Valentine’s Charcuterie Board: Mix of Sweet and Salty

Have you noticed a recent rise in popularity of charcuterie boards? More restaurants offer them on their menus and a rising number of chefs include them on their websites. So I thought I’d do a little something different with this trend and offer a meatless Valentine’s charcuterie board that mixes sweet and salty treats.

Valentines Charcuterie Board with Sweets and Cheese


I join a group of bloggers today to bring a variety of Valentine’s Day inspiration – from crafts to food to table settings. You’ll find all the links at the end of this post.

For my Valentine’s charcuterie board, I started with the obvious – chocolates! These hearts are filled with creamy caramel.

Valentine's Charcuterie Board with Chocolates, Cheese, Fruit, Crackers, and Cookies


Valentine's Charcuterie Board with Chocolates, Cheese, Fruit, Crackers, and Cookies


When assembling my sweet and salty treat, I thought about what flavors go well together while keeping a Valentine’s theme. Goat cheese covered with pomegranates can be spread on water crackers. Macadamia nuts was an obvious choice for their mild, nutty flavor, and Jordan almonds provide crunchy sweetness. And raspberries! Raspberries always pair fabulously with chocolate.

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board


Valentine's Day Treats - Jordan Almonds, Strawberries, Goat Cheese, Pomegranate


Don’t forget to add luscious heart-shaped strawberries! To balance the sweetness of the Valentine’s charcuterie board, be sure to add a couple selections of cheese – like Wensleydale cheese with cranberries.

Strawberries and Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries


The best part of a charcuterie board, is there are no hard and fast rules. Normally your board will include meats, but I didn’t include any on mine, partly because I’m a vegetarian but also because I wanted to keep it lighter.

Valentine's Charcuterie Board with Chocolates, Cheese, Fruit, Crackers, and Cookies


Be creative and have fun assembling your own board! Add a nice red wine and candles, and you’ve got the beginnings of a festive day.

And now, take a few minutes and visit some of my friends below to see what Valentine’s Day inspiration they have for you!


Valentine's Day Inspiration Hop

Valentine’s Day Craft – My 100 Year Old Home // Dollar Store Valentine’s Day Decor – Craftberry Bush // DIY Valentine’s Day Pillow – The DIY Mommy // Baked Valentine’s Day Donuts – Inspiration For Moms


Valentine's Day Inspiration Hop

Paper Heart Treat Bags – Sincerely Marie Designs // Valentine’s Charcuterie Board – Town and Country Living // Valentine’s Day Stationery – The Handmade Home // Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow – Two Twenty One


Valentine's Day Inspiration Hop

Valentine’s Decorating Ideas for Your Home – Wildflower Home Blog // DIY Valentine’s Day Decor – She Gave It A Go // Valentine’s Table Setting – Hallstrom Home // Unromantic Valentine’s Day Decor – Cassie Bustamante



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  1. Hi, I too make boards for everything!!!! But this one looks great…I never think of making a board for dessert considering cheeses are a dessert or can be a dessert. I am going to try this on Valentine weekend.

    Thanks and have a blessed and wonderful day

  2. Thanks for the inspiration! I picture these selections with a bit of nice lace or soft ruffled linen, silver and crystal, florals and LOTS of candlelight!
    Dressed up or more informal- you have nailed it 🙂