, smoothly flavored sheep’s milk cheese | France

Isigny Ste-Mère Mimolette (aged 12 months) – sharp but mild cheese, intensely fruity and nutty, subtle notes of caramel (this one was firm because of its age) | France

Caciotta Tartufo — semi-soft cheese infused with black truffle shavings | Italy

Carboncino – soft, rich and creamy | Italy


I headed to the deli counter to get freshly sliced prosciutto, mortadella and Genoa salami! There are also pre-sliced packages available, but I like the process of choosing exactly what I want from the case — oh and the samples of each meat don’t hurt either!

How to Make the perfect Cheese & Charcuterie Board – the supporting roles


French baguette, olive bread & Rustic Bakery Sourdough Flatbread (olive oil & sel gris)


I like to pick a couple fruits that are in season, some sort of nuts, and something salty! Jams and mustards are also a good touch. I went with olives (Bristol Farms has a great olive bar), Marcona almonds, grapes & peaches.

I’ve collected my wooden and marble boards over time, but have found most of them from Home Goods! I also love to add a little bit more color with flowers and greenery. Also, how gorgeous is this table? It’s in Joshua Tree at a place I stayed recently called Pioneertown Rockstar! Full review of our stay is here!

Challenge & Giveaway (Closed)

Bristol Farms has everything you need to create the perfect Cheese & Charcuterie board! They’re also hosting a Charcuterie challenge until this coming Sunday, October 7th. The winner scores $300! Check out the details here!

I’m also hosting a giveaway for 2 $50 gift cards to Bristol Farms, so you have a chance to create your own board! Don’t forget to grab a delicious wine to enjoy with your beautiful creation! Head to my instagram to find out how you can enter!

Happy Entertaining,



  1. […] When traveling, I love any chance to feel more at home, so I usually opt for booking a house vs. a hotel. I ended up preparing a charcuterie board on this trip, utilizing the gorgeous wood piece in the living room. If you’d like some tips on creating your own, I wrote a full blog post. […]

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Growing up near Pasadena, CA, my creativity blossomed as I delved into the LA food scene, food styling, photography, and storytelling. Now, I curate content centered around food, beverage, and travel, while indulging in hobbies like thrifting. Italy holds a special place in my heart, where I found love and embarked on a new chapter in Bologna. Join me on this creative journey of food, travel, and love.