Frugal Foodie Mama: Charcuterie Made Easy with Platterful

Friday, April 21, 2023

Charcuterie Made Easy with Platterful

 Platterful takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect charcuterie board, thus saving you so much time and effort. From the artisan meats to the unique cheeses to the accompaniments, their charcuterie kits are thoughtfully paired and curated.

This post was created in partnership with Platterful. As always, all opinions & thoughts expressed below are 100% my own.

Over the past few years or so, putting together tasty and somewhat epic charcuterie boards has kind of been my thing. Whether to provide a little light snacking before a holiday dinner or for family game night, a wine night-in with the girls, or even for dinner itself (aka, what the members of my family like to refer to as a "snacky" dinner), charcuterie probably happens at least once a month in my house.

I really do enjoy building the perfect meat & cheese board, but if I am being perfectly honest the shopping for each board can get expensive at times and somewhat time-consuming. I roam the cheese section at my store looking for new ones to try or for the perfect cheese to pair with a particular cured meat or jarred spread. 

For those of us short on time (or patience), we may just grab whatever at the cheese counter. And as a result, we may often end up with boards that may be tasty, but are probably not paired very well. 

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out Platterful, an online subscription service specializing in shipping perfectly curated charcuterie board kits right to your front door. You choose the kit that suits your needs, and then Platterful expertly boxes it all up and ships it directly to you. 

You unbox your goodies, follow the simple step-by-step instructions to create your board, and voila! You are ready to entertain and enjoy. 

What I love most about Platterful is that it takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect charcuterie board, thus saving me so much time and effort. From the artisan meats to the unique cheeses to the accompaniments, the entire box is thoughtfully paired and curated.

Platterful is perfect for the experienced board builder looking for some new charcuterie variety and inspiration AND for the novice charcuterie lover who is looking for a little guidance in building their first boards.

Another thing I love about Platterful is their dedication to helping to fight childhood hunger. In fact, for every charcuterie kit ordered, they donate 10 meals to children in need! Charcuterie for charity- a cause I can definitely get behind.

The shelf-stable accompaniments were carefully packed at the top of my Platterful box. 

The perishables- like the the meats and cheeses- were packed underneath in a separate cooler compartment filled with ice packs. 

While Platterful provides you with just about everything you need to put together the perfect charcuterie board (sans the actual board- although they do have a kit for that!), you can feel free to fill in the extra spaces on your board with a few things that you can easily pick up at your local grocery store.

A few of my suggestions would be:

  • Fresh grapes
  • Sprigs of fresh herbs, like rosemary and thyme (for presentation- don't go munching on these!)
  • Apple or pear slices
  • Fresh berries- like raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries
  • Crostini or another type of cracker (to provide a little variety on the platter)

The folks at Platterful are providing a special 10% discount for my readers and followers. You can simply click on THIS LINK to automatically redeem the discount or enter the code FRUGALFOODIEMAMA10 at checkout.