July 4th is a day of celebration for American citizens throughout the United States. In addition to lighting off impressive fireworks, eating good food is a staple of the holiday. If you are looking for something delicious to serve, try out this easy 4th of July charcuterie board spread. With this amazing spread, you will be able to display a colorful red, white, and blue arrangement that is not only delicious but shows off your patriotic pride! Make this spread for your family and friends and enjoy during a night of fireworks, food, and drinks.
This spread will take a variety of foods to match the three primary colors. The type of food should not limit what you pick. For example, you should not waste time trying to make all the red choices of meats or all similar types of food per color. That way, plating your spread on your charcuterie board is much easier. If you are looking for a premium quality charcuterie board for your home, then Machika has your back. You can buy a brand-new bamboo charcuterie board by clicking the link here!
Ingredients for 4th of July Charcuterie Spread
Since the goal of this spread is to express your patriotic love, the only rule is that your board should be spread out in a red, white, and blue pattern. You do not have to use the exact kinds of meat we recommend. However, here are some options you can quickly pick to create a July 4th board.
Red foods get their color in various ways, but when it comes to vegetables, the compound is often anthocyanins. These compounds are present in fruit and vegetables like tomatoes and beats. Meat gets its red color, typically from the spices used in cooking it. For example, chorizo can be reddish and typically gets that color from spices like paprika or pepper used in the sausage. Some great choices for red foods to plate your charcuterie spread include:
- Genoa Salami
- Beet Crackers
- Sweet and Spicy Almonds
- Cherry tomatoes
A lot of cheese and yogurts are white or lightly colored enough to fit this section of your charcuterie spread. However, it’s not only gooey stuff that can be part of the white area of the board. Yogurt covered fruits and treats like yogurt covered pretzels are perfect alongside mozzarella and white crackers. Here are some recommendations for the white section of your charcuterie board:
- Brie Cheese round
- Fresh mozzarella
- Manchego Cheese
- White Cheddar Slices
- Yogurt Covered Pretzels
- Sharp White Cheddar cubed
- Pita Crackers
- Macadamia Nuts
Blue foods contain plenty of antioxidants that can help improve your health. Unlike the previous colors, blue foods are harder to come by when it comes to crackers and meats. This section will contain mostly fruits and vegetables, with some cheeses that are blue. A blue cheese spread could fit in this section, though it is mostly lightly colored. Fruits and vegetables like blue tomatoes and elderberries are perfect for this section. Recommendations for this area of your spread include:
- Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese
- Kalamata Olives
- Blue tomatoes
- Blue carrots
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After you have your ingredients ready, all that is left is to plate it on your board. The first step of setting up a charcuterie spread is using a high-quality surface. You can present your July 4th spread beautifully using the Machika Cheeseboard. The convenient knife set makes serving your cheeses, spreads, fruits, vegetables, and meat simple. At Machika, we strive to present you with easy recipes and articles that get you in the kitchen and cooking delicious food. You can read our other recipes and articles by clicking the link here.