Charcuterie skewers are a fun way to change up a charcuterie board, and make it easier to serve. Have fun with it – use your favorite cheese, meats, and accompaniments!
This post is brought to you by the Minnesota Pork Board. Pork is the perfect meat choice for a charcuterie board – and especially for these charcuterie skewers! I used a combination of salami and sopressata, and prosciutto, any cured sausage, or chorizo would also be great!
It’s cocktail and appetizer week on the Mom’s Holiday Survival Guide and I have an easy, yet impressive, appetizer for you today. Charcuterie skewers are such a fun way to prepare a charcuterie board and make them easy to eat…your guests need an extra hand for their wine or cocktail glass, after all!
What is Charcuterie?
First, let’s go over what charcuterie is! Charcuterie boards are popping up everywhere on menus these days, and a typical board contains a variety of meats, cheeses, nuts, jams, crackers, dried fruits, pickled vegetables, etc. It’s a great way to serve appetizers or even a fun meal with friends and family.
How to Make Charcuterie Skewers
Buying the ingredients and making charcuterie skewers is pretty similar to making a charcuterie board. You’ll want to pick a couple of different kinds of meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, olives, etc. For these charcuterie skewers I used:
Sharp White Cheddar with Cranberries
Roasted Red Peppers
Other fun ideas are marinated mushrooms, mini pickles, dried apricots, proscuitto, chorizo, Gouda, Havarti, and any other semi-hard cheese that does not crumble easily.
How to Serve Charcuterie Skewers
I served these charcuterie skewers at a dinner party with friends on a cheese board, garnished with fresh rosemary and some festive (and fake) pine branches. I think adding a couple of piles of crackers, a bowl of jam or some spreadable option, and some nuts would also be wonderful additions!
These were definitely loved by everyone who had them – they were so nice to be able to just pick up and enjoy, without having to make an entire plate!
- 2-3 cheeses such as sharp white cheddar, Gouda, mozzarella, Muenster, Havarti, etc. it needs to be cheese that does not crumble easily
- 2-3 meats such as salami, sopressata, prosciutto, chorizo
- roasted red peppers
- marinated beans
- marinated mushrooms
- plastic skewers
- Cut the cheese and meats into bite-sized chunks.
- Thread the different ingredients on the skewers, alternating between the different ingredients.
- Serve and enjoy!