Epic Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board
From the cheese ball to the grilled chunks of SPAM, this Epic Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board is a big party hit. Serve at your next party!
What does every holiday have in common? In my house, two things. A cheese board and people. Regardless of the season, or the occasion, a big board idea is often the way we start off our gatherings.
Epic Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board
We think this Epic Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board is such a fun board! [Grab The Big Board links below!]
Especially for a party!
A charcuterie board or cheese board
A charcuterie board or cheese board is casual, and makes people feel comfortable the minute they walk through the door. It literally brings people together! You may have already tried my Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board or Party Ham Rolls Charcuterie Board for the holidays!
For this Epic Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board, think New Year’s Eve, Game Day, Winter Blue’s Party Day, football food, or an any time of year party! Just remember to put on your retro red heels!
Retro party idea
A retro party idea: Ask everyone to wear their favorite retro outfit, hat, or even shoes!
Life is rich when we connect with others.
Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board
So what is this Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board I’m sharing today? “Retro” means imitating a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.
What did I eat as a kid? SPAM! We always had it when camping. Fried with bacon and eggs and hash browns. Honestly, it was the best breakfast, now a blast from the past. So tasty and good, I wanted to make a fun SPAM Charcuterie Board.
What is typically on a charcuterie plate?
Everyone asks me about the word “charcuterie” (shah-cute coot-uh-ree). It’s a French word for dry-cured, cooked or smoked meats. This category includes favorites like bacon, ham, pâté, and sausages. So naturally we ask if SPAM is a cured meat? I had to look it up.
Is SPAM cured meat?
The label says: “pork with ham.” So according to the USDA, ham is the hind leg of a pig that’s been preserved, colored, and flavored through a curing process, while pork is just meat from the hog.
How did we cook it? We cut it into large square chunks and grilled it to perfection.
SO GOOD! What a fun party idea for New Year’s Eve or even GAME DAY in 2019!
Does cured meat need to be cooked?
The answer, in short, is if it is cured, smoked or baked, ham is considered “pre-cooked,” and would not technically need to be cooked. … As a deli meat, it can be eaten right out of the refrigerator, or in the case of SPAM, right out of the can.
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Epic Retro SPAM Charcuterie Board
- Cheese ball
- Pretzel bombs, bites
- Cherry tomatoes
- 2 cans Spam, cut in chunks and grilled
- Salami slices
- Cheddar cheese, sliced
- Ritz crackers
- Trisket crackers
- Celery pieces stuffed with cream cheese
- Carrot sticks
- Pickled green beans
- Mixed nuts
- Black olives
- Green olives
- Onion or clam dip
- On a large round platter, place the cheese ball in the center, surrounding it with pretzel bombs (bites) or small rolls. Place parsley and cherry tomatoes around the bread.
- Next layer the salami, cheese, and crackers.
- Cut the 2 cans of SPAM into large chunks and grill for about 5 minutes. Place a toothpick in each bite. Arrange around the cheese and crackers.
- Place the onion (or clam) dip and olives in small bowls next to the edge of the tray.
- Fill the celery slices with cream cheese. Fill in the spaces with mixed nuts, celery, carrots, and pickled green beans. Serve and enjoy!
More ideas: How to make an Asian Inspired Cheese Board [FoodieCrush] and Cornucopia Cheese Board [BakerMama].
Ingo from Germany
Where can I buy this huge wood plate? Thanks
Sorry, at this time they are only available in the USA.
Where can I get a large round tray like so to use as a party charcuterie board
Yes! Buy it here:
Love your board posts! How about a boy baby shower board? Thx!!
How did you make your board food safe?
I have a post on my blog, How to Season a Charcuterie Board. Check it out! :)
I just bought the board from pier one today and my question is how do you clean it ?
Hot soap and water! Rinse and dry!
Hi, I bought the board at pier 1. But noticed it said not for food. ? Do you put parchment paper down? Thank you
Yes, or you season the board. Instructions on my blog!
Can I ask appropriately how many people did you feed with this? Can you tell me about how much it costs per person?
This would feed 8-16, depending on if it’s just an appetizer (bites) or a meal. I don’t have the cost broken down, Tammy.
This was appetizer for 12. I don’t have the cost.
Love your ideas for entertaining, I have looked everywhere for a board like yours. Where can I find one?
Pier 1 :)
They are sold out now, but I’ll be carrying my own line soon! Be watching for pre-order link! 2 sizes!
Hi, first I love seeing your pins. They are fantastic! I’m obsessed with the board like everyone else. Reading the above comments, is it in fact 28″? How deep is it?
Yes it is and about 3 inches deep! :)
Hello, I just found the tray on pier one. Com… I searched “tray” and it came right up.. I had looked through all the dining stuff and it didn’t show up. I think bc they probably can’t say it is “food safe” so it’s listed w decor.. “large courtland brown hand carved tray” is what it is under. Hope that helps! I love it too! Mine is on its way!!!
I LOVE your website – I am obsessed with your 28inch “charcuterie board” – I’ve tried finding it on the Pier One website and calling the Bend store to no avail – Do you by chance know how I could find one like yours – it is so big and perfect for entertaining – would love to get one like yours for a winter game night that’s coming up in late February2019. Thanks so much for your help.
Sincerely- Julie, a fellow Central Oregonian!
I bought it in the store at Pier one, Julie :)
Tell me about where you found the wonderful board itself (also the precious red shoes)!
Hi Vickie, I bought that board at Pier One. The shoes are from NYC about 7 years ago! :)
You are the QUEEN of Chartcuterie Boards! I love every idea you send our way. Happy New Year friend!
Happy New Year Donna! xo
I’m so behind on blog reading :/ I think I can honestly say I’ve never had spam…lol. I love all the boards you make and maybe someday I’ll get around to making one..lol
This is a GREAT board! Love that you included the oft-maligned (but secretly LOVED) SPAM! That’s just hilarious! I love to do these kinds of things when you serve products that people turn their noses up at until they try them, love them, THEN you spring it on them what they’re eating! This is a no-brainer, must do! OK.. SOOO my REAL question is: Where do you get the pretzel bombs?? They’re a great addition and perfect bite size!
PS. Love your blog. Great inspiration… both culinarily (is that a word??) and philosophically!
Thank you for your kind words, Phyllis! I bought them at Grocery Outlet, but you can also buy regular pretzel rolls and cut them into smaller pieces! I know, it’s fun to try something new and different! Happy New Year!