New Year’s Charcuterie Board

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Happy New Year! After the past two years we’ve had, 2022 has nowhere to go but up, so celebrate safely with friends, family, and, of course, Champagne. What goes better with your favorite sparkling beverage than sweet and savory charcuterie? NOTHING! Let this festive cheese board (and my New Year’s Candy Board) inspire your celebration spreads as you count down to the new year.

For more winter-y ideas, check out my Hot Chocolate Board, Brie Brûlée, Pine Cone Cheese Ball, Cheese Wheel Cake, and Olive and Brie Crostini

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NYE cheese board

How to Make a New Year’s Cheese Board

Cheese

  • Dill Havarti, cubed
  • Manchego, sliced
  • Mimolette, sliced
  • Colby Jack, cubed
  • Cheddar, cubed

Meat

  • Genoa salami
  • Calabrese salami

Produce

  • Strawberries
  • Clementines
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries 
  • Olives (optional)

Candy

  • Hershey’s Kisses, wrapped
  • Black M&Ms (optional)
  • Rolos, wrapped (optional)

Carbs

  • Star-shaped crackers

Put it All Together

  • Line up the number dishes horizontally across the center of the board. Fill the dishes with Kisses and M&Ms, or substitute with olives, raspberries, Sugared Cranberries, and/or Rolos. (If you are not using dishes, build the numbers and place them first)
  • Prep the salami by making salami folds and piling 3-4 pieces on a decorative toothpick (like I did for my Christmas CharcuterTREE). You could also consider adding a row of salami rosettes for a fun touch (check out the tutorial here).
  • Fill in the remaining spaces on the board with groupings of cheese, produce, salami, and crackers, being careful to separate similar colors and flavors. 
  • Serve extra candies and crackers on the side.

Pro tip: You can make this a sweets board! Just swap out the salty meats, cheeses, and carbs for chocolates, cookies, marshmallows, and other themed treats. I usually stick with black, white, silver, and gold–the classic NYE party colors!

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All About the Numbers

Use these number-shaped dishes to celebrate the year (I bought mine from Amazon). The best part is that you just have to change out one number next year (and the year after)! You can also use these number dishes to celebrate a whole bunch of occasions, like graduation years, birth dates, anniversaries–whatever your heart desires. 

Other dish options include this 2022 wooden version or this plastic 2022 dish (only $3).

If you don’t want to buy the actual dishes, a good trick is just to spell out the numbers using some food items, like I did with last year’s New Year’s Candy Board and my Count Down-to-Candy Board that you can find in The Cheese Board Deck (available for purchase now!) The options are endless! 

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Where to find those Star Crackers?

I’m a huge fan of Valley Lahvosh crackers for festive occasions! They make the star crackers on this board and my 4th of July Board and the cute tree crackers on my CharcuterTREE and Brie Merry BoardThey also make the heart crackers that I use on Valentine’s Day Boards.

Video Tutorial

Check Out These Other NYE Board ideas!

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From Number 2 Pencil

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From Windy City Dinner Fairy

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From @cheeseboardqueen 

Show Me Your Boards

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious holiday snacks. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful spreads you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg and use #BoardsThatSleigh so I can see and share! 

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New Year’s Charcuterie Board

Description

Make this festive NYE cheese board as part of your festive New Year's snacks.

Ingredients
  

Cheese

  • Dill Havarti cubed
  • Manchego sliced
  • Mimolette sliced
  • Colby Jack cubed
  • Cheddar cubed

Meat

  • Genoa salami
  • Calabrese salami

Produce

  • Strawberries
  • Clementines
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Olives (optional)
  • Sugared Cranberries (optional)

Candy

  • Hershey's Kisses wrapped
  • Black M&Ms (optional)
  • Rolos wrapped (optional)

Carbs

  • Star-shaped crackers

Instructions

  • Line up the number dishes horizontally across the center of the board. Fill the dishes with Kisses and M&Ms, or substitute with olives, raspberries, Sugared Cranberries, and/or Rolos. (If you are not using dishes, build the numbers and place them first)
  • Prep the salami by making salami folds and piling 3-4 pieces on a decorative toothpick.
  • Fill in the remaining spaces on the board with groupings of cheese, produce, salami, and crackers, being careful to separate similar colors and flavors.
  • Serve extra candies and crackers on the side.
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