Cooking for 2-4? Here’s an Empty Nester Charcuterie Board, made on “the big board” with all your favorite cheese board snacks!

preparing Empty Nester Charcuterie Board

Friends, how are your hospitality goals this year? Have you thought about making this Empty Nester Charcuterie Board, and sharing it with another “empty nester” couple?

I think more people would entertain more as empty nesters if they knew they could make a quick, simple charcuterie board for dinner!

Empty Nester Charcuterie Board

This cheese board is easy to make, and also check out the NEW nesting bowls in the store (4 stackable), in teak wood. I just love these bowls and use them often!

Empty Nester Charcuterie Board with wine

The idea behind this board is to just make a little invite. This year might be starting off rough, or not wanting to really mingle, but a snack dinner, or easy charcuterie board, is a great place to start. Want to watch the fast-speed video of me making this board?

Years ago, before we started our own line of “big boards,” I made this Cozy Minimalist Charcuterie Board is a small cheese board for 2 or 4 guests :) You can also serve a Hummus and Roasted Veggies Board.

Empty Nester Charcuterie Board on "the big board"

Ingredients for an empty nester cheese board:

All you need are these charcuterie ingredients. Of course, as I always say, use what you have, and make it your own!

  • Olli Salumeria packet (Parmesan cheese, sopressata salami, Genoa salami, Frescatrano olives)
  • Mifroma Fondue Express (1 single serving, but perfect for 2 or 4)
  • Hummus
  • Pomegrante (if in season)
  • Red grapes + apple + orange
  • Mini artisan crackers
  • Bello Rustico crackers
  • Mini bread sticks (or fresh bread, cubed)
  • RW Garcia Organic Sweet Potato Crackers
  • Sweet Piquante Peppadews (I love these sweet red peppers!)
  • Mixed nuts
  • Endangered Species dark chocolate candy bars (our favorite)
  • Fresh rosemary

Empty Nester Cheese Board

Do you have The Big Board? Buy it now for all your entertaining goals and holidays and special occasions coming up this year, so you are prepared!

Thinking ahead, you may want it for any birthday, special occasions, and then Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter!

We’re headed to friends in our area for dinner tonight, and there will be six of us. This board is perfect.

We look forward to sipping and munching and mingling.

Empty Nester Charcuterie Board ingredients

New nesting bowls (set of 4)

NEW NESTING BOWLS are in the House of Hyacinth store!

I love this stack of 4, and you can check them out, here. Get them now before we sell out (which tends to be what happens in our store!) :)

Empty Nester Charcuterie Board with dark chocolate

How to make an empty nester charcuterie board

  1. On a 20-inch “big board” set down the 4 nesting bowls, with the cheese fondue in the center. Fill the bowls, and while the fondue is heating up, fill in the board with all the other ingredients.
  2. For a board for 2, you can set the 2 wine glasses right on the board – FUN!

Happy hosting!

Oh, and do you want to make a Chocolate Dessert Board, too? :) It’s made with our favorite dark chocolate!

Empty Nester Charcuterie Board

The Big Board®

Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch round, maple
  • 26-inch round, maple
  • 12 x 36-inch maple
  • NEW 12 x 24-inch maple
  • 23-inch Lazy Susan
  • 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • FOOD SAFE
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board® today!

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Empty Nester Charcuterie Board

Made on the 20-inch big board

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Olli Salumeria packet, Parmesan cheese, sopressata salami, Genoa salami, Frescatrano olives
  • 5.3 oz Mifroma Fondue Express, 1 single serving, but perfect for 2
  • ½ cup hummus
  • 1 pomegrante, split open
  • 1 clump red grapes
  • ½ red apple, sliced
  • ½ orange, sliced
  • 3 oz mini artisan crackers
  • 3 oz Bello Rustrico crackers
  • 3 oz mini bread sticks, or fresh bread, cubed
  • 3 oz RW Garcia Organic Sweet Potato Crackers
  • Sweet Piquante Peppadews
  • Mixed nuts
  • 2 Endangered Species dark chocolate candy bars
  • Fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • On a 20-inch "big board" set down the 4 nesting bowls, with the cheese fondue in the center. Fill the bowls, and while the fondue is heating up, fill in the board with all the other ingredients.
  • For a board for 2, you can set the 2 wine glasses right on the board - FUN!
  • Serve and enjoy!
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prepared Empty Nester Charcuterie Board

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