How to Season a Charcuterie Board
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This post is How to Season a Charcuterie Board that is not food safe. Once the food board is clean, lightly sand and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.
Hello friends! By popular demand, this post is all about HOW TO SEASON A CHARCUTERIE BOARD!
Grab the links and buy a board below, and BE INSPIRED!
The Big Board is a great way to bring people together. It’s a casual, fun way to host. Everyone serves themselves.
But how do you season the boards if they are not food safe?
How to season a Charcuterie Board
If a wood board says it “not food safe,” here are the steps to make sure that it is food safe.
- Lightly sand down the board with very light sand paper. Wipe clean with a soft towel.
- Lightly rub beeswax and mineral oil over the board. Buff the oil into the wood and let sit for 20 minutes.
- Continue to apply and buff the oil into the board until the wood is no longer absorbing the product. Wipe down.
- Gently wipe again before using the first time.
We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner for this process.
Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!
You can also take the steps as you would a cutting board!
How do you clean a cutting board?
- Rub the board with lemon juice or white vinegar.
- Sprinkle course Sea salt on top.
- Take a paper towel or a clean dish cloth.
- Rub the salt and the juice or the vinegar over the board and allow to soak for 15 minutes.
How do you clean a charcuterie board?
- Wipe the board, removing all food.
- Place a tiny bit of soap on a hot dish cloth. Wipe down.
- Under hot running water, lightly rinse.
- Towel dry.
How do you care for a charcuterie board?
- Wash it with soap and water and allow to air dry or wipe dry. Never put away wet.
- To re-season the board, use a soft towel or microfiber towel, and re-follow the steps above!
My most popular boards are:
Epic Charcuterie Board (watch the VIDEO!0
Epic Taco Recipe Dinner Board for Taco Tuesday!
Epic Baked Potato Dinner Board (this post went viral in Australia!)
Epic Summer Waffle Brunch Board (recently shared at Better Homes & Gardens and Southern Living Magazine!)
Did you know that I’m the ORIGINAL creator of food on this Pier One board? That’s right, back in 2017 I started this epic food craze, and now entertaining on a big board has gone viral. I love being the orignator of this great concept.
Do you oil charcuterie boards?
- Allow to sit for 20+ minutes then, wipe dry.
- Just use enough to coat the wood and let it sit for at least 20 minutes (no need to rub it in, just make sure the cutting board is covered).
MY 2 TIPS that I have shared from day #1
- Buy a board with a lip around it, so the food doesn’t fall off.
- Make sure the board is food safe. If it doesn’t say FOOD SAFE, do not assume it is. YOU MUST PREPARE (or sesason) the board.
How to buy a Charcuterie Board
Here are the boards that I LOVE.
I would say that most of my boards are served on the 28-inch board.
Second would be the 24-inch board.
Lastly, I’m in love with the smaller “food safe” tray from LeCreuset!
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28-inch Charcuterie Board
Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]
Here are the affiliate links:
LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round.
LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round.
SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18 inches.
Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.
How to season a Charcuterie Board
If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.
Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray
Today I’m using an Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset!
It has a porcelain enamel durable coating, easy to clean, it’s shatterproof, and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. YAY!
It’s also lightweight and versatile, and I LOVE IT.
Did I mention, it’s food safe?
Use it for a tray to carry food or glasses to your deck, or as a food board!
You can buy the Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset, HERE.
I also found this on Amazon, a LARGE charcuterie board, but it doesn’t have a lip. This Pine Extra Large Charcuterie Board is 22 inches round.
Remember, some of them are food safe, some are not. IT’S UP TO YOU TO CHECK THIS OUT WHEN YOU BUY A BOARD before you start serving food on it.
Where do you store The Big Board?
In our old house, we stored the board up in top of this cabinet. In the new house, we’re not quite settled yet, so for now our boards do not have a home (our kitchen is being remodeled). Stay tuned!
Remember you can follow me on Instagram for so many great ideas and “stories” or you can follow The Big Board page!
Happy Hosting, Friends!
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