Learn how to create a Chef-Inspired Charcuterie Table, perfect for holiday entertaining! This post includes three delicious recipes: Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Red Wine Raspberry Jam, and Honey Rosemary Almonds. This post is sponsored by Les Trois Petits Cochons.
Yes, that’s right. This post is titled as a chef-inspired charcuterie table.
Charcuterie boards, move aside.
It’s nothing personal. It’s just that we love charcuterie spreads so much, that we think they deserve an entire table.
Don’t you agree?
A charcuterie board is instantly my favorite part of any holiday party. It’s the first thing I’m gravitated towards, and more often than not it’s what I fill up on.
I mean… there’s cheese. Olives. Meats. Spreads and breads. Fruit. Crunchy nuts. It’s all of my favorite foods!
And, of course, it also pairs amazingly with wine. No holiday party, in my opinion, is complete without an epic charcuterie board.
So I am here to bring you some holiday party inspiration. But not with your basic charcuterie board, because we all know how to make one of those. This time, we’re making a chef-inspired charcuterie table.
We’re going to line the entire table in butcher or food-safe kraft paper. Then, we’re going to spread out all of our fixings and label them with a pretty metallic marker. It’s going to be fun, interactive, and of course, delicious.
And we’re going to take this chef-inspired charcuterie spread next-level by making three easy recipes for it: Red Wine Raspberry Jam, Balsamic Roasted Grapes, and Honey Rosemary Roasted Almonds.
We’ll have some incredible accoutrements to this chef-inspired charcuterie, which is what makes it chef-inspired. These thoughtful, tasty, and handmade recipes come together in just under 30 minutes, but are an impressive addition.
But (delicious) trappings aside, a charcuterie board is all about the charcuterie, right?
For our chef-inspired charcuterie board, I use lots of goodies from Les Trois Petits Cochons. The company began in Greenwich Village, NYC and has been making amazing charcuterie and pâté since 1975. I can instantly tell that their products are crafted with care and quality. I always order from them during the holidays to make my charcuterie spreads special.
To make this incredible Chef-Inspired Charcuterie table, you’ll need:
Butcher paper, to line the table.
Metallic markers, to label everything for your guests.
Bowls and dishes of varying sizes, to make everything look neat.
Fresh flowers and/or festive decor.
Spoons, knives, and serving ware. Make everything easy and accessible for your guests.
Smoked duck breast or duck confit, warm from the oven.
Wild Boar Pate and Apple Cider Chicken Pate.
A selection of cheeses: Manchego, Iberico, and Brie.
Cheddar or herb breadsticks and petite toasts or crackers.
Balsamic Roasted Grapes, recipe below.
Honey Rosemary Roasted Almonds, recipe below.
Red Wine Raspberry Jam, recipe below.
Petits Poivrons (sweet mini peppers).
I hope that this Chef-Inspired Charcuterie Table finds a place into your holiday festivities! Watch our video below to see how it comes together. What are your favorite charcuterie additions? Let us know in the comments below.
How to Make a Chef-Inspired Charcuterie Table Video!
How to Create a Chef-Inspired Charcuterie Table
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Category: appetizers
Learn how to create a Chef-Inspired Charcuterie Table, perfect for holiday entertaining! This post includes three delicious recipes: Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Red Wine Raspberry Jam, and Honey Rosemary Almonds.
For the Honey Rosemary Almonds:
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
For the Balsamic Roasted Grapes:
- 2 cups seedless red grapes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
For the Red Wine Raspberry Jam:
- 6 ounces fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, sliced down the middle and scraped
For the almonds:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Stir together the almonds, rosemary, honey, olive oil, cayenne, sea salt, and pepper. Lay the almonds in one even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until evenly roasted, about 18 minutes, stirring once or twice to avoid burning. Can be made ahead of time.
For the grapes:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Toss the grapes, oil, vinegar, thyme, rosemary, sea salt, and pepper together. Place the grapes in a greased baking dish.
- Bake until the grapes begin to burst and juices are thick and syrup-like, about 20-25 minutes.
- Let the grapes cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature.
For the jam:
- Roughly mash the raspberries and combine with the wine, sugar, and vanilla bean in a small sauce pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
- Allow the jam to steadily simmer (but be careful not to boil over) until thickened, about 25 minutes. The jam should be gelled and coat the back of a wooden spoon.
- Let the jam cool and discard the vanilla bean. You can strain the jam if you’d like to remove the seeds, but it’s not necessary.
What a great layout and spread! I almost wouldn’t know where to begin…haha just kidding, definitely the cheese!
Your photos are always aethetically pleasing and I love it. Also this post is so good and really helps on ideas preparing the table. Thanks for this post!
Job well done. Those are great snack ideas. Perfect for the holiday festivities.
This looks like such an amazing spread. With the holidays coming up this is setting me up for success!
Well, I fell in love with these photos for sure! Such an amazing post!
Amazing job done! This looks so scrumptious. I wanna eat the whole platter!
Blair villanueva says
This is very inspiring amd truly instagram worthy. I am learning so much!
I really love how each person can really make it their own! That is so awesome!! Yours looks so awesome!
Can I come to your house for the holidays?! That table looks like my dreams! I hope that your decorating wasn’t but to waste and that you had a celebration to share all the yumminess!
I never thought one can pull off such an elegant charcuterie board at home! You have proved me wrong. It looks gorgeous 🙂
Stephanie Jeannot says
I think that this sounds like a really great idea. I would not mind making balsamic flavored grapes. Yumm idea for Thanksgiving.
Stephanie Jeannot says
Balsamic roasted grapes sounds so yummy. Great idea for Thanksgiving dinner. I might have to use this recipe.
Kelly Hutchinson says
If I were at a party and saw this, I would be excited and afraid to try it! It is almost like a work of art!
What a great idea! This really would be a great set up for the holidays, and those spreads look delicious! I’ll have to give this a try, thanks for sharing!
Claudia Krusch says
I will have to get everything I need to do one of these tables for the holidays. I am sure it will be a big hit at our parties. Thanks for the great idea.
Kelli A says
Ha! I never knew there was a name/word for this, but I do this all the time. This is how my table is set up for 90% of our get togethers. It’s easy and usually pretty satisfying to our guests!
Sabrina Fox says
That red wine raspberry jam looks absolutely to die for. Gorgeous layout as well!
cynthia bowman says
LOOOOVVE this idea. I’m hosting several holiday parties in my home of 30+ guests and this would be an elegant and easy offering.
Oh my – this board wouldn’t stand much of a. chance around me haha! . Everything looks absolutely delicious!
Tara pittman says
Those rosemary almonds sound so delicious. I have plenty of rosemary in my backyard so I need to make these almonds.
Heather Johnson says
Yummy! What a great bunch of ideas for a snack spread. All you ideas would be perfect for the upcoming holidays!