A cheese charcuterie board for Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holiday inspired appetizers to create to celebrate love and friendship.
One of Sean’s and my favorite meals to enjoy, is one that is simply arranged. A small myriad of ingredients that completely compliment each other when displayed together on a platter. No fuss, no elaborate sauce nor effort, just some help from the grocery store and a hint of creativity when designing the platter. Because, after all, isn’t it most enjoyable, and delicious, to eat from a gorgeous display?
A Feast For The Eyes Makes For A Pleasing Palette
We hold a non-conventional household. We live and hold the same schedule of the cast and crew that work on a Broadway show. Eight shows a week, which means that Sean is home a little later on Sunday evenings, with Monday being is only day and night off. So it’s our delight that Valentine’s Day lands on a Monday this year.
For Sunday and Monday nights, you can find me smack dab in front of our stove, jazz playing in the background and cooking away, relishing the smells and flavors of what’s to come. What surprised me the most, is when I asked Sean what he wanted me to make for Valentine’s Day this year.
It wasn’t this Amazing Smoked Salmon Mousse Napoleon.
Not even his very favorite meal of all time, Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs.
He LOVES shrimp, yet he didn’t ask for my delicious Grilled Shrimp Cocktail Recipe.
Instead he asked for something a little less fuss this year. A little bit of everything on one plate, yet easy to assemble.
He Asked For An Urban Picnic.
Urban Picnic, my loves, is what we call a charcuterie board. Even, a fancy cheese board. Letting the grocery store lend a hand, I gather all the ingredients on a platter, artfully arranged with meats, cheeses, crackers and a couple ( or a few ) other accoutrement. A bottle of bubbly with the cork popped, and holding ground on standby.
And why wouldn’t this be perfect. Just what the doctor ordered, maybe. A simple meal, but one that is warmly enjoyed by both. It’s funny, letting the grocery story help me out with these gourmet deli ingredients that make for such an appreciated meal. It brings new meaning to haired weekday life with cravings of one on one time over good food and perhaps some bubbly. For this year, this is our idea of a beautiful Valentine’s Day meal.
Cook With Brooke
Just for you, I have put together a video of how to put together such an easy and delicious charcuterie board for Valentine’s Day. Join us?! Let’s Cook With Brooke!